Neal Stufano AIA is the principal and founder of NJCA. He is a New York State LicensedArchitect, as well as a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). 

He was educated at the University of Buffalo, and later graduated from NYIT's prestigious architecture and design school.  Neal worked for MacAndrews and Forbes as their primary in-house architect for over a decade. Focusing on high-end residential interiors for the CEO as well as corporate interiors for MacAndrews and Forbes. Neal has 20 years of experience working with and maintaining relationships with many of NYC and Hamptons premier general contractors and interior designers.  

He has provided probono work for the Board of Governors at Essex Corinthian Yacht Club in Essex, CT.  and more recently, he has provided assistance to Hurricane Sandy victims. 

NJCaine Associates, Inc. 
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146 East 84th Street, New York, NY 10028, 2nd floor
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Jerry Marcus

Neal is an exceptional architect whose expertise is matched by his integrity and interpersonal skills. Results oriented and client focused.

February 4, 2014, Jerry M.


Gary and Deborah L

It is truly a pleasure for my wife and I to recommend our Architect, Neal-James Stufano

We consider ourselves very fortunate to have found Neal and when we were looking to renovate our apartment on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. Neal came to us highly recommended and, after having the opportunity to meet with the firm and to hear their ideas for achieving our goals, our decision to select them was an easy one.

Neal is meticulous, knowledgeable, and is excellent at being able to combine a “big picture” view of the project while being keenly aware of the many smaller details. He has the ability to quickly assess the potential of the space and brought a highly creative vision to offer design options that we did not realize were possible

My wife and I feel extremely lucky to have had Neal working as a team on our behalf. At every step along the way we felt confident and comfortable that everything was in good hands.

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to have Neal forward them to us.

Best regards, 

January 2014; Gary and Deb



Fine Arts Director 

Neal is currently working on our townhouse,  we could not be happier.  The Staff is extremely capable, and we love the renderings Jerry!  We have found Neal and his staff to be energetic, creative, focused, reliable and they have made the whole process thus far fun.. Throughout the Landmarks review and community board reviews we felt we have been in good hands.  We were just amazed at how knowledgeable Neal has been from all phases of the underpinning to the smallest detail of closet interiors.  We knew the caliber of clients Neal has worked for in the past, but now see how that has benefited our home in style and value.  I strongly recommend Neal and the whole office.

March 2014 NYC  -- Park Ave. Townhouse client


Fitz Fortich -Owner Matrix Inc

I have been very fortunate to have worked on many of Neal's projects for the past 14 years.  He has proven himself time and again on a large range of projects and difficult personalities.  I have never see Neal not think out of the box and tackle the most difficult deign and construction problems.  He is not afraid to climb outside a building to inspect work, Hang from scaffold, goin the smallest crawlspaces or help direct structural steel beams into place.  He is an old fashion architect with great design aesthetics.  He is a valuable architect and I am happy to recommend him to anyone.

April 2013 Licenssed NYC Builder of fine townhouses and luxury homes