Principal Sally L. Levine, AIA, LEED AP, is an architect whose career includes practice, education and art. She has worked with clients from all walks of life – from police officers and firefighters designing the interior architecture of the City of Chicago’s 911 Emergency Communication Center to people starting out in their first homes and those wishing to age in place.
Ms. Levine is a nationally recognized expert on Universal Design. She has spoken on universal/accessible architecture to community groups and at professional conferences. Her work is underscored by this philosophy of inclusion, and she designs with an understanding that people want more from their buildings than mere function; she collaborates with Clients and Contractors to produce architecture that lifts one’s spirits. As a LEED Accredited Professional, Ms. Levine matches her human-centered design work with a deep commitment to sustainability and the environment.
Currently, Ms. Levine is a lecturer at Case Western Reserve University, a visiting faculty associate in the University’s Center for Health and Aging, and a lecturer in the master’s program at the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Planning at Cleveland State University. She is a member of the Cleveland AIA, the Boston Society of Architects and a board member of the Institute for Human Centered Design. Her artwork has been shown in solo and group exhibits from San Francisco to Milan. She opened Levine Design, Ltd. in Chicago in 1991 and moved her firm to Cleveland in 2004. Prior to that, she worked for the Chicago firms of Holabird & Root, Architects and Planners, and Ross Barney + Jankowsky Architects. She earned her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.