Allan Delesantro

Allan Delesantro

Helsinki, Finland



I am a registered architect (RA NYS # 043114) and planner with a research focus on socioecological hybridity in the planning and analysis of urban green-blue infrastructure, wildlife conservation, ecotourism and ecosystem services. I am a well-organized and effective leader, with six years of professional experience that has cultivated skill in coordinating with, and learning from, diverse stakeholders and disciplines. I bring a passion for environmental stewardship and conservation ethics to everything I do. This has led me to seek out the knowledge, skills and experiences needed to approach the spatial issues of the environment from a holistic perspective. 



Standard Architects, Long Island City, NY, US, Project Architect

Managed 2-3 junior architects and multidisciplinary teams of consultants in the design, documentation and implementation of small to midsize architectural renovation and landscape projects. Managed client, contractor and regulatory agency relationships at all phases of project work. Assisted firm principal in managing office workflow, standards and hiring. Assisted in the design of details and finishes on Pier55.

Jan 2016 - Jul 2019

KVA MATx, Boston, MA, US, Intern

Wegman's Hall: Construction documents
Worked with project manager to complete construction documents on all aspects of building design. Coordinated with HVAC, plumbing and electrical consultants. Produced quarter-scale model for client design review. Performed daily office administration tasks such as answering phones, greeting visitors, and receiving and sending mail.

Apr 2015 - Jul 2015

Rahul Mehrotra Associates, Brookline, MA, US, Project Assistant

Sydney Modern Project: Competition
Drafted and rendered plans, sections and elevations. Assisted in final production and delivery of project boards, literature and presentations

Feb 2015 - Apr 2015

Rick Manning Landscape Architect, Ithaca, NY, US, Design Intern

Cayuga Waterfront Trail: Six Mile Multi-Use Trail in Ithaca, NY
Designed, installed and maintained way-finding signage, on-trail amenities, and gardens. Published trail maps, promotional brochures and press materials. Managed web site and social media platforms. Managed 2-3 interns at any given time. Organized volunteer and community events. Worked with city and county organizations for approval and financing of new trails and improvement projects.

Friends of Stewart Park
Supported the establishment of a non-profit organization to promote, plan and finance improvements to Ithaca's Stewart Park. Designed and produced organization branding, web media and press materials. Assisted in grant writings and community outreach.

May 2011 - Aug 2013

FXCollaborative, New York, NY, US, Winter Intern

Worked on predesign and massing studies for the West Side Rail Yards

Jan 2012 - Jan 2012

Mata Villarreal Garcia Design Group, McAllen, TX, US, Architectural Intern

Summer Internship

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010


University of Helsinki, Masters, Urban Studies and Planning

Aug 2019 - Jan 2021

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Five year B.Arch program.
Received a minor in Urban and Regional Studies

Aug 2010 - Jan 2015


Lower Rio Grande Valley American Institute of Architects Scholar, Scholarship

four year scholarship toward the attendance of architecture school


Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, Award


Areas of Specialization