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Architect

David Livingstone Leavitt, American architect. Recipient Princeton prize, 1940, Rome prize, 1950; Regents scholar, University Nebraska, 1936. Member of American Institute of Architects, Far E. Association Architects and Engineers, National Architects Registration (board directors 1946-1999).

Background

Leavitt, David Livingstone was born on August 26, 1918 in Omaha. Son of Frederick William and Mattie Louise (Knapp) Bennett.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, University Nebraska, 1940. Master in Architecture, Princeton University, 1942.

Career

Associate professor Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1941-1942. Chief designer Raymond and Rado, New York City, Tokyo, 1946—1953, 1960—1966. With Firm Leavitt & Henshell, New York City, 1953-1960.

Instructor in design Columbia University, 1956, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1957-1959. Director architecture and interior design Hilton International, New York City, 1968-1976. Architectural designer Bailey Associates, Athens, 1977-1980.

Hotel design consultant New York City, since 1982. Lieutenant Aerial Navigator United States Navy, 1942-1946, PTO.

Membership

Member of American Institute of Architects, Far E. Association Architects and Engineers, National Architects Registration (board directors 1946-1999).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Painting, piano, reading, swimming, tennis.

Connections

father:
Frederick William Bennett

mother:
Mattie Louise (Knapp) Bennett