RODE Architects Associate Michael DelleFave Bestowed the Boston Society of Architecture Award for Excellence in Teaching


BOSTON- RODE Architects Associate Michael DelleFave, AIA has been awarded the Boston Society of Architecture Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Boston Architectural College. DelleFave has been a longtime employee of RODE Architects, having started with the firm in 2014.

DelleFave was granted the award for the practice awareness he brings to the studio and his deep understanding of precedent and current design examples. A BAC faculty member for 12 years, Mike infuses his industry experience into his classes, often sharing real projects he is working on at RODE Architects, to help students understand the process and challenges of design.

“We are proud to have another member of the RODE team receive such a high honor for their work in educating designers. Our firm culture is a studio culture, where we challenge ourselves with perpetual learning” said Principal and Co-Founder of RODE Architects, Kevin Deabler, “Mike brings a high level of energy and passion to his work, but he’s also fiercely dedicated to those he mentors at RODE. We’re thrilled to see him recognized for his commitment to the craft of teaching.

“I am grateful to be honored by my friends and colleagues at BAC and BSA,” said Associate Mike Dellefave, AIA, RODE Architects, “I’m thrilled to continue my work as an educator by drawing on my real-world experiences and hope to have many more opportunities to share my personal career learnings with the BAC students.”

DelleFave is a graduate of both Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and a LEED Accredited Professional and a Registered Architect in MA. Since joining RODE Architects, he has been highly involved in many of the firm’s key completed projects, including The Daily, Flats on Savin, and Dorchester Brewing Company. As well as RODE’s first Passive Houses now under construction Brucewood St. in West Roxbury.

Boston Architecture College is the first accredited architecture program with a work component in the US. Since the establishment of the program, BAS has introduced programs in interior architecture, landscape architecture, and design studies. The Boston Society of Architects was established in 1869 and is an organization committed to improving the quality of life for everyone through architecture and design.