Sonnenfeld + Trocchia Architects P.A. is a NJ based firm that provides a full spectrum of architectural services to a wide range of clients in many industries. Our services include site planning, design, construction documentation, and construction administration. No matter the project, our promise is the same: we will help you achieve your objectives while maintaining a smooth, streamlined process.

Passion is a key ingredient in every project that we’re a part of. Our experience ranges from mixed-use projects to multi-family communities, from retail and corporate to medical, industrial, and public facilities. Through our partnership with Kofield Construction Co. Inc., we also offer turnkey design-build services.

Sonnenfeld + Trocchia is proud to be a member of the New Jersey Builders Association.

Gregg S. Sonnenfeld


Gregg was a co-founder of Sonnenfeld + Trocchia Architects.  In January 2023 he lost his battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), yet his legacy and imprint on the firm continues.

Gregg’s experience in architecture dates back to his studies at Pratt Institute as well as abroad in Italy. In addition to co-founding Sonnenfeld + Trocchia Architects, Gregg served as president of Kofield Construction. Gregg brought a wealth of knowledge to the design, documentation, and construction administration of commercial, retail, and industrial facilities. He was a Registered Architect in several states and was certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Gregg volunteered in his community as a coach, past vice president of the Matawan- Aberdeen Babe Ruth League and past vice chairman of the Aberdeen Township Municipal Utilities Authority.

Gregg lived his life with passion; his enthusiasm was contagious.  He laid a strong foundation for our firm and is a major reason for our success.  He impacted many lives.  His memory will continue to live on with those who knew him.

Andrew F. Trocchia Jr.

Principal and Co-Founder

Andy is a co-founder of Sonnenfeld + Trocchia Architects. Throughout his career, he has serviced both private and public sector clients. This experience has made him deeply knowledgeable about public projects, the needs of the governing bodies, bid regulations, the agencies that enforce the regulations, and public bid contractors. He has been involved with projects for counties, municipalities, police departments, boards of education as well as private health care facilities and commercial, retail, and industrial clients.

Andy has dedicated his life, both professionally and personally to community service. In the past he served as a councilman for the Borough of Fair Haven for nine years and is a former commissioner and president of the Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Commission (1988-2017). Currently, he is a member of the Monmouth County Construction Board of Appeals (since 1994) and a member of the Board of Trustees for New Hope Integrated Behavioral Health Care.

Andy holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (1982). He is a Registered Architect in the state of New Jersey and a member of the American Institute of Architects and the International Code Council.

Richard W. Arzberger


Rich is a principal and professional planner at Sonnenfeld + Trocchia Architects. He joined the firm in 1998, prior to which he served as director of architectural services at Hovnanian Enterprises, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders. In that position, he was responsible for all design and construction document coordination for single and multi-family housing communities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. In addition, he provided design services to operations in Virginia, and Florida. He also served as design consultant for Hovnanian’s operations in Gdynia, Poland. His recent experience encompasses work for major residential developers and includes active adult communities, redevelopment projects, and mixed use neighborhoods.

Recognized within the industry as an expert in construction code issues, including the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, the Barrier-free Code, the Rehabilitation Code, and the Adopted Model codes, Rich was a member of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affair’s International Code Council Advisory Committee in 2000. Currently he is a member of the Monmouth County Construction Board of Appeals and a member of the New Jersey Builders Association Construction Codes Committee. Over the last eight years, Rich has been the recipient of numerous Sales and Marketing (SAM) Awards from the Builder’s Association, the most distinguished of which was Community of the Year.

Rich holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan (1985) and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame (1979). He is a Registered Architect in New Jersey and a licensed Professional Planner. Rich is also a member of several professional associations, including the American Institute of Architects, the International Code Council, and the New Jersey Builders Association.

James F. Butler III

Associate Architect

Jim joined Sonnenfeld + Trocchia in 1992 and has been involved in a wide range of project types in both the public and private sectors. Over the years, he has developed comprehensive knowledge of barrier-free design, roof repair and replacement projects, and theme park design.

Jim has previously served as chief (1998) and president (2007-2009) and is currently a life member of the Fair Haven Fire Department. He is also an exempt member of the Fair Haven First Aid Squad and a member of the National Fire Protection Agency. With over 25 years of experience as an active firefighter, Jim has taken a special interest in emergency facility design. His firsthand knowledge and understanding of the needs of the emergency services community has proven invaluable, most notably as the recipient of the Station Style Award for the Monmouth County Fire Academy, Lakehurst Office of Emergency Management, and Lakewood Fire Complex.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Roger Williams University (1992). He is a Registered Architect in New Jersey and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Stephen T. Tietke

Project Architect

Steve joined Sonnenfeld + Trocchia in 2001. He manages project development for the firm’s multi-family and mixed-use building projects. He also oversees the in-house project team, coordinates with consulting engineers, and manages client schedules and deadlines. Stephen works on projects in every phase, from preliminary design through construction administration. He is also responsible for project code analysis and compliance as well as assisting client negotiations with municipal authorities during the permit review process. Before joining Sonnenfeld + Trocchia, Stephen was an architectural intern at Radey Associates from 1996 to 1998 and Joseph F. McKernan Architects from 1998 to 2001.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Drexel University (2000). He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a Registered Architect in the state of New Jersey.

Louis Tomasiello

Project Manager

Lou joined Sonnenfeld + Trocchia in 2020. He is involved in a variety of project types including mixed-use residential, commercial and hospitality. Before joining Sonnenfeld + Trocchia Lou was a project manager for Kaplan Gaunt DeSantis Architects, Red Bank (1986-2020) where he developed extensive experience in design, construction documentation and construction administration.

Lou holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (1985).

Carol Pereira

Project Manager

Carol joined Sonnenfeld + Trocchia in 2014.  Since joining, Carol works on a variety of mixed-use and multi-family projects.  Previously, she worked at Outerbridge Morgan Architects as an architectural designer.  Carol was also a practicing architect and interior designer in India for five years where she gained experience in all areas of design and construction documentation for residential, commercial, multi-family housing, retail, hospitality, and public works projects.

Carol holds a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Mumbai, India, (2002).

Maria Piccolo

Project Manager

Since joining Sonnenfeld + Trocchia in 2022, Maria has worked on commercial, mixed use and multi-residential projects. Her prior experience has included zoning analysis, preliminary design, construction documents and construction administration for many single-family residences, multi-family, and mixed-use projects throughout NJ. Taking projects, from liaison with clients to construction completion. Maria holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute (1990). She is a Registered Architect in the State of New Jersey.

David Galati

Project Manager

David joined Sonnenfeld + Trocchia in 2022.  He has worked on a variety of project types including multi-family residential, single family residential, educational, healthcare, and various other commercial projects.  David began his Architectural carrier with Sonnenfeld + Trocchia in 1999 and has since worked with several firms since including S.O.M.E. Architects, Toll Brothers Architecture, and Design Resources Group Architects before returning back to S+T.

David has worked in the architectural industry since 1997 and has studied architecture/civil design at Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools and at Brookdale Community College.

Cindy Ocasio

Project Designer

Cindy joined Sonnenfeld + Trocchia in 2020.  Since joining, Cindy has worked on a variety of mixed-use and multi-family residential projects.  Before relocating to New Jersey, Cindy was employed by Gary H. Silver Architects in Brooklyn, NY for three years where she worked primarily on apartment conversions and renovations. Prior to that, Cindy worked at Linearscape Architecture in New York, NY for three years where she worked on international competitions, full townhouse gut and apartment renovations, and commercial design projects.

Cindy holds a Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Technology from New York City College of Technology (2015).

Sahony Concepcion

Project Designer

Sahony joined Sonnenfeld + Trocchia in 2020. Since joining, Sahony works on a residential, mixed-use and multi-family projects. Previously, Sahony was employed by Sargenti Architects as an intern where she worked primarily in commercial projects. Prior to that, Sahony worked at KCG Architects where she worked on commercial projects, mixed-use and residential projects.

Sahony holds a Bachelor of Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology (2020).

John Ryan

Project Designer

John joined Sonnenfeld + Trocchia in 2022. Since joining, John has worked on different mixed-use and multi-family residential projects. Prior to his time at Sonnenfeld + Trocchia, John attended the New Jersey Institute of Technology. John was also present at NJIT during the NAAB accreditation process.

John graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology (2022) with a Bachelor of Architecture.