Affordable Luxury, Bathroom Remodeling under $50k September 2011 - Remodeling Magazine [their article]
The WaterSmart Business Certification Program is rewarded to companies that achieve outstanding water efficiency. July 2011 - East Bay Municipal Utility District [their article]
Merit Awards 2011
The Merit Awards are awarded annually to projects which show the highest degree of design expertise and craftsmanship, along with "using dollars effectively." September 2011 - remodeling magazine [their article]
Gold Nugget Award 2010
Maurice Levitch is the Green Point Rater for this award winning community in the West Portal area of San Francisco. Mark Nelson, the developer, met Maurice through the tours Maurice gave at his own Green Point Rated development in Berkeley- Seventh Haven Homes June 2010 - Arden Estates - Green Point Rated Community of the Year [their article]
Berkeley Design Advocates Award 2010
Amanda's Feel Good Fresh Food Restaurant
Berkeley Design Advocates Awards are made in acknowledgment of excellence in urban planning and architectural design and technology, innovative and creative design solutions, and historic preservation. 11/17/2010 -
Achievement in Custom Home
2009 - Build It Green - GreenPoint Showcase [their article]
Top 500 Remodelers List
Staff at Qualified Remodeler magazine compared Levitch’s performance and services with those of other remodeling firms across the country, and have awarded Levitch Associates, Inc. a place in Top 500 list of remodeling firms for the last eight years. 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 - Qualified Remodeler Magazine
People's Choice Award for Alameda County
2006 - Build It Green - See this Project.... [their article]
Burcz Residence, Berkeley
Diane and Doug Burcz's green remodel of their 1922 Berkeley home proved a hit with tour-goers. The project team reconfigured the floorplan and added a skylight to create more openness and bring in daylight. They brought the interior up-to-date with contemporary finishes and environmentally friendly materials, including FSC-certified pine trim, recycled glass tiles, a new concrete slab with recycled fly ash content and a radiant heating system. Although the home was modernized, the owner and their Design/Build Architect, Levitch Associates, took care to preserve many original features: they reused existing doors in new locations, preserved hardwood floors and restored many older windows.
Third Place, CableRail™
2005 Semi Annual Web Photo Contest
The Owners purchased an early 20th-century home with the idea of remodeling it to suit their more contemporary tastes. The upper floor was completely remodeled, and the lower floor is to be remodeled in a second phase. We employed CableRail at an interior stair between the two levels as an expression of the Owner’s modern aesthetic.
2005 - CableRail™ [their article]
A growing family needed to add space to their existing one-story home. Emphasizing volume and natural light, the new stair to the second-story addition utilizes the CableRail system. The railing brings a modern note to the home, visually bridging the 1923 structure at the main level with the 2005 addition above.
Best Larger Home Renovation Award from Green Home Tour Competition
As a design/build architect and remodeling specialist, Maurice Levitch of Levitch Associates had always helped clients select design elements and materials based on economic factors and aesthetics. Recently, the combination of a client’s request that he learn more about sustainable building and an employee’s suggestion that he get certified as a green builder prompted Levitch to take a closer look at green building philosophies and methods.
Coincidentally, Levitch and his wife Ruth were starting to remodel their 1923 home, where they had lived since 1993. The 1,500-square-foot bungalow had three bedrooms, one bath and no garage. The Levitches, who have two children, remodeled the existing structure and added a second floor, expanding the house to 3,000 square feet, including a 600-square-foot garage and basement. Levitch’s growing knowledge of green building inspired him to incorporate in his own home many strategies and materials that are healthy and that save energy and natural resources. - See more about this project [their article]