Team

About us

John DeSalvo

Principal Architect

John received his Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. He is a full time professor at Illinois Institute of Technology and founded his firm John DeSalvo Design in 2008.

Dave Blanco

Intern Architect and Designer

David Blanco joined John DeSalvo Design as an intern in 2016. He graduated from IIT in 2016 with his M. Arch and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014 with his Bachelor of Architectural Sciences and a minor in Landscape Architecture.

Dorothy Steinbach

Intern Architect and Designer

Dorothy Steinbach joined John DeSalvo Design as an intern in Spring 2017. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture with a minor in Sociology from Georgia Institute of Technology in Spring 2016. During her final year, she was a part of Georgia Tech’s Solar Decathlon 2017 Architecture Team. Prior to JDD, Dorothy worked with a local architecture firm in Douglasville, Georgia, where she gained further knowledge of interior design for both commercial and residential projects. She is currently working on her Masters of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Nicholas Van Antwerp

Intern Architect and Designer

Nicholas Van Antwerp joined John DeSalvo Design as an intern in 2017 while working on his Masters of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology. He received his Bachelors of Science in Architecture from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2015. He spent his senior year studying architecture and urban planning in Spain at Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura del Vallés. Before joining John DeSalvo Design, Nicholas worked in a design build firm with a primary focus on corporate office and retail design.