BDP Quadrangle announces Sheldon Levitt’s retirement

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Sheldon Levitt will continue to support the firm in the role of Principal Emeritus

BDP Quadrangle congratulates Sheldon Levitt, who will be retiring as full-time Principal as of 30 June 2021. Sheldon will transition to the role of Principal Emeritus, focusing on key strategic initiatives and projects, and supporting ongoing studio operations.

“It has been a very full and satisfying 34 years,” says Sheldon. “BDP Quadrangle has a long tradition of cultivating leadership and design quality within the studio. I am looking forward to supporting our new leaders and continuing to be engaged with the firm, while having more time for volunteer work and family.”

During his 34 years with BDP Quadrangle, including 22 years as Principal, Sheldon has led numerous comprehensive mixed-use projects that were consistently at the forefront of establishing highly contextual and evolving ideas about urban architecture. These include: The Morgan Condominium at Richmond and Spadina – one of the first tall buildings in the transformation of the Garment District, and now recognized as a landmark bridging the District’s heritage and contemporary architecture - and the Toy Factory Lofts in Liberty Village – a complex conversion of the former Irwin Toy Company into a live/work community. For the past 15 years, Sheldon has also worked closely with The Remington Group to transform 240 acres of green and brownfield lands into Downtown Markham, a new mixed-use, pedestrian and transit-oriented community, including 10,000 residential units, offices, retail and a hotel. 

Founding Principal Les Klein says, “Sheldon’s leadership has helped to cultivate the studio’s reputation for integrity, trustworthiness, reliability and thoughtful city building. He is appreciated by his colleagues and clients as a mentor and a driver of innovation. We are grateful that Sheldon will continue to contribute to the studio in his new role as Principal Emeritus.”