about us

Arbonies King Vlock is now celebrating its 24th year. The firm was founded by Sandra Vlock and Glenn Arbonies on the principle of collaboration and continues today in this spirit with the aspiration to affect the quality of people’s lives and communities through the practice of architecture.
Sandra Vlock, AIA, LEED AP

Sandra Vlock has experience on a wide range of academic and specialized building types, new construction, additions and historic renovations. Her professional background includes experience at Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott; Allan Greenberg, Architect; Cesar Pelli & Associates, and Vlock, Inc. Ms Vlock has presented at national and regional conferences for Society for College and University Planners, American Association of Museums, and maintains active participation in American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Institute of Architects, Connecticut Chapter (AIACT) Connecticut Green Building Council, and other professional organizations. Together with Glenn Arbonies, she contributed the chapter on museums for McGraw-Hill’s fourth edition of Time -Saver Standards for Building Types, one of the building industry’s most consulted reference works. She has also served as a guest lecturer at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and is past design juror at University of Hartford.

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Louann M Heft

LOUANN M. HEFT, Vice President, LEED AP BD+C 
Louann has been a valued member of the firm for over 18 years. Her most recent accomplishment includes the new Soundview Family YMCA, which serves five shoreline communities. She has provided management expertise on many institutional projects and building types for the University of Connecticut, the University of New Haven, and Southern Connecticut State University. Louann was AKV’s Project Manager on the firm’s award winning residential projects in Sun Valley, Idaho and coastal Connecticut.

In her down time, Louann enjoys participating Tough Mudder/Rugged Maniac races, kayaking, hiking, and rock climbing.

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Peter C Jelley

As an architect, Peter Jelley is committed to the belief that the art of architecture is intimately tied to the craft of building. To this end, Peter apprenticed as a carpenter, attained a contractor’s license and formed a contracting company after receiving his undergraduate degree in Art History from Harvard University, and before receiving his Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. The experience has been invaluable in negotiating both the design and construction process.

Prior to joining AKV, Peter was a member of our project team for phase one of the Soundview Family YMCA. Most recently, he has contributed to the conceptual planning and design for the addition and renovation to Branford’s historic Blackstone Memorial Library.

Peter is an avid barefoot trail runner who also enjoys gardening and painting when time permits.

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Mavi Nadeau

MAVI NADEAU, Marketing Coordinator and Administrative Manager 
Mavi delights in the details of a well-run architectural practice. She counts herself fortunate to work in a flexible office with a diverse range of tasks from maintaining the website and coordinating the social media efforts to working on contracts and project submissions. Mavi has been with AKV for over a decade. She appreciates the collaborative process of a successful design firm. Prior to her career in architecture, she was a free-lance graphic designer.


Outside of work, Mavi is passionate about volunteer work at her church, playing violin in a local orchestra, and learning about essential oils.

Sandy and Glenn were the catalysts bringing ideas together. They empowered the clients to feel as if they had a hands-on part; it wasn’t perceived, it was real. It’s what the City wanted; it’s what they envisioned. From the gitgo, the excitement level was phenomenal.