Your contact person at Rocco Architects

Rocco Architects and their team represent expertise, commitment and extensive project experience in architecture, planning and construction services.




Steven A. Rocco, R.A.

Owner and Principal Architect


Steve is the founding member of Rocco Architects and brings over 35 years of experience to the team. With a background in architectural history and preservation, Steve combines this knowledge with current design techniques to provide a unique approach to design that that is sensitive to the project's environs, as well as being technologically up to date with the latest energy and construction techniques.


While the practice of Rocco Architects includes a wide array of building types as described below, one specialty is the “extreme house makeover”, typically a renovation and addition project where a house is completely transformed while still retaining much of the original construction and desirable features are preserved or restored. Often this has been done without the clients vacating the house.


Steve is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he earned a degree in Architecture with graduate level training in Urban Design, as well as a Bachelors degree in Historic Preservation. He is registered in Connecticut, and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Steven is vice-chairman of the Board of the Greater Middletown Preservation Trust, and a board member of the Haddam Historical Society. Prior positions include subcommittee chair of the Main Street Committee in Middletown, a member of the Executive Board of the Middletown Armory Cultural Center, as well as the Chairman of the Haddam division of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce.

Steven has been the Project Architect for a number of large architectural and Master Planning projects, including healthcare, institutional, and commercial commissions. Current projects include New Haven Police Headquarters, East Haven Fire Headquarters, Mariners Point condominiums, a mid-rise tower overlooking the Long Island Sound, as well as several residential commissions. He is a continuing member of the design team working with the City of Middletown and the State Department of Transportation, along with URS engineers, on reestablishing community links to the Connecticut River. He has consulted to the Haddam Economic Development Commission, developing ways to stimulate business activity in the villages which enhances the character of the Town. He was the project designer and master planner for Suburban General Hospital inNorristown, Pennsylvania, developing the facility from its original 100,000 square feet to an ultimate configuration of 400,000 square feet. Other projects include the Rushford Center, a substance abuse treatment center, the adaptive reuse of an historic inn in Middletown, the Three Oaks Professional Center in Higganum, Shiloh Christian Church in Middletown, Tommy’s Restaurant, the Westfield Fire Department, Regional School District 11, and a series of projects at Boston College. Construction Management, development, and general contracting experience includes The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station in Haddam, The Estates at Walden Woods in Weston, CT, consisting of several multi-million dollar estates, as well as Walkley Heights in Haddam, a community of 40 wooded homesites over 180 acres, interwoven with paths and greenbelts to the State Forest. Additionally, Mr. Rocco has completed a number of design/build residential projects in Connecticut over the course of thirty years