Brenda Levin, FAIA, MArch '76
Architect Brenda A. Levin, FAIA, is known for revitalizing Los Angeles’ urban, historic and cultural form. For 39 years her architecture and urban design firm has pioneered the preservation and redefinition of important historic landmarks, the adaptive reuse of existing structures, as well as new educational and cultural buildings.
The firm’s recent and current projects include new buildings at Dodger Stadium; the renovation and expansion of the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre for the County of Los Angeles; the restoration of the 1929 Wilshire Boulevard Temple; a pedestrian bridgeand Teaching, Learning Labfor Oakwood School; the renovation and reinvention of seven former Howard Hughes buildings for creative office space at Hercules Campus at Playa Vista; and the ongoing transformation of Grand Central Market.
Ms. Levin is a native of the New York metropolitan area. She studied graphic design at Carnegie Mellon and New York Universities and architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Prior to starting her own firm, based in Los Angeles she worked for legendary architect John Lautner.
The firm has received recognition and awards from professional, national, and California preservation organizations, as well asbusiness and governmental agencies. Ms. Levin has lectured on her work at the Getty, colleges, universities and professional organizations.
As an active member within the architecture profession and community, Ms. Levin currently serves on the GSD Alumni Council, the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows, the National Trust for Historic Preservation Advisory Council, and the Martin Luther King Community Development Corporation.
In 2010 AIA/Los Angeles selected Ms. Levin to receive the Gold Medal, which is the highest honor it can bestow on an individual and in 2017 Ms. Levin received Project Restore’s Architectural Angel Award.