Michael DeLuca, AIA, LEED AP

Education Practice Leader

Mike DeLuca

Good design isn’t born from a blank canvas. Instead, the best design solutions are realized when buildings and spaces appropriately align with an institution’s culture and surrounding community. That’s Michael’s philosophy on helping education clients cultivate environments where students flourish.

With an appreciation for both classic architecture and contemporary design, Michael masterfully assembles diverse teams to deliver forward-looking solutions on college campuses. He has a passion for engaging with clients to understand their key drivers and vision for impact, and he collaborates with his teams to solve the tough problems. Michael believes that by referencing the influences shaping a campus community and directing its business decisions, there is often an opportunity to re-purpose or transform resources into beautiful, sustainable solutions.

A few clients and collaborators

  • University of Buffalo
  • Syracuse University
  • Cornell University
  • Scajaquada Corridor Coalition


  • Creating strong teams that solve complex problems
  • Student and client engagement
  • Developing strategies to transform challenges into opportunities


  • Father to two boys and creating memories with them daily
  • Supporting local communities through engagement and advocacy
  • Advocating for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center