Susan Rochelle Architect Services in New Jersey and the East Coast
Susan Rochelle provides architectural services for residential and commercial clients throughout NJ and the East Coast. Her Architecture and design studio as been in operation since 1993. Prior to establishing her solo practice, Susan earned her B.A. in Interior Design from Centenary College and her Master of Architecture from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Susan has served on the Historic Preservation Commissions of Union Township (Hunterdon County) and Holland Township, NJ and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. She is licensed by the State of New Jersey (License Number 12601), in Pennsylvania (License Number RA 015466-B), New York (License Number 033278-1) and Virginia (License Number 013604) and she holds Certificate Number 49696 from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
Susan Rochelle is active in her community and has served on the Alexandria Township Municipal Building Committee and donated her Architectural services to the Friends of Alexandria Park for a new Pavilion. She is a member of the Alexandria Equestrian Association and loves riding her Arabian Horse, Luke.
Among the many projects she has designed are Alterations and Additions to St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, in Pittstown, N.J., which is listed on the National Historic Register. Additionally, she designed the Alterations and Additions to the Surgeon's Quarters at Fort Hancock. Because this landmark building is owned by the Federal Government, plans for the construction had to adhere to the Interior Department's "Standards for Rehabilitation"-a strict set of guidelines aimed at making old buildings safe for occupants and visitors while preserving their historic fabric. A strong believer in Historic Preservation, Susan comments: "The guidelines are time consuming. They are costly. And they are well worth the effort."
Susan brings a vision of traditionally inspired timeless design to her homes and other buildings and additions. Her plans for additions and renovations preserve and restore the historical character of existing structures and their surroundings, while equipping them with today's modern essential conveniences. Her new-construction plans complement the surrounding community's historical context, resulting in buildings that look like they had been constructed years ago. She stresses strong working relationships and open communication with clients to make sure their needs are fulfilled with a rewarding and creative building experience.