Hoffmann Architects

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Hoffmann Architects, Inc.
Practice information
Key architects John J. Hoffmann, FAIA
Location New York City, New York; Arlington, Virginia
Founded 1977

Hoffmann Architects, Inc. is a private architecture and engineering firm based in Hamden, Connecticut, USA, with offices in New York City and Arlington, Virginia. Founded in 1977 by Hungarian-born architect John J. Hoffmann,[1] the firm specializes in the rehabilitation of the building envelope, including facades, roofs, plazas, terraces, and parking structures, as well as historic / landmark building restoration.[2]

History[edit]

Hoffmann Architects was established in 1977 by architect John J. Hoffmann[3] and incorporated in Connecticut in 1985.[4] In 1992, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated John Hoffmann to Fellowship, in recognition of "significant contributions to architecture and to society."[5]

In July 2011, Hoffmann offered share ownership stakes in the company to seven senior managers, in preparation for the continuation of the company after his retirement.[3]

Practice[edit]

Hoffmann Architects is a specialty architecture and engineering practice. Rather than design new buildings, Hoffmann Architects investigates causes of distress and failure in existing structures and develops rehabilitation strategies. The firm's architects and engineers also provide consultation services for new construction, particularly in the areas of waterproofing, design details, structural engineering, and building envelope elements.[6][7]

With an emphasis on construction technology and building science, the practice encompasses facades, including curtain walls, bearing walls, and fenestration; roofs, both low-slope and pitched; plazas and terraces over occupied space; parking structures, especially concrete and structural elements; and historic and landmark structures.[8][9] The firm's client base predominantly derives from the institutional, commercial, and government sectors, including educational institutions, real estate management and investment companies, corporations, religious institutions, health care facilities, hotels, museums, libraries, and foundations. The company also specializes in exterior restoration of the works of major architects.

Most projects are in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the USA, although the firm has performed work in 34 states, as well as in Puerto Rico, Canada, and South Korea.[citation needed]

Notable projects[edit]

Workers on a lift replace windows on the east facade of the Yale Art + Architecture Building.
Rehabilitation of the Yale Art and Architecture Building, now renamed Paul Rudolph Hall.

Awards[edit]

Cast Iron Facade Restoration Process at Scholastic Inc. Headquarters in New York, New York
View of aging cast iron facade with deteriorated paint and corrosion conditions.
Scholastic Inc. Headquarters facade before restoration. 
Cross-section of brick masonry exterior wall with cast iron cladding. Workers set new brick courses against the existing masonry back-up.
Masonry rehabilitation in process. Cast iron was restored off-site. 
View of restored cast iron facade from an adjacent building across the street. Paint color has been changed from gray-blue to off-white.
The restored facade received a 2007 New York Landmarks Conservancy Award. 

Technical Journal[edit]

Hoffmann Architects self-publishes articles on a quarterly basis, covering topics related to building envelope rehabilitation and professional practice. The eight-page, two-color publication, the Journal, has been produced by the firm since 1983.[62][63] Beginning with the first issue of 2011, the Journal has been accredited by the AIA to provide Continuing Education System Learning Units.[64] Recent topics include historic window rehabilitation, roof replacement, preservation of Modernist buildings, professional standard of care, precast concrete parking structures, and stone veneer facade systems.[65]

References[edit]

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  10. ^ "Facade Status Information: 320 EAST 43 STREET MANHATTAN". Building Information System. New York City Department of Buildings. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Ford Foundation Building". Projects. Hoffmann Architects, Inc. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
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  31. ^ Henry, Christopher (1 April 2011). "Yale Art + Architecture Building / Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects". arch daily. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  32. ^ Sanders, Russell; Benjamin Shepherd; Elizabeth Skowronek; Alison Hoffmann (August 2011). "Sustainable Restoration of Yale University’s Art + Architecture Building". APT Bulletin: Journal of Preservation Technology 42 (2-3): 29–35. 
  33. ^ "College Walk Restoration Highlights Beauty of Central Campus". Columbia University Facilities News. 5 September 2007. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  34. ^ "Ecological Plaza Design". High-Profile Monthly. February 2010. p. 29. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
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  45. ^ "University of Connecticut Jacobson Barn". Projects. Hoffmann Architects, Inc. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
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  47. ^ "The Goodwin Hotel". Projects. Hoffmann Architects, Inc. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
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  55. ^ "CBC 2009 Project Team Awards". Connecticut Building Congress. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
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  58. ^ "Concrete Restoration of Yale University's Paul Rudolph Hall". Concrete Repair Bulletin. November–December 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  59. ^ "Renovation of Paul Rudolph Hall, Yale University-New Haven, Conn.". Engineering News Record New York. December 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  60. ^ Sanders, Russell; Benjamin Shepherd; Elizabeth Skowronek; Alison Hoffmann (August 2011). "Sustainable Restoration of Yale University’s Art + Architecture Building". APT Bulletin 42 (2-3): 29–35. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
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  65. ^ "Journal Archive". Hoffmann Architects Journal. Hoffmann Architects, Inc. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 

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