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RODE Associate Mike DelleFave Receives BSA Excellence in Teaching Award

"Mike is positive and passionate, and that attitude motivates his students in a big way. I find that Mike also motivates me with his excitement for design. He can really run a class, too by keeping his students interacting all the way through the evenings. The work students accomplish under his teaching is usually extraordinary as he shepherds the breakthroughs in Arc1 Studio. As a whole, Mike is an all-around exemplar of a practicing instructor that the BAC embraces.”

- Lee Peters, Director of Foundation Studios, Boston Architectural College

We are proud to announce that RODE Associate Michael DelleFave, AIA is this year’s recipient of the Boston Society of Architecture Award for Excellence in Teaching! The Boston Society of Architects (BSA), a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, awards this merit to faculty members in Architecture or Liberal Studies for their commitment to excellence in architectural education and contributions to the profession and to future professionals.

Mike was nominated by Lee Peters, Director of Foundation Studios at Boston Architectural College for the practice awareness he brings to the studio and his deep understanding of precedent and current design examples. A faculty member for 12 years, Mike infuses his industry experience into his classes, often sharing real projects he is working on at RODE, to help students understand the process and challenges of design.

Many of our team members, both current and prior, are architects and designers by trade but also dedicate themselves to to being educators in their field. Rashmi Ramaswamy, AIA LEED AP, who has an advisory role within our firm, was last year's recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award. Infusing our studio with teaching DNA is a key part of our studio culture. We are honored to have team members who inspire us to pass our knowledge and expertise on to future generations of talented architects and designers.

Congrats, Mike!


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