David Levitt trained at the University of Cambridge and worked for five years as an assistant to Patrick Hodgkinson on the design of the Brunswick Centre. He co-founded Levitt Bernstein with David Bernstein in 1968. At the same time, they started what is now one of the UK’s largest housing associations. David Levitt’s involvement in commissioning and designing housing – and his interest in the concerns of clients and residents – produced The Housing Design Handbook in 2010. Eight years later, and with the housing crisis ever worsening, he has returned to co-author a new edition.

Despite retiring from practice in 2005, David has continued as a ‘design champion’ for housing developers and housing associations and as a board member of Design for Homes.
Education
Diploma in Architecture, University of Cambridge, 1961
MA, University of Cambridge, 1962
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