Michael LeBlanc was born in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1991 he graduated from the University of Massachusetts, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architectural Studies. In 1997 he graduated with distinction from Arizona State University, receiving the Henry Adams Medal (the school’s highest academic honor) and co-winning the thesis prize (the school’s highest design honor). Upon graduating LeBlanc joined the practice of Wendell Burnette, where he worked as a project manager on residential and commercial projects such as a studio and office for David Michael Miller Associates, the Schall Residence, and the Nichols Residence.
LeBlanc joined Machado and Silvetti Associates in 1998 and was promoted to the position of associate in 2002. While at Machado and Silvetti he worked as a senior designer on projects such as the Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library and the Getty Villa Center for Antiquities. LeBlanc later served as associate in charge of the Rockefeller Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Arizona State University’s McAllaster Academic Village in collaboration with Gould Evans Affiliates and the Provincetown Art Association Museum.
In March of 2005 LeBlanc joined Utile, Inc. as a principal. In addition to his professional practice, LeBlanc has taught design studios as a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University and is currently a member of the adjunct faculty at Northeastern University’s Department of Architecture.