Carl Carfi


“I enjoy the entire process of creating a home. It’s very rewarding to see the evolution from the initial design concept to the final product, and have the client walk into the house and experience all of the details you’ve been so passionate about and focused on.”

Carl Carfi has long had passion for residential architecture. While he was a student at Fordham University, he spent summers interning at a prestigious Connecticut architecture firm. Following his graduation from Fordham with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-Architecture, he immediately enrolled in the New Jersey Institute of Technology for his Master of Architecture, where he received a Comprehensive Studio Design Award for his design of a sustainable winery for a local New Jersey farm.

After graduating with his Master’s, Carl joined Mark P. Finlay Architects in Connecticut full time, where he worked on a number of historic renovations and rehabilitations including the Aloha Boathouse in Newport, Rhode Island, which received the 2013 Doris Duke Preservation Award and the 2014 AtHome Magazine A-List Renovation Award. 

Carl joined GPSA in the spring of 2015 as a Project Manager and was promoted to Associate in January of 2019. He was named a Studio Director in the summer of 2023. Carl has been involved in a number of the firm’s projects, most recently managing the design and construction of houses in Montecito, California; Seal Harbor, Maine; Nashville, Tennessee; Charlottesville, Virginia; and Southampton on Long Island. 

Carl lives with his wife in Hoboken, New Jersey.