Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Science
- Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sciences
- Master of Arts in Policy Studies
It started for Michael Fleischacker as a child playing in the prairies and forests of the Upper Midwest. This playful passion for the outdoors was mirrored by his love of art which naturally progressed into the field of landscape architecture. For Michael, these native landscapes continue to inspire his career while designing, teaching and learning.
Michael’s career experience includes garden design, urban design, campus and community planning, transportation planning, ecological restoration, green roofs, rooftop gardens, real estate development planning, parks, greenways and more. His expertise in regenerative strategy focuses on the design of sustainable living systems with a special emphasis on water management. In addition to managing projects and clients, he has significant experience with professional practice leadership and management.
After 13 years of professional practice, Michael took his career back into academia when he joined the faculty at Delaware Valley College in the fall of 2009. Through his colleagues on campus and his extensive industry network, Michael seeks interdisciplinary design studios with real projects and real stakeholders to offer students a diverse, hands-on learning experience. In addition, he is an academic adviser to students and is active in the design and install of the College’s Philadelphia International Flower Show exhibit. Michael is a registered landscape architect, a LEED accredited professional with the United States Green Building Council and continues to practice in an effort to bring the latest processes, theories and products to the classroom. He is currently serving as Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Science and Co-Director of the Regenerative Land Institute.
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, North Dakota State University
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, North Dakota State University
Master of Landscape Architecture, Ball State University