NEW JERSEY—Architects Edward N. Rothe and Martin G. Santini have formed Rothe-Santini and Company, an owner representation and project management services firm with offices in Princeton and Englewood Cliffs.

In addition to Rothe and Santini, the firm’s leadership includes Harold G. Sterling, a real estate developer, owner and builder, who will serve as senior advisor and general counsel.

Rothe-Santini and Company will focus on facilities for the corporate, finance, education, healthcare and government sectors, working on behalf of developers, as well as corporate and institutional owners.

“We established our new firm in response to today’s changing design and construction environment," Santini said. "Today, the traditional design-bid-build project delivery process is being replaced by alternative means and methods such as design/build. Roles and responsibilities of architects have dramatically changed and as a result, we saw demand among owners who need an experienced, industry-savvy partner to help them in the design and delivery of their real estate projects.”

Most recently a principal with architecture firm Fletcher Thompson, Rothe has more than 35 years of design experience. He was a co-founder of New Jersey-based architecture firm Rothe Johnson Fantacone.

Santini is the founder and former president of Ecoplan Architects, Planners and Interior Designers of Englewood Cliffs and also served as construction consultant to SDS Procida Development Corporation in New York.