Family-owned for more than 40 years, DiLeonardo‘s personalized approach colors everything they do. The firms works in a studio environment with no bureaucracy or departments, allowing their team to collaborate freely on innovative, relevant work.
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Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, DiLeonardo has access to the best and brightest new talent from around the world. Their passionate, young designers work with accomplished senior team members, generating a constant flow of new ideas. Combining a deep respect for history, with excitement and innovation for the future is one of their core values. DiLeonardo’s commitment to philanthropic, environmental, and culturally-relevant work, requires intensive research, innate sensitivity and a boundless curiosity and enthusiasm for cultural diversity. Their LEED certified designers create timeless spaces that outlast trends. This extends their designs’ staying power, which, in addition to saving money for the clients, also helps to conserve resources and protect the environment.
In every space DiLeonardo designs, they impart a distinct sense of place. Taking every opportunity to celebrate local materials and art forms, landscape and cultural history, the iconic environments we create become landmarks of regional pride.
The Chairman: Robert DiLeonardo
Bob DiLeonardo, founder and chairman of the award winning, architectural interior design firm, DiLeonardo International is recognized worldwide as a leader in the design and hospitality industry.
Mr. DiLeonardo has spoken at professional conferences and organizations throughout the world on a number of important topics in the hospitality industry. Mr. DiLeonardo is a member of the International Hotel Association (IHA), the American Hotel & Motel Association (AHMA); and the National Restaurant Association (NRA). In addition, his other professional affiliations include the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID); and the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).
He is a former faculty member of Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design and the Hotel School at Johnson & Wales University. The Restaurant/Hotel Design International Platinum Circle Award was presented to Mr. DiLeonardo in recognition of his achievements in the hospitality design industry.
Mr. DiLeonardo received his Doctorate in Business Administration/Hotel Restaurant Design from Johnson & Wales University (Providence, RI). He also attended the Boston Architectural Center (Boston, MA) Harvard Graduate School of Design (Cambridge, MA); Providence College and the Rhode Island School of Design. He has been a contributor and an editor on various design topics in several international trade and design publications.