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Architect , consultant , Civil engineer

Sheldon Joseph Leavitt, American civil engineer, architect, consultant. Registered architect, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia; registered professional engineer, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia. Recipient Ira O. Baker award, Bronze Tablet award.

Background

Leavitt, Sheldon Joseph was born on October 14, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Charles Paul and Sadie (Joseph) Leavitt.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering in Structural Engineering, University Illinois, 1943.

Career

Field engineer Virginia Engineering Company, Norfolk, 1946. Architectural draftsman Bernard Spigel, American Institute of Architects, 1946-1947. Design and field engineer Tidewater Construction Company, 1947-1950.

Architectural & senior structural designer A. Epstein & Sons, Inc., Chicago, 1950-1953. Principal Leavitt Associates, Architecture and Engineering, Norfolk, since 1953. Alternating chairman Virginia State Joint Cooperative Committee Architects, Engineers and General Contractors, 1978-2001.

Member construction arbitration panel American Arbitration Association.

Achievements

  • Registered architect, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia. Registered professional engineer, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Torch International Design of Housing for Elderly, 1988, Architectural Record Oheb Shalom Temple, Baltimore, 1960. Editor Virginia Construction Industry Guidelines, 1990-2001.

Membership

Chairman Permanent Building Code Comn., Norfolk, 1970-1975, City of Norfolk Design Review Committee, 1973-1988. Vice chairman Building Code Board Appeals, Norfolk, 1975-1997, chairman, 1998^. With United States Navy, 1944-1946, PTO, European Theatre of Operations, Commander Council for Exceptional Children, United States Naval Reserve retired.

Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers (life), National Academy Forensic Engineers (national review committee American Society of Civil Engineers proposed manual 1988-1989). Architectural Engineering Institute. Member National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society for Testing and Materials (E06 performance of building construction), American Institute of Architects (board directors Virginia society 1977-1980, president Tidewater section 1982, building performance and regs. national committee 1989-2000, liason representative and official testifier to BOCA 1990-2000, Outstanding Service to Public award 1987, Service to Architectural Profession award 1994), Construction Specifications Institute, Society of America Military Engineers, American Council Engineering Companies (professional practice committee since 1980), National Institute Engineering Ethics, Military Officers Association American, International Code Council, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, Chi Epsilon, others.

Connections

Married Marian Adele Cogen, December 31, 1951. Children: Charles, Jonathan, Shirra.

father:
Charles Paul Leavitt

mother:
Sadie (Joseph) Leavitt

spouse:
Marian Adele Cogen

child:
Charles Leavitt

child:
Jonathan Leavitt

child:
Shirra Leavitt