On January 22, 2020, Melissa DelVecchio, FAIA, and Robert A.M. Stern Architects will host a New Fellow Salon at the firm's Manhattan office, one in a new series organized by AIA New York for newly elevated Fellows to share their work and philosophies with their peers. Learn more about the event here.
Elevated to the AIA's College of Fellows in 2019, Ms. DelVecchio joined Robert A.M. Stern Architects in 1998 and became a Partner in the firm in 2008. Melissa has led the design of many of the firm’s largest and most complex projects, including two new residential colleges at Yale University; buildings at Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School; and Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Ms. DelVecchio is a co-author of Designs for Learning: College and University Buildings by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (2016), which showcases many of the complex academic projects that have been a primary focus of her work at the firm, and an editor of The New Residential Colleges at Yale: A Conversation Across Time (2017). She directs the firm's Research Department.
Ms. DelVecchio received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame and her Master of Architecture degree from Yale University. She frequently serves on juries for design studios at Yale and Notre Dame, and has lectured at academic conferences in the United States, Spain, and China. She is a member of the juries for the Richard H. Driehaus Prize and the Rafael Manzano Martos Prize. In 2018, she received the Orlando T. Maione Award for distinguished contributions to the University of Notre Dame's School of Architecture. Learn more about Ms. DelVecchio and her work here.
The College of Fellows, founded in 1952, is composed of members of the American Institute of Architects who are elevated to Fellowship by a jury of their peers. Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member. Fellowship recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual and elevates before the public and the profession those architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and to society.
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