Michelle DELK, Director of Landscape Architecture, Snøhetta

Michelle Delk is a passionate champion of the public realm. As a partner and landscape architect with Snøhetta, she works to cultivate trans-disciplinary collaboration for the creative advancement of our public environment. Her unencumbered vision allows for concerted explorations that embrace experimentation and improvisation within complicated social environments. 

With a natural ability for engaging diverse community and client intricacies, Delk guides complex projects ranging from master plans and brownfield redevelopments to realizations of urban plazas, parks, streetscapes, and riverfronts. Currently, she leads several efforts with Snøhetta, including the design of the Willamette Falls Riverwalk in Oregon, the Blaisdell Center Master Plan in Honolulu, and the re-imagined design of a significant public plaza in midtown Manhattan. She is an active board member for the Urban Design Forum in New York City and a frequent speaker at influential conferences, universities, and communities throughout the world.