Jo Anne Murray Levenson

Profile Updated: June 19, 2019
I Reside: Glen Echo, MD USA
Spouse/Partner: Marc Levenson
My Children: Michael Levenson Whitman class of 2007
Occupation(s): Architect
My Nick Name:

Jo

Where I was born:

Washington, DC

Elementary School:

Chevy Chase

Jr. High School:

Pyle

Marital Status:

married

My Email address:

joannemurray@comcast.net

My Parents:

Judy Murray
Alden Murray- AKA Shorty

University/Degree:

B Architecture

Professional Achievement(s):

Ran my own firm for 25 years. Received "2006 Best Institutional Building" award from the Associated Builders and Contractors for Suitland Elementary School a green school with photovoltaic shingles powering the science lab and wonderful ceramic tile murals throughout the school designed by my artist husband.


Worked for 11 years at one of the top 10 AE firms with offices in 191 countries. Managed top secret cybersecurity governmental projects in DC (St. Elizabeths), Fort Gordon GA, Texas Cryptologic Center TX, Secure project at Wiesbaden, Germany. Also managed health projects including Naval Medical Research Unit, Cairo, Egypt, and Rockingham Memorial Hospital MRI Outpatient Clinic building. Also wrote specifications for the Brendon Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering at University of Maryland.

My Biggest Disappointment(s):

Had to close the business due to the declining economy.

Three words to describe myself in 1969?

Bubbly
Artistic
Fashion conscious

My Favorite Teacher(s):

Monica McMindes, English/Drama

What was my BEST moment at Whitman:

Making Posters and banners for the dances

What I loved most about Whitman:

Architectural drafting
The Plays

Family members who attended Whitman:

Bobbie Murray (Franco) Class of 71 sister
Jennifer Murray (Roebuck Class of 81 sister
Michael Levenson Class of 2007 son

My Interests:

Art
Architecture
Fashion
Food/Wine
Travel
All things French
Skiing
Movies

My Weakness:

Food (too much of a good thing...)

My Favorite Music:

Jazz, 60's and 70's Rock, Baroque

My Favorite Food:

Foie Gras

My Favorite Restaurants:

Marcel's DC currently

Jean Louis at the Watergate
Michel Guerard
Guy Savoy
and many other Michelin starred restaurants over many years of European travel

My Favorite Smell:

Wine Caves in Burgundy - mushroomy, leathery

My Health:

Good except overweight

Famous or interesting people you've met?

Jon Hendricks - jazz singer
Keeter Betz - bassist for Ella Fitzgerald

How do I relax?

TV, movies

What is your Biggest turn-on?

Architecture and Travel (together)

Language(s) I speak:

French - poorly but I do use it. I visit France a lot and the French Embassy was a client of mine.

My Pets:

A 50 lb sulcatta turtle - he is 19 years old and will live to be 120 years. Looking for a budding veterinarian to leave him to. My son who is now a veterinarian obtained him at 10 oz.
Aquarium Fish

I am a Veteran:

No

I was a Hippie:

Yes

About My Children:

Son went to Whitman and then graduated Pre-Med Boston College and VMd University of Pennsylvania and is now a practicing Veterinarian in San Francisco. Note that at least 5 of his Whitman Classmates became veterinarians thanks to the great Anatomy/Biology teacher at Whitman.

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