Anthony W. DeLorenzo

Land Use Planner


Anthony DeLorenzo, LEED AP ND, is a land use planner in Holland & Knight's Tysons office and a member of the firm's Land Use and Government Team. Mr. DeLorenzo works with the firm's nationally recognized development, land use and zoning attorneys to support clients as they acquire, plan and develop real estate projects.

Mr. DeLorenzo has more than 20 years of local industry experience, including 10 years working for local government. He has worked on several major land use and transit planning initiatives, including Embark Richmond Highway, where he led the planning and conceptual design to transform an auto-dominated corridor into six compact, mixed-use, transit and pedestrian oriented station areas. The project was honored as the 2018 Commonwealth Plan of the Year by the American Planning Association, Virginia Chapter.

In addition, Mr. DeLorenzo has significant experience directing and advancing all phases of redevelopment, leading community engagement initiatives and completing numerous local transportation, sector and park plans. He uses his urban planning and design knowledge to guide rezonings, special exceptions, sign plans, special use permits, variances and comprehensive plan amendments through the approval process. 

Mr. DeLorenzo holds several certifications in the industry and has completed graduate coursework in architecture from Virginia Polytechnical University.

Prior to joining Holland and Knight, Mr. DeLorenzo served as the urban design and planning manager for the Department of General Services in Washington D.C., where he managed strategic citywide planning initiatives and the Design Excellence Program. Previously, he served as a senior planner for the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, as well as a revitalization program manager for the Fairfax County Department of Planning. 


  • Universitat de Barcelona, M.A., Urban Design
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, B.A., Arts/Art History
  • American Planning Association (APA), Sustainable Communities Division
  • NAIOP – a Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Northern Virginia Chapter
  • Tysons Teammates, Tysons Community Alliance
  • Washington Area Bicycle Association (WABA)  
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Potomac Chapter, Urban Design Division
Honors & Awards
  • ENVISION GOLD, Design Excellence, Civic Pride Award, Eastern Market Metro Park
  • National Gold Medal Winner for Excellence, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Charrette Facilitator Certificate, National Charrette Institute
  • Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP), Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Transit-Oriented Development Certificate, Rutgers University
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional in Neighborhood Development (LEED-AP ND), U.S. Green Building Council