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Janna Levitt

BA, B.Arch, OAA, AAA, FRAIC; Partner, LGA Architectural Partners

 

Janna Levitt co-founded LGA Architectural Partners (formerly Levitt Goodman Architects) in 1989. She views architecture as an essential tool for creating living, working, and learning environments that improve people's lives. Much of her work as an architect and educator has explored design's role in bringing together and enhancing diverse communities. As Partner in Charge, she has led LGA projects throughout Ontario that include Laurentian University's new McEwen School of Architecture in Sudbury, the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, the Toronto Birth Centre, Trinity Bellwoods Community Centre, and the renovation of Cambridge Libraries and Galleries' main branch at Queen's Square. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture and Dalhousie University School of Architecture. Janna lectures widely on architecture and the arts and is an active jury member and panellist on architectural and urban design issues across the country. She is an Arts Build Ontario mentor, and from 2011 to 2015 she served on the RAIC Steering Committee for Canada's Architecture Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. A Metrolinx Public Art Jury member, Janna was on the Metrolinx Design Excellence Review Panel for the Eglinton Crosstown line and is currently on the panel for the Finch West LRT line.