Raymond Levitt

Raymond Levitt

  • Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Yang & Yamazaki Environment and Energy Buiding 
Room 241 
473 Via Ortega 
Stanford, California 94305-4020 


Dr. Levitt's research has developed theory, methods, and tools to design organization structures and governance regimes for project and matrix organization structures in construction and other project-based industries.

His work has addressed an unmet demand for civil infrastructure projects --roads, railroads, ports, airports, water and sanitation systems-- in both developing and developed countries. Projects to develop and operate civil infrastructure increasingly involve private, public and NGO participants from multiple countries, resulting in clashes between participants' values, cultural norms and laws that can create high institutional costs, and attendant delays.

Dr. Levitt's research, conducted through the Global Projects Center (GPC), which he founded, has been aimed at developing new financing, governance and organizational approaches to enhance the long-term financial, environmental and social sustainability of these critically needed, but institutionally challenging, projects. In recognition of this work, he was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger as a Commissioner of the California Public Infrastructure Advisory Commission (PIAC) in 2008 and served as a Commissioner of PIAC from 2008-2013.

Dr. Levitt founded and serves as Academic Director of the Stanford Advanced Project Management (SAPM) executive education certificate program. SAPM has awarded more than 6,000 certificates to mid-career professionals in a wide variety of industry sectors since its inception in 1999.

Dr. Levitt was elected a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

In The News


Stanford scholars discuss state of U.S. infrastructure as the president promotes his $1 trillion plan

Stanford scholars Frank Fukuyama and Raymond Levitt discuss how and where federal dollars should be allocated to enhance the nation’s aging and distressed infrastructure.
Stanford scholars discuss state of U.S. infrastructure as the president promotes his $1 trillion plan