In the 20th Century, we preserved the land. In the 21st, let’s restore it.

Michael DeSantiago


Founder, President & CEO, Primera Engineers, LTD.

Michael DeSantiago is the President of Primera Engineers. He has more than 30 years of experience in the practice of sustainable design and energy management and has a life-long interest in conservation and sustainability. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional. In addition to designing environmentally responsible and budget-compliant solutions, he is also actively engaged with local and national code-writing bodies and regularly contributes to the industry’s professional organizations. He also participates in promoting engineering as a profession to children and young adults from communities that are under-represented in the profession through his involvement with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago and several other programs. He is also a trustee of the Conservation and Education Committee and a member of the Planning and Facilities committee at the Chicago Zoological Society. He is the President of the American Council of Mechanical & Electrical engineers and has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards related to engineering design, community development, and diversity leadership.