Stelle Architects low key and non-invasive approach is inspired by indigenous forms and materials as we strive to create environments that respect the beauty and fragility of the natural landscape. We set out to marry sustainable design principles with a modern and inquisitive spirit that reflects the legacy of experimental design. Our philosophy of "less is more" applies to the architecture as well as the program.
rederick Stelle is the founding principal of Stelle Architects. He has 30 years of design experience in institutional and residential projects that range from educational campuses and cultural facilities to administrative centers, private and multifamily residences.
Mr. Stelle began his career in the office of Edward Larrabee Barnes where he directed the renovation of the Yale University dormitories. In 1976 Mr. Stelle co-founded the Manhattan firm Frederick Stelle/Richard Gluckman Architects and in 1985 he opened Stelle Architects on the east end of Long Island. From the beginning Mr. Stelle has strived to realize his client's needs and dreams in clear and vital forms. Stelle Architects have made a consistent commitment to applying sustainable design principles that celebrate the natural environment. As the principal of Stelle Architects, Mr. Stelle shares the design and administrative responsibilities with his staff and oversees new business development. He is licensed in New York and Connecticut and holds an NCARB certificate. He is a member of the Peconic Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Mr. Stelle lives with his wife and three children in North Haven. An avid outdoor person he is a sailor and a pilot and enjoys the opportunities available in the beautiful place where he lives and works. A long time conservationist, Mr. Stelle is a trustee of the Long Island Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and serves on the trustee council. In North Haven Village he served on the planning board, six terms as a Trustee and Deputy Mayor for four years. He has also served on a number of planning committees and boards for schools, libraries, workforce housing and other community based facilities.
Michael Lomont joined Stelle Architects in 1994 after having completed graduate studies and worked throughout the Washington, D.C. area. His broad range of experience consists of historic preservation, adaptive re-use, church and worship space design, as well as running a small construction company prior to graduate studies. He returned to Stelle Architects in 2000 after having managed projects from design to construction throughout the East End of Long Island and Manhattan.
Michael currently is a senior project manager responsible for all aspects of project coordination; from conceptual design through construction administration. His vast experience in construction materials and details, as well as his ability to manage the project team has been an integral part of many of the firm’s recent successes.
Viola Rouhani joined Stelle Architects in May 2004. Prior to joining the firm, Viola practiced Architecture in New York City and San Francisco, CA. Past projects have included the renovation of the New York Shakespeare Festival’s Delacorte Theater in Central Park, MTV editing facilities, The Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care at Mass General Hospital in Boston, and the renovation of San Francisco City Hall. Viola’s experience outside of residential work includes healthcare, historic preservation, theater, interior, and housing design.
Her experience in project management and design has led to her current position as senior project manager responsible for all aspects of project coordination from design to permitting to construction administration.