Melissa DelVecchio is an American architect, based in New York. She received her Master of Architecture degree from Yale University and her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame. She frequently serves on juries for design studios at Yale University, the University of Notre Dame, and has lectured at the University of Notre Dame and at academic conferences in the United States, Spain, and China. Ms. DelVecchio is a member of the award jury for the Rafael Manzano Martos Prize in Madrid, Spain, and a member of the award jury for the Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame. In 2018, she received the Orlando T. Maione Award for distinguished contributions to the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture.
Ms. DelVecchio is a Partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, where her work spans many different institutional building types, including housing, libraries, classrooms, student centers, professional schools, and elementary and secondary schools. Her current and recent projects include: Benjamin Franklin and Pauli Murray Colleges at Yale University; Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing; the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; a new downtown campus for the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida; Heavener Hall and Newell Hall at the University of Florida; the Stayer Center for Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame; the Uncommon Charter High School and Achievement First Brooklyn High School and the Excellence Charter School, both in Brooklyn; the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center at Harvard Business School; and Wasserstein Hall, Caspersen Student Center, and Clinical Wing at Harvard Law School. She is a co-author of Designs for Learning: College and University Buildings by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (New York: The Monacelli Press, 2016), which showcases many of the complex academic projects that have been her primary design focus at the firm, and an editor of The New Residential Colleges at Yale (New York: The Monacelli Press, 2017).
Ms. DelVecchio’s work has been honored with the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s Stanford White Award, the ICAA New England’s Bulfinch Award, the American Institute of Architects’ Housing Design Award, the Society for College and University Planning’s Award for Excellence in Architecture, Traditional Building magazine’s Palladio Award, and the New York Council of the Society of American Registered Architects’ Design Award of Honor.
She is a registered architect in New York and other jurisdictions, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a LEED Accredited Professional.