Mort Levy announces retirement

11/14/2014 | Mort Levy

Morton Levy, FAIA, has announced retirement from the architectural practice he founded in 1963.

His long record of service includes presidency of Rice Architectural Alumni, AIA Houston, and the Texas Society of Architects. He was chair of the National AIA Continuing Education Committee during its formative period and served the City of Houston as chair of its Commission on Disabilities.

Levy’s varied practice included many years as consultant to the U S Postal Service, accessibility improvements at 18 City of Houston Health and Human Services campuses, expanded health club-gymnastic-tennis facilities for the Houston Jewish Community Center, two “Keep Houston Beautiful” award winning garden designs, and the architecture of seven synagogues.

He co-curated AIA Houston’s 2013 exhibition of Sacred Spaces of Texas, now making its rounds of the state, and has been a frequent speaker on the history of synagogue design.