Melissa DelVecchio, AIA
Melissa DelVecchio first joined Robert A.M. Stern Architects in 1998 and has been a Partner in the firm since 2008. She is the Project Architect for two new residential colleges at Yale University and the Stayer Center for Executive Education for the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Ms. DelVecchio has been involved with all aspects of design from concept through construction for the Spangler Campus Center and the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center at the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, and for and for Wasserstein Hall, the Caspersen Student Center, and Clinical Wing at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, Ms. DelVecchio led the design team through a site selection and space programming study as well as the design of a master plan for the selected site and its quadrant of the historic campus. She worked extensively on the office's winning competition scheme for the Nashville Public Library in 1998 and has served as Project Architect for the strategic planning and feasibility study for the Yale School of Management, the Student and Academic Services Buildings at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Uncommon Charter High School and Achievement First Brooklyn High School, and the College of Law at the University of Kentucky. Ms. DelVecchio also contributed to the design of the Westport Weston Family Y in Westport, Connecticut; Bavaro Hall for the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia; and the Excellence Charter School of Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York.
In addition to her experience at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Ms. DelVecchio worked for Merrill and Pastor Architects in Vero Beach, Florida, where she was Project Manager for various residential and commercial projects at two communities planned by Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company: Seaside and Windsor, Florida; and for Mark P. Finlay Architects in Fairfield, Connecticut, where she worked on residential projects in New York, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Connecticut, as well as a private 70-stall timber frame horse barn in Litchfield, Connecticut.
Ms. DelVecchio was a national finalist for the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Urban Design Travel Fellowship in 1998 and a finalist for the Williamsburg Town Plan Competition in 1995. In 1994 she was awarded the Arnold A. Arbeit Memorial Prize and recognized as a finalist as part of the annual Paris Prize Competition. Her work was exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago as part of the Art of Building Cities Conference in 1995 and in New York City as part of the Governor's Island Ideas Competition in 1996. Her work has been published in the Yale School of Architecture's Retrospecta, the Institute of Classical Architecture's annual journal The Classicist, and in Competitions. She has served on juries for design studios at Yale University, the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Notre Dame, Temple University, and an awards jury for the Society of American Registered Architects. She is a fellow emeritus and has taught courses for the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in New York City. Ms. DelVecchio also serves on the Advisory Board of City Polytechnic, New York City’s high school for architecture, engineering, and technology.
Ms. DelVecchio received her Master of Architecture degree from Yale University and her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame. She is a registered architect in New York and other jurisdictions, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a member of the American Institute of Architects.