Michael DeLillo

Michael DeLillo

New York, NY, US



I am passionate about both civic participation and social responsibility and have worked to intertwine these two values into both professional and academic work. I like to share what I know and I am eager to learn from others. These are values that are copacetic to one another and in my experience have helped me to develop strong relationships with people


Snug HArbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens, New York, NY, US, Gardener/ Volunteer

Practicing landscape maintenance techniques and best planting practices.

Provide plant and general maintenance recommendations at the request of visitors.

Aug 2012 - current

Agape Community Center, Milwaukee, WI, US, Neighborhood Development Coordinator/ Americorps*VISTA

Established new relationships between the Center and three community leaders by organizing and facilitating a community leader visioning session.

Acted as the interim project manager for the Milwaukee MKEover Project, coordinating home visits between residents and architects for home improvement projects.

Served as a member of the Healthy Neighborhood Initiative and presented on a nine neighborhood litter removal project.

Aug 2011 - Aug 2012

Jeff Mendoza Gardens, New York, NY, US, Roof top gardener

Researched and developed a plant reference guide for future client/designer interactions.

Redlined AutoCAD details

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008


SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

I graduated having written an independent thesis on developing tools for citizens to navigate and better interpret their built environment. My independent thesis focused on Situationist techniques. These are tools that I see as having an impact on breaking people away from their everyday walking routes leading to an appreciation for what surrounds them.

LSA 470 | Landscape and Food Studio

Part of a four person studio team working to map various entities of the Central New York Foodshed. I interviewed various farmers about their best farming practices and developed visual historic timelines.

Sep 2006 - May 2011

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