Team

Leadership

Principal

Mark D. Stumer

Senior Associate

Mike Doyle

Senior Associate

Joe Yacobellis

Senior Associate

Jessica Licalzi Kurzyna

Principal

Mark D. Stumer

AIA

Mark D. Stumer is one of the founding principals at Mojo Stumer Associates Architects. He has practiced architecture as a principal for over 25 years. Before the formation of Mojo Stumer Associates Architects, he worked for a New York City architectural firm where he was lead designer on many award-winning projects.

His expertise in architectural design, interiors and project management has enabled Mojo Stumer Associates Architects to develop into the organization it is today.

Mr. Stumer sees architecture as an entire design process where the architectural design does not end with a building form, but must include the function and aesthetics of the interiors for the project to be complete.

His responsibility at Mojo Stumer Associates Architects, besides his architectural projects, leans towards design development and interior design, along with the responsibilities of marketing, public relations and firm management, which he shares with co- founder Thomas Mojo.

He was instrumental in starting the Interiors Department at Mojo Stumer Associates Architects 22 years ago and takes an active role in its design direction, daily management and overall growth. Mr. Stumer graduated Pratt Institute in 1974 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He became a Registered Architect in 1979;

Mr. Stumer presently sits on the board of the Architectural Landmarks Commission for Kings Point, New York, and serves as a board member of the Great Neck Arts Center. He was a Trustee for 9 years and head of the Building Committee at Temple Beth El of Great Neck, one of the largest Reform Congregations in the country, and was a board member of Engineers Country Club for over 6 years.

In 2005 Mr. Stumer was very proud to be appointed to the Board of Trustees of Pratt Institute, one of the nations leading Architectural Schools and his alma mater.

SPEAKING FUNCTIONS

2002 Design Meeting Sub Zero, Scottsdale, Arizona
2001 Design Lecture Italian Trade Commission, Bologna, Italy
2001 Design Lecture Italian Trade Commission, New Orleans
2001 Design Lecture New York Institute of Technology
2001 Design Lecture Design Dialog at NYIT Campus
2000 Design Lecture AIA Interior Architecture
1999 Design Lecture Design N.Y.C./Furniture Fair
1998 Design Lecture Sponsor: Interior Design Magazine/N.Y.C.
1998 Design Lecture L.I. Chapter AIA/Firm Profile
1997 Chairman L.I. Chapter AIA ARCHI Awards
1996 Real Estate Forum Hofstra University
1992 Co-Chairman L.I. Chapter AIA ARCHI Awards

REGISTRATIONS & AFFILIATIONS

National Council of Architectural Registration Board, New York
National Council of Architectural Registration Board, New Jersey
National Council of Architectural Registration Board, Florida
National Council of Architectural Registration Board, Connecticut
National Council of Architectural Registration Board, Massachusetts
National Council of Architectural Registration Board, Pennsylvania
American Institute of Architects, National Association
American Institute of Architects, New York/Long Island Chapter
New York State Society of Registered Architects
Architectural League of New York

Senior Associate

Mike Doyle

Mike Doyle is a Senior Associate who has been with Mojo Stumer Associates Architects since 1985.
Mike began as an architectural draftsman and has worked his way through all levels of responsibilities to his present position.

Mike’s responsibilities include overseeing the project managers as well as running his own architectural projects. His project experience with Mojo Stumer Associates Architects has been varied with many high-end residential homes and estates, retail interiors, shopping centers, corporate interiors, movie theatres, country clubs and corporate office buildings.

Mike graduated from New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1980. He became a Registered Architect in the State of New York in 1985 and has been a member of the National Council of Architecture Review Board since 1986, and a lead AP in 2008.

Senior Associate

Joe Yacobellis

AIA, LEED AP

Joe, a Senior Associate, and Director of Design, has been with Mojo Stumer Associates since 2014.

While he is actively involved in overseeing all phases of the firm’s work from concept design through construction, he maintains a strong focus on the process of design. From a project’s conception, Joe works closely with each client to craft uniquely responsive buildings and interior spaces to suit their project-specific needs.  He leverages a combined understanding of building construction methods and modern design and detailing to develop practical yet exciting architectural concepts, consistent with the award-winning work Mojo Stumer has been producing for over 35 years.

Joe has previously practiced at firms in New York, Boston, and Honolulu, where he collaborated on projects of a wide range, including private residences, commercial and retail developments, academic buildings, and international master plans in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Morocco.

Joe was also Assistant Director at the non-profit design-build studio “Urban Frame” based in Boston, and has served as a design critic at The Rhode Island School of Design and Northeastern University.

FEATURED PROJECTS

Arbor Commercial Mortgage Headquarters, Uniondale NY
Esquire Bank Corporate Headquarters, Jericho NY
Dolman Oral Surgery, New York, NY
The Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
16 Maple Drive, Great Neck, NY
Elwood Public Library, Huntington, NY

REGISTRATIONS & AFFILIATIONS

Registered Architect, New York State
Member, American Institute of Architects
LEED AP

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

2017 Archi Awards – Unbuilt Category – 16 Maple Drive
2017 Archi Awards – Unbuilt Category – Elwood Public Library
2012 Long Island Young Professionals “30 Under 30”
2008 Northeastern University Award for Academic Excellence

Senior Associate

Jessica Licalzi Kurzyna

INTERIORS

Jessica Licalzi graduated from New York Institute of Technology in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. The Spector Group recruited Jessica during her tenure at school, where she worked for two years gaining knowledge and experience in the field of commercial and residential design.

Upon joining Mojo Stumer Associates, p.c. in 2007 she has diligently expanded her resume to include high-end corporate interiors, medical offices, as well as residential projects. Jessica collaborates with project managers to formulate and resolve functional resolutions for the corporate and residential environment. Jessica consistently remains at the forefront of design while exceeding the expectations of our clients.

In her spare time Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and baking.

Architecture

Architecture

Robert Manetta

Project Manager

Sassa Cheli-Hall

Architecture

Giovani Arce

Architecture

Desmond Tavernier

Designer

Mason Sofia

Architecture

Angelica Moshri

Architecture

Josh Morgan

Architecture

Kevin Chen

Architecture

Robert Manetta

Robert Manetta is a Project Manager who has been with Mojo Stumer Associates Architects since 2015.

Robert began as an architectural draftsman. Robert worked his way to Project Architect where he developed preliminary designs and produced construction documents. Robert later acquired the responsibilities to his present position.

Robert’s responsibilities include overseeing a variety of different architectural projects including many high-end residential homes, commercial retail buildings and corporate office interiors. Some of Robert’s projects include Watermill Residence, North Shore Residence in Old Westbury, Kings Point Residence, New York Bariatric Group in Manhattan, Blumencranz interiors and a Miami Beach apartment renovation. Robert also works closely with clients, contractors and engineers to ensure each project’s progression through all phases of design, construction, bidding and construction administration.

Robert graduated from New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2012.

Robert is a member of American Institute of Architects, Long Island chapter.

Robert loves cars, fitness and traveling. Robert is currently working towards becoming a licensed architect.

Project Manager

Sassa Cheli-Hall

Sassa is a project manager and has been with Mojo Stumer Associates since August 2019. In her current role she is responsible for the production of construction documents, construction administration and consultant coordination as well as code compliance review for high end residential, commercial and new multi-family apartment buildings.
Sassa started her studies in Architecture in the United Kingdom in 1997 and graduated with a BA(Hons) in Architecture from the University of Birmingham in 2002. She continued her studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Architecture Engineering, Greece where she graduated with a Master’s of Architecture in 2008. She has more than 15 years of experience in varied project types from high end residential renovations and new construction to commercial projects and new multi-family apartment buildings as well as construction project management experience. Through her exposure to such diverse project types, scales and practices, her previous employment and education, she has developed a keen interest and knowledge in construction methods and detailing and a thorough understanding of New York City and local Zoning and Building Codes as well as the permitting process as a whole.
Sassa is passionate about contributing to the creation of quality Architecture and she is a strong believer in people. She loves spending time with her family travelling, drawing and reading.

Architecture

Giovani Arce

Giovani Arce is a Project Manager/Draftsman who has been with Mojo Stumer Associates Architects since 2016. Giovani began as an architectural draftsman and escalated his way to his current position.

Giovani’s duties include measuring existing building conditions and creating technical drawings based on given specification and calculations. He meets and updates clients with the progress of the project and any requests they may have.

Giovani graduated from New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2010.

Giovani was featured on the May 2018 edition of the “New York Real Estate Journal” as “Ones to watch for”.

He was the treasurer of “Construction Management Association of America” chapter club at NYIT from 2008-2010.

Giovani enjoys playing sports and keeping active. He also coaches a church soccer team on weekends.

Architecture

Desmond Tavernier

Desmond Tavernier is the 3D Artist for Mojo Stumer Architects since April, 2016. As a professional in architectural visualization, 3D modeling and hand drawn illustration, Desmond helps principle architect and senior designer get their ideas across in a clear and detailed manor. Blending his expertise in art, design, and architecture, his renderings help clients understand the designer’s vision, speeding up the design process.

Desmond is skilled in creating renderings of all building types, high end interior, and exterior design, and site planning. Outside of architecture, Desmond is an all-around artist, creating comics and character concept art in his spear time.

He even dabbles in game development, although he admits that he probably plays more games he creates!

Desmonds’ other hobbies include DJ’ing, live sound and audio production. He also volunteers at his local church as an audio engineer, handling the live sound for Mass and other events.

Designer

Mason Sofia

Mason Sofia is a designer and has been with Mojo Stumer Architects since January 2019.
Mason has a background in art and working in construction with his dad. Currently, he works closely on the design of high-end residential homes, commercial buildings, and corporate interiors. He is skilled in creating 2D drawings, 3D models, and vibrant presentations for our clients. He is passionate about modern design, and really focuses in on the fine details that set apart our award-winning firm from the rest.
Mason graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2018, and a Master of Science in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Management in 2019.
Mason loves the outdoors and going on adventures – especially to the beach. He still enjoys working in construction with his dad on occasion, and detailing cars in the summer.
Mason is just starting his career and is working towards becoming a licensed architect.

Architecture

Angelica Moshri

Angelica Moshri joined Mojo Stumer Associates as a Project Architect in 2020. She works closely with our Production team to create detailed construction documents for both residential and commercial buildings.
 
Angelica graduated from Farmingdale State College with a Bachelor degree in Architectural Engineering Technology in 2020. She was the Vice President for the “Architectural Construction Technology Club” from 2018-2020. For more than three years, she has been extensively studying architecture and engineering which has given her the ability to utilize her knowledge and skills to create innovative designs. Her computer skills also consist of programs such an Autocad and Revit that are used to create both aesthetically pleasing and high-end functioning residential and commercial buildings. She is very passionate about spending her time learning and discovering new ways that architecture can be created. 

Architecture

Josh Morgan

Joshua Morgan started at Mojo Stumer Architects in the summer of 2020. He is an architectural draftsperson involved in all phases of the process from surveying through construction administration in both residential and commercial works. 

Joshua graduated from Pratt Institute in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Minor in Sustainability Studies. He received the Presidential Merit-Based Scholarship and consistently achieved Dean’s List and President’s List Honors. He had 3 studio projects featured in In Process, an annual publication by the School of Architecture honoring the best student work of the year. During the summer, he was an architectural intern at Rafael Viñoly Architects, contributing to the firm’s projects around the world.

Joshua began his career at TPG Architecture in Manhattan following graduation, focusing on retail design and corporate interiors. While at TPG, he was a Co-Chair for the Internship Program where he coordinated weekly mentorship meetings and created educational modules for the interns.

Architecture

Kevin Chen

Kevin started his career at Mojo Stumer Associates in November 2020. As a draftsman, Kevin is responsible for producing construction documents for residential and commercial projects.  Kevin graduated from New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2019. 

Kevin’s passion for architecture sparked from a love for drawing and wood working. Before pursuing architecture, Kevin became an Eagle Scout by working with alongside his community.  This involved many different projects varying from park cleanups to building foot bridges.  By participating and planning these events, he was able to appreciate both Architecture and urban design from an early age.

Interiors

Interiors

Carolynne Kollar

Interiors

Carolynne Kollar

Carolynne Flanagan graduated from Fordham College RH in 1997 with a BA in Italian Studies.  She went on to study Design at the  Fashion Institute of Technology and worked in the garment industry until 2001.  After that, she owned and operated a specialty store until 2012 when she left to raise a family.  In 2016 she began to pursue a degree in Interior Design at Nassau Community College.  In 2019, she joined the MSA staff as an Interior Designer.

Operations

Executive Assistant

Joann Bugreen

Controller

Alisha Reiben

Administrative

Mary Lou Klopfer

Executive Assistant

Joann Bugreen

JoAnn Burgreen is the Administrative Assistant/Office Manager at Mojo Stumer since 2001.

JoAnn handles the communication between clients and staff members, organizes Mark Stumer’s day-to-day appointments, and is an integral part of the administrative aspect of the firm.

In her spare time, JoAnn enjoys competitive Mah Jong and spending time with her three granddaughters.

Controller

Alisha Reiben

Alisha Reiben recently joined Mojo Stumer as the controller. Alisha has over 25 years of Accounting and Finance experience having worked in both public accounting and privately held companies.

Alisha is responsible for all financial aspects within the firm. In part this includes maintaining and establishing relationships with all of our banking and securities representatives. She has a proven track record of providing excellent service to clients and dealing effectively with employees and professional vendors.

Administrative

Mary Lou Klopfer

Mary Lou Klopfer is a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant at Mojo Stumer.  She has been with Mojo Stumer since 2011.  Mary Lou assists the Project Managers in their day to day communications to clients and the staff as well as assisting Mark Stumer.

Mary Lou coordinates the messenger service, greets clients and vendors and handles all incoming telephone calls.

Mary Lou likes to listen to live music and enjoys traveling in her spare time.

Mary Lou had a successful career in customer service at Verizon before joining Mojo Stumer.

Legacy

Principal Emeritus

Thomas J. Mojo

Senior Design Associate 1984-2017

Peter Johns

Principal Emeritus

Thomas J. Mojo

Thomas J. Mojo, one of the founding principals at Mojo Stumer Associates Architects, graduated from the University of Florida, one of the country’s leading architectural design schools.

Prior to the formation of Mojo Stumer Associates Architects, Mr. Mojo practiced at several architectural firms where his expertise became high-end office buildings. During this period, Mr. Mojo was instrumental in the design of some of Long Island’s more prestigious office buildings, which ultimately won national as well as local design awards.

After the formation of Mojo Stumer Associates Architects, Mr. Mojo continued on with the promotion of sophisticated, high-end office buildings and corporate headquarters.

Mr. Mojo envisions architecture as the manifestation of the client’s program, stating always that the “stronger the program, the better the design solution”. The tenet of Mr. Mojo’s philosophy is encompassing the exterior and the interior into one solution.

As principal in charge of the Human Resources of Mojo Stumer Associates Architects, Mr. Mojo believes that the strength of our firm is in the quality of the people who work at the firm; therein lies the strength of an excellent office dedicated to the advancement of architecture.

Mr. Mojo has affiliated himself with the New York Institute of Technology Architectural program where he instituted a scholarship program for design students.

BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

National Real Estate Board
Wheatley Hills Board of Governors
Long Island Association
Heads 2nd Year Design Scholarship Program for N.Y.I.T.
Jury Critic for N.Y.I.T. Design Students Thesis
Guest Speaker at N.Y.I.T.
Sits on Board of Oyster Bay Cove Architectural Review Board

REGISTRATIONS & AFFILIATIONS

National Council of Architectural Registration Board, New York
National Council of Architectural Registration Board, New Jersey
National Council of Architectural Registration Board, Florida
National Council of Architectural Registration Board, Connecticut
National Council of Architectural Registration Board, Massachusetts
National Council of Architectural Registration Board, Pennsylvania
American Institute of Architects, National Association
American Institute of Architects, New York/Long Island Chapter
New York State Society of Registered Architects
Architectural League of New York

Senior Design Associate 1984-2017

Peter Johns