Hoffmann Architects

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    Thomas M. Ancillotti, Assoc. AIA Thomas M. Ancillotti, Assoc. AIA
    Senior Project Representative
    Thomas M. Ancillotti, Assoc. AIA
    Thomas M. Ancillotti, Assoc. AIA
    Senior Project Representative

    Tom joined the firm after earning a Master of Architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Tom has diverse experiences and skills in architectural drafting, wind load calculations, condition surveys, urban planning, facade inspections, and facade and roof replacement design. He supports building enclosure evaluation, rehabilitation, and design in the firm’s New York office.

    Tom is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

    With Hoffmann since: 2019

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    212 789-9915
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    Kristen T. Anderson, Assoc. AIA Kristen T. Anderson, Assoc. AIA
    Project Coordinator
    Kristen T. Anderson, Assoc. AIA
    Kristen T. Anderson, Assoc. AIA
    Project Coordinator

    An honors scholar while earning a Bachelor of Architecture degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Kristen studied architecture in Rome and interned at New York design firms, where she participated in historic preservation, educational, institutional, and civic architectural projects. Her love of historic buildings in addition to courses at Rensselaer instilled in her the crucial role architects hold in preserving the existing built environment. These factors influenced her choice to pursue a career focusing on the technical intricacies and creative design solutions that are indicative of sustainable design for the rehabilitation of existing building exteriors.

    Kristen applies her broad skill set to her role supporting the New York technical team, where she develops schematic designs, construction drawings and details, reviews and processes submittals, and prepares specification documents for building envelope rehabilitation projects. She also performs as a filing representative for New York City Department of Buildings applications, participates in various project administration roles, and serves as co-organizer for the Hoffmann Emerging Professionals Group. Her field work responsibilities include conducting roof and facade inspections for NYC Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP)/Local Law 11 projects, contract administration progress site visits, and existing conditions surveys. She especially enjoys working on roof replacement and hardscape/plaza rehabilitation projects for various universities and historic/religious buildings.

    With a commitment to outreach and service, Kristen dedicates her design and community action experience to numerous volunteer activities.

    Kristen is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and the Hoffmann Emerging Professionals Group.

    With Hoffmann since: 2019

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    646 823-3549 Connect on LinkedIn
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    Daniel L. Bishop, AIA Daniel L. Bishop, AIA
    Senior Architect
    Daniel L. Bishop, AIA
    Daniel L. Bishop, AIA
    Senior Architect

    Manager of the firm’s Washington DC area office, Daniel is an experienced professional architect who has been with the firm for more than 11 years. He has a graduate architecture education that includes a stint at the Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark, as well as a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Buffalo. Daniel applies his broad experience to the diagnosis and resolution of building envelope distress, as well as to the development of design details in consultation for new construction. As a manager, he seeks to create a collaborative environment that provides for professional growth and successful projects.

    Daniel is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Association for Preservation Technology (APT), Building Enclosure Council (BEC), and International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC).

    In his free time, Daniel enjoys using his slowly growing home workshop to take on a variety of home improvement and woodworking projects.

    With Hoffmann since: 2011

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    703 253-9800 Connect on LinkedIn
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    J. Christopher Clements, AIA J. Christopher Clements, AIA
    Senior Staff Architect
    J. Christopher Clements, AIA
    J. Christopher Clements, AIA
    Senior Staff Architect

    Chris comes to architecture with a uniquely process-focused approach forged by his unusual career path. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary, with a concentration in chemistry and fine arts, he would go on to spending several years in the drinking water industry, overseeing water plants and distribution systems. Currently, his work focuses on historic structures, where he uses his skills to connect weathering forces with their effects on the facade and fill in the missing pieces of a building’s history necessary to make effective repairs.

    Chris is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

    With Hoffmann since: 2015

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    703 253-9810 Connect on LinkedIn
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    Deborah J. Costantini, AIA Deborah J. Costantini, AIA
    Senior Architect
    Deborah J. Costantini, AIA
    Deborah J. Costantini, AIA
    Senior Architect

    An experienced architect who first joined the firm in 1997, Debbie meets the challenges and opportunities of building envelope rehabilitation with skill, expertise, and attention to detail. As Senior Architect, she works to advance the firm’s technical knowledge and leads project teams in meeting design objectives. She holds an architecture degree from Roger Williams University.

    Debbie is a member of American Institute of Architects (AIA), Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

    With Hoffmann since: 1997/2007

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    203 239-6660 Connect on LinkedIn
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    Mike F. Criollo Lalvay Mike F. Criollo Lalvay
    Project Representative
    Mike F. Criollo Lalvay
    Mike F. Criollo Lalvay
    Project Representative

    While earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University College of Engineering, Mike was a mentor, a teaching assistant, and an undergraduate researcher in the Cornell Fracture Research Group, as well as an intern with the U.S. Department of the Interior. After graduation, he worked at an engineering practice, analyzing structural building elements and developing plans and details. He knows several programming languages and is fluent in Spanish.

    At Hoffmann, he supports condition assessment, design development, document preparation, and contract administration for projects in the greater New York City area.

    With Hoffmann since: 2021

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    212 652-9987
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    Robert G. Delagrange Robert G. Delagrange
    Senior Business Development Manager
    Robert G. Delagrange
    Robert G. Delagrange
    Senior Business Development Manager

    With over 25 years of sales and management experience, Bob has worked in various capacities, including 18 years within the AEC industry. He studied at the University of Connecticut to earn his bachelor’s degree prior to pursuing an MBA from the University of New Haven.

    His role with Hoffmann Architects + Engineers is to identify, develop, and maintain client relationships across southern New England, focusing predominantly on healthcare, higher education and independent schools, and corporate facilities. His collaboration with the firm’s seasoned architects and engineers has helped Hoffmann address the building enclosure challenges faced by the facilities and real estate professionals we work with regularly.

    Bob is an active member of Connecticut Building Congress (CBC), CoreNet, New England Healthcare Engineers Society (NEHES) – including the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapters – and the International Association for Museum Facilities Administrators (IAMFA). He also regularly attends events hosted by Professional Women in Construction (PWC), the Construction Institute, Greater Hartford Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), and other industry organizations.

    Outside the office, Bob manages a busy schedule through his involvement with the Howard Whittemore Memorial Library as Board President, and the Congregational Church of Naugatuck as Business Committee Chair and Trustee. In his free time, Bob performs regularly with a couple of horn bands, playing trumpet and flugel horn. In addition, he enjoys classic cars, motorcycles, water skiing, snow skiing, fishing, and spending time with his wife, two kids and their dog.

    With Hoffmann since: 2016

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    203 859-9730 Connect on LinkedIn
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    Cathy A. DellaValle Cathy A. DellaValle
    Marketing Coordinator
    Cathy A. DellaValle
    Cathy A. DellaValle
    Marketing Coordinator

    Cathy brings a wealth of experience in marketing, communications, and advertising to her role supporting administrative, technical, communications, and business development colleagues in all three offices. A graduate of Sacred Heart University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Cathy applies her diverse background in improving efficiency, streamlining organization, and providing polished deliverables to her position on the marketing team.

    Cathy is a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS).

    With Hoffmann since: 2018

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    203 239-6660
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    Rachael DiCristina, Assoc. AIA Rachael DiCristina, Assoc. AIA
    Project Representative
    Rachael DiCristina, Assoc. AIA
    Rachael DiCristina, Assoc. AIA
    Project Representative

    While earning a Bachelor of Architecture degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rachael received many honors, from faculty awards and scholarships to commendations for leadership and design. She sought out varied internship experiences in private practice, academic research, and government agencies, working in New York, Connecticut, and Washington DC. A mentor to female undergraduates through AIAs and the RPI architecture program, Rachael is committed to the success of women in STEM. She is currently pursuing an M.S. degree in Sustainability Management with a concentration in the Built Environment at Columbia University, with expected graduation in Summer 2023. At Hoffmann’s New York office, she provides investigation, design, and contract administration support for building enclosure projects.

    Rachael is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

    With Hoffmann since: 2021

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    212 789-9915
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    Maureen J. Dobbins Maureen J. Dobbins
    Vice President
    Director, Business Development
    Maureen J. Dobbins
    Maureen J. Dobbins
    Vice President
    Director, Business Development

    Developing and maintaining client relationships is Maureen’s central responsibility. She oversees sales, business development, public relations, and marketing initiatives company-wide. Under her leadership, the business development and marketing team establishes connections, develops project strategies, explores new markets, and maintains active participation in industry organizations. Maureen holds an MBA in Marketing Management and Information Systems from Pace University.

    Active in many industry organizations, often in a leadership capacity, Maureen is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), APPA – Leadership in Educational Facilities, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Connecticut Building Congress (CBC), International Facility Management Association (IFMA), New England Healthcare Engineers Society (NEHES), Professional Women in Construction (PWC), Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), the Construction Institute, CoreNet, and the Real Estate Finance Association (REFA).

    Outside the office, Maureen is a baseball mom and cooking enthusiast.

    With Hoffmann since: 2008

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    203 239-6660 Connect on LinkedIn
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    Ann-Marie Doyle Ann-Marie Doyle
    Senior Administrative Assistant
    Ann-Marie Doyle
    Ann-Marie Doyle
    Senior Administrative Assistant

    With Hoffmann since the 1980s, Ann-Marie is one of the longest-serving employees. The friendly face of the firm, she answers calls, greets visitors and clients, manages correspondence and filing, provides administrative training for new staff, and keeps the office in good working order. She also provides support to the finance department.

    Outside the office, Ann-Marie enjoys the outdoors, hiking and exploring the many U.S. National Parks with her husband and West Coast friends. She is the proud grandmother to three beautiful granddaughters. She also enjoys spending time and holidays with her family, which is always growing – 55 and counting.

    With Hoffmann since: 1989

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    203 239-6660
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    Chelsea Doyle Chelsea Doyle
    Finance Associate
    Chelsea Doyle
    Chelsea Doyle
    Finance Associate

    As a key part of the firm’s administrative team, Chelsea works with the Controller and Senior Finance Coordinator to maintain the firm’s books and financial records. Her work includes processing invoices, reviewing expenses, monitoring outstanding accounts, processing timesheets and expense reports, and maintaining filing documentation. A graduate of Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, she provides financial and accounting support to keep the business running efficiently.

    With Hoffmann since: 2017

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    203-859-9715
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    Senada Dushaj, Assoc. AIA Senada Dushaj, Assoc. AIA
    Project Representative
    Senada Dushaj, Assoc. AIA
    Senada Dushaj, Assoc. AIA
    Project Representative

    Senada began her architecture studies in Albania, continued at City College of New York, and completed a B.S. in architecture at Keene State College and an M.Arch. at UMass Amherst. Fluent in Albanian and Turkish, she studied the diverse architectural landmarks in each place she has lived, from the Byzantine churches of Europe to the skyscrapers of Manhattan. Now in Connecticut, she brings her experience in research, project team collaboration, and design to building enclosure projects at a wide range of facilities.

    Senada is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

    Outside the office, Senada enjoys paper crafting and drawing with her young son and spending time with her toddler daughter. Her third child arrived in July 2022.

    With Hoffmann since: 2021

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    203 239-6660 Connect on LinkedIn
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    Robert M. Fraguada, Assoc. AIA Robert M. Fraguada, Assoc. AIA
    Project Coordinator
    Robert M. Fraguada, Assoc. AIA
    Robert M. Fraguada, Assoc. AIA
    Project Coordinator

    Rob holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree with a minor in construction management from Pratt Institute, which affords him a pragmatic approach to the logistical and technical considerations of building enclosure projects. Drawing from his internship, educational, and freelance experience, as well as his extensive design software skills, Rob provides drafting, field work, and document development support to the New York office.

    Rob has worked on more than 40 projects with Hoffmann, including restoration and replacement of facades, roofs, and historic windows, as well as water infiltration investigation and plaza rehabilitation. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Hoffmann Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

    Outside the office, Rob is an avid photographer, and he shares his striking images of New York life and culture on his Instagram (@robfraguada). He is also fluent in Spanish and an accomplished soccer player.

    With Hoffmann since: 2018

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    201 256-7068 Connect on LinkedIn
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    Kelsey R. Greenleaf, Assoc. AIA Kelsey R. Greenleaf, Assoc. AIA
    Project Coordinator
    Kelsey R. Greenleaf, Assoc. AIA
    Kelsey R. Greenleaf, Assoc. AIA
    Project Coordinator

    Kelsey brings several years of experience in all aspects of design through construction to her role as part of the Connecticut technical team. An accomplished architectural designer with an eye for details, Kelsey manages projects, develops plans and detail drawings, reviews submittals, performs field work, and prepares documentation for building envelope rehabilitation projects. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Keene State College.

    Kelsey is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Architects Declare, Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), National Organization for Minority Architects (NOMA), and the Hoffmann Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Emerging Professionals Group.

    In her free time, Kelsey has been a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters since 2018. She also enjoys cooking, skiing, drawing and painting, photography, and traveling.

    With Hoffmann since: 2017

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    Craig A. Hargrove, AIA, RRC, LEED AP Craig A. Hargrove, AIA, RRC, LEED AP
    Senior Vice President
    Director, Architecture
    Craig A. Hargrove, AIA, RRC, LEED AP
    Craig A. Hargrove, AIA, RRC, LEED AP
    Senior Vice President
    Director, Architecture

    Craig manages the resources of the New York City office. Under his direction, project teams consistently deliver technically demanding rehabilitation solutions on time and within budget. Craig has over 25 years’ experience in building design, construction, and rehabilitation. He puts his architecture degree from the New York Institute of Technology to work as he and his staff address the complex building envelope challenges of America’s largest metropolitan area.

    Craig holds the Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) designation from the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC), as well as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Advanced Professional (LEED AP) credential from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Building Enclosure Council (BEC), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), New York Landmarks Conservancy, and Roofing Consultants Institute (RCI).

    With Hoffmann since: 2002

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    212 789-9915 Connect on LinkedIn
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    Elizabeth A. Hnatiw, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Elizabeth A. Hnatiw, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Senior Architect
    Elizabeth A. Hnatiw, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Elizabeth A. Hnatiw, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Senior Architect

    With a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana, Beth has an educational background that combines modern material science with historic preservation. At Hoffmann’s Virginia office, she applies this scientific and practical training to the diagnosis and resolution of building distress, particularly for historic and landmark structures.

    Beth is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Association for Preservation Technology (APT), Building Enclosure Council (BEC), and United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

    Outside work, Beth enjoys gardening, reading to her children, knitting, playing the accordion, and taking adventure hikes with her family. Currently, she is President of Northern Virginia Parents of Multiples and an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

    With Hoffmann since: 2012 / 2021

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    703 888-9639 Connect on LinkedIn
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    Alison B. Hoffmann Alison B. Hoffmann
    Communications Manager
    Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    Alison B. Hoffmann
    Alison B. Hoffmann
    Communications Manager
    Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

    With a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of Arizona, Alison is the single point of contact for all official corporate communication. She edits and produces the award-winning Hoffmann JOURNAL, as well as technical articles in trade publications, and she oversees the image and reputation of the firm in print, online, and in the industry.

    Alison serves as Chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Under her leadership, the committee’s work garnered the firm the inaugural Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.) Award from AIA Connecticut.

    In her roles as a communications professional and J.E.D.I. advocate, she strives for inclusive and empowering programming that elevates the discourse on the building enclosure and highlights voices of the diverse professionals contributing to the field.

    Outside the office, Alison enjoys streaming audiobooks while running (favorite to date: Sherlock Holmes, narrated by Stephen Fry), reading (recent nonfiction pick: Invisible Child by Andrea Elliot; recent fiction: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr), re-watching favorite films with her daughters (such as: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), taking embarrassing home workout classes (barre, MMA, boot camp), attempting to leash-train her two cats, and cooking too-elaborate weeknight dinners (vegan).

    With Hoffmann since: 2007

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    203 239-6660 Connect on LinkedIn
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    John J. Hoffmann, FAIA John J. Hoffmann, FAIA
    Executive Chairman
    John J. Hoffmann, FAIA
    John J. Hoffmann, FAIA
    Executive Chairman

    John is the founder of Hoffmann Architects + Engineers. A commitment to the nearly lost art of innovative, precise architectural detailing guides John’s direction of the remedial and restoration projects undertaken by the firm. He received his architecture degree from the City College of New York. In 1992, he was elevated to fellowship in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for significant contribution to the field of architecture. He was named a Richard Upjohn Fellow of the AIA in 2006 for service to the profession.

    John is an active member of many industry organizations, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Architects Declare, Building Enclosure Council (BEC), Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Connecticut Building Congress (CBC), Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

    With Hoffmann since: 1977

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    800 239-6665 Connect on LinkedIn
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    Avi A. Kamrat Avi A. Kamrat
    Executive Vice President
    Chief Financial Officer
    Avi A. Kamrat
    Avi A. Kamrat
    Executive Vice President
    Chief Financial Officer

    As the firm’s Chief Financial Officer and risk manager, Avi is responsible for overseeing resource allocation and contract administration to maintain budget and scheduling objectives. Liaising between clients and the firm’s technical professionals, he provides financial accountability for all of the firm’s projects. He serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Avi applies his degrees in philosophy and psychology from Brandeis University to a multidimensional business management practice.

    Outside the office, Avi serves on community committees in his hometown of Hamden and has served on the boards for local non-profits with a focus on education, wellness, and the arts. As a founding member, he currently volunteers on the board of Best Video Film and Cultural Center. Avi loves to grow vegetables and volunteers many hours at a community garden that grows food to donate to soup kitchens and local food pantries.

    With Hoffmann since: 1998

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    Lawrence Keenan, AIA, PE Lawrence Keenan, AIA, PE
    Senior Vice President
    Director, Architecture and Engineering
    Lawrence Keenan, AIA, PE
    Lawrence Keenan, AIA, PE
    Senior Vice President
    Director, Architecture and Engineering

    Larry is the manager of technical staff for the firm’s Connecticut office. Both a licensed structural engineer and a registered architect, he brings experience and technical wherewithal to complex structural challenges. A civil engineering graduate of the University of Connecticut, Larry has been solving design problems in garages, facades, and plazas with Hoffmann for more than 20 years, garnering two patents in the process.

    Active in the professional community, Larry is a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), and Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute (PCI).

    In his free time, Larry enjoys gardening and bicycling. He is also a private pilot.

    With Hoffmann since: 1997

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    Erin L. Kesegi, AIA Erin L. Kesegi, AIA
    Senior Architect
    Erin L. Kesegi, AIA
    Erin L. Kesegi, AIA
    Senior Architect

    Erin applies her architecture degree from Roger Williams University to the investigation and remediation of building envelope problems. Her leadership in mentoring emerging design professionals and overseeing company drafting and technical standards promotes achievement and consistency firm-wide.

    Erin is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

    With Hoffmann since: 2001

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    Juan Kuriyama, AIA Juan Kuriyama, AIA
    Vice President
    Director, Architecture
    Juan Kuriyama, AIA
    Juan Kuriyama, AIA
    Vice President
    Director, Architecture

    Juan is responsible for the diagnosis and resolution of building system distress. In nearly 25 years with the firm, he has been recognized for his expertise by both Spanish and English publications, and his projects have garnered industry accolades, including the Lucy G. Moses Award from the New York Landmarks Conservancy. Juan earned architecture degrees from Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru and from Pratt Institute in New York.

    Juan is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Ridgefield Park Historic Preservation Commission in New Jersey.

    With Hoffmann since: 1998

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    212 789-9915 Connect on LinkedIn
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    Cindy Lattanzio Cindy Lattanzio
    Human Resources Manager
    Cindy Lattanzio
    Cindy Lattanzio
    Human Resources Manager

    Guiding employees in navigating benefits election, training, and personnel relations, Cindy is responsible for overseeing recruiting, hiring, and retention, as well as for administering benefits and compensation, providing management coaching, and improving job satisfaction and employee engagement for the entire staff. With experience at global Fortune 500 companies and a degree in sociology from Susquehanna University, Cindy brings sensitivity and strong interpersonal skills to the support and management of the firm’s most valuable resource: its people.

    Cindy is a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Outside the office, she enjoys gardening, beach vacations, and spending time with her young son.

    With Hoffmann since: 2016

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    203 239-6660 Connect on LinkedIn
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    Tai Mahmuti, PE Tai Mahmuti, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Tai Mahmuti, PE
    Tai Mahmuti, PE
    Senior Engineer

    A civil engineering graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, Tai is a Professional Engineer licensed in NY, NJ and CT and leads project teams in research, design development, detail drawing, report preparation, and construction administration. His experience in building science and performance offers valuable perspective for the evaluation and rehabilitation of exterior envelope conditions and design of new facade systems. A partner at Hoffmann with direct reports, Tai is one of the firm’s young leaders in the New York City office.

    Active in the professional community, Tai is a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI). He serves as a Board Member for the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC).

    Outside work, Tai’s interests span from economics and North American politics to golf and basketball.

    With Hoffmann since: 2015

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    347 712-1320 Connect on LinkedIn
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    Robert A. Marsoli, Jr., PE Robert A. Marsoli, Jr., PE
    Senior Engineer
    Robert A. Marsoli, Jr., PE
    Robert A. Marsoli, Jr., PE
    Senior Engineer

    As a key part of the firm’s engineering team, Rob lends proficiency in structural design and modification to building envelope and garage projects. With a degree in civil engineering from Northeastern University, he brings insight into technical matters that has proven vital to the investigation and rehabilitation of building distress. Rob draws on his extensive experience treating a range of building systems, materials, and conditions to provide well-thought-out and detailed solutions to encountered problems.

    A licensed Professional Engineer, Rob is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).

    In his free time, Rob enjoys taking trips up the coast with family, playing golf, and applying his engineering skills to one new project or another in his yard.

    With Hoffmann since: 2007

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    203 239-6660 Connect on LinkedIn
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    Melissa R. Melone, Assoc. AIA Melissa R. Melone, Assoc. AIA
    Senior Project Representative
    Melissa R. Melone, Assoc. AIA
    Melissa R. Melone, Assoc. AIA
    Senior Project Representative

    While earning an architecture degree from Syracuse University, Melissa interned at prestigious New York design firms, developing skills in design development, drawing, document preparation, bidding assistance, and contract administration. She studied architecture in Florence, Italy and participated in service, outreach, and leadership programs that helped shape the architecture program at her alma matter. She brings experience building collaborative client relationships to her role in supporting building enclosure projects with the firm’s New York City office.

    Beyond her project work, Melissa serves as Safety Coordinator for the New York office and is a member of the Hoffmann Emerging Professionals Group and the Hoffmann Technical Training Committee. She is also a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and AIA New York Women in Architecture Committee (WIA). As a student, Melissa participated in the ACE Mentor Program and earned a college scholarship, so she recently signed up to become an ACE Mentor to pay it forward and inspire high school students to pursue careers in the architecture industry.

    Outside the office, Melissa enjoys running and has competed in 5k, 10k, and half-marathon races. She also is an avid skiier and loves to cook and bake.

    With Hoffmann since: 2021

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    516 725-1392 Connect on LinkedIn
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    Rachel A. Mesite Rachel A. Mesite
    Corporate Secretary
    Senior Finance Coordinator
    Rachel A. Mesite
    Rachel A. Mesite
    Corporate Secretary
    Senior Finance Coordinator

    An officer of the firm, Rachel is a skilled and diligent financial administrator. As Corporate Secretary, she maintains documentation in compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, coordinates and documents shareholder and Board of Directors meetings, processes share transactions and stock transfers, maintains business insurance, executes corporate filings and reports, and keeps official records. She also works in collaboration with the Controller and CFO to maintain the firm’s financial accounts. An honors graduate of Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, Rachel contributes her experience in finance and administration to meeting the financial record-keeping and reporting needs of the firm.

    With Hoffmann since: 2015

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    203 239-6660 Connect on LinkedIn
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    Nicholas J. Moroniti Nicholas J. Moroniti
    Information Technology Manager
    Nicholas J. Moroniti
    Nicholas J. Moroniti
    Information Technology Manager

    Given the technologically-driven nature of the profession, Nick plays a critical role at Hoffmann: he directs, plans, implements, troubleshoots and maintains all computing systems for the firm. From drafting software to smartphones, Nick applies his computer science degree from Quinnipiac University to the long-term planning and day-to-day management of the firm’s technology resources.

    Nick oversees technology partner relationships, including software, cloud, and DataCom service providers. He also governs all facets of network and cyber security, as well as coordinates and administers staff technology training. Seamlessly and efficiently adapting operations to the varying stages of the pandemic, he designed and implemented private wide-area network and effectively migrated the firm from a 100% premise-based infrastructure to Hybrid Cloud. Under his leadership, the firm’s staff successfully transitioned from an office-based workforce to a hybrid remote workforce. Adaptability and responsiveness are the hallmarks of Nick’s infrastructure management to keep Hoffmann nimble and productive in any conditions.

    In his free time, Nick is a devoted hockey coach, parent, player, and fan, as well as an avid gardener. He has been making his own homemade wine for over 20 years.

    Nick is a member of the Newforma Product Advisory Board and the Comcast Business Advisors Panel.

    With Hoffmann since: 2004

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    203 239-6660 Connect on LinkedIn
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    David S. Obrizzo David S. Obrizzo
    CAD/IT Coordinator
    David S. Obrizzo
    David S. Obrizzo
    CAD/IT Coordinator

    With extensive experience in conventional drafting, AutoCAD, Sketchup 3D, Podium 3D render engine, Photoshop, MasterCAM, Dave is responsible for the development, maintenance, and implementation of computer-aided drafting (CAD) standards for the firm.

    Dave develops training programs to support the technical staff in achieving consistent, precise drawings that provide clear information to the project team. He reviews all outgoing projects to verify that documents meet Hoffmann’s exacting graphic standards. In collaboration with the information technology manager, he provides technical support and assists in hardware and software rollouts and upgrades.

    Proficient in various architectural and graphic software programs, Dave works closely with the IT manager to provide technical support, evaluate and develop new software and infrastructure, and identify innovative ways to use technology to meet the needs of the firm.

    Outside work, Dave enjoys playing roller hockey, woodworking, playing the bass, working out, and walking his two goldens.

    With Hoffmann since: 2015

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    Richard W. Off, AIA Richard W. Off, AIA
    Senior Architect
    Richard W. Off, AIA
    Richard W. Off, AIA
    Senior Architect

    With a focus in historic preservation and expertise in traditional and modern facade, roofing, and window systems, Richard oversees architectural and engineering teams in completing numerous multi-million-dollar exterior investigation, rehabilitation and restoration projects throughout the New York metropolitan area.

    Richard graduated with a Master of Architecture and Urban Design degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. As an architecture research fellow in Southeast Asia and South America, he has a background in dense urban environments. He has lectured at Traditional Building conferences, the APT DC Symposium and APT National Conference, and both his alma maters. An avid writer, Richard has published articles with Building Design+Construction, Traditional Building, The Construction Specifier, the Hoffmann JOURNAL, Dezeen, and ArchDaily.

    Richard is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association for Preservation Technology (APT).

    Outside the office, Richard loves traveling, especially to other countries, and does so as often as possible. He has been to 17 different counties so far, on 4 different continents. Spain is his current favorite country, and he has been there 5 times with many more trips planned! He loves it for the diversity of its landscapes, architecture, history, and cultural traditions. Richard also really loves dogs, especially beagles.

    With Hoffmann since: 2016

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    Guilherme C. Pinho, Assoc. AIA Guilherme C. Pinho, Assoc. AIA
    Senior Project Coordinator
    Guilherme C. Pinho, Assoc. AIA
    Guilherme C. Pinho, Assoc. AIA
    Senior Project Coordinator

    Committed to sustainable design and efficient construction, Guilherme doesn’t just talk the talk: he designed his home, which he is building with his own two hands, to be a Passive House with zero carbon footprint. Creating a sustainable lifestyle is central to Guilherme’s way of life. He earned a Master of Architecture degree in the Honors Program at Boston Architectural College, as well as a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering Technology from the University of Hartford. Well versed in design software, he has an Architectural and Civil CADD Technology Diploma from Porter & Chester Institute in Connecticut. Guilherme applies more than 16 years’ experience in architectural drafting and construction management to supporting projects in the Connecticut office.

    Guilherme is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Hoffmann Architects Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

    With Hoffmann since: 2019

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    Donna L. Rehm-McCabe Donna L. Rehm-McCabe
    Controller
    Donna L. Rehm-McCabe
    Donna L. Rehm-McCabe
    Controller

    Donna is responsible for all financial and accounting activities of the firm, from client and payroll account processing to financial reporting. With a degree in accounting from American International College, Donna brings nearly 30 years of senior-level finance experience to her role in keeping the books and providing critical financial information to guide company decisions.

    Donna is an active member of the Hoffmann Architects Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

    With Hoffmann since: 2009

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    Merlyn Y. Rivera Merlyn Y. Rivera
    Project Representative
    Merlyn Y. Rivera
    Merlyn Y. Rivera
    Project Representative

    With experience in the complete design-through-construction process, Merlyn has the technical and people skills to see projects to successful outcomes. She develops on-budget, on-schedule drawings and specifications, and she evaluates contractor submittals and coordinates among diverse trades to verify code compliance and conformance with client expectations. Fluent in Spanish, she applies her architecture education at the Catholic University of America to supporting project teams in the firm’s Virginia office.

    Merlyn is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Hoffmann Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Hoffmann Emerging Professionals Group.

    With Hoffmann since: 2021

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    Benjamin J. Robinson, AIA Benjamin J. Robinson, AIA
    Senior Architect
    Benjamin J. Robinson, AIA
    Benjamin J. Robinson, AIA
    Senior Architect

    An experienced professional who has been instrumental in designing and overseeing the restoration of treasured landmarks, from the U.S. Capitol Dome to New England’s bucolic college campuses, Ben is recognized by peers and clients alike for his diligent project management and thoughtful approach to architectural challenges. Ben oversees building envelope condition assessments and develops rehabilitation master plans that apply state-of-the-art diagnostic methodology to a range of historic and contemporary building types. With an architectural studies degree from Connecticut College, he provides mentorship to junior colleagues and is a respected contributor to industry periodicals on topics relating to preservation, materials science, construction logistics, and the building enclosure.

    In his free time, Ben serves as Trustee for The Mark Twain House and Museum – Building and Grounds Committee. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association for Preservation Technology (APT).

    With Hoffmann since: 2006

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    Russell M. Sanders, AIA Russell M. Sanders, AIA
    President
    Russell M. Sanders, AIA
    Russell M. Sanders, AIA
    President

    Russ is responsible for the attention to detail that characterizes Hoffmann projects. He oversees the technical staff company-wide to ensure that work is completed to rigorous standards. After receiving his architecture degree from the Ohio State University, Russ came right to work at Hoffmann, where he has since honed a career’s worth of expertise in the technical demands of rehabilitation.

    Russ is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Association for Preservation Technology (APT), and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He is also a founding member of the Hoffmann Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

    With Hoffmann since: 1978

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    Kara L. Shypula, Assoc. AIA Kara L. Shypula, Assoc. AIA
    Senior Project Manager
    Kara L. Shypula, Assoc. AIA
    Kara L. Shypula, Assoc. AIA
    Senior Project Manager

    Kara brings determined and steadfast leadership to her projects, collaborating with a diverse range of project team members, from design professionals and general contractors to owners and property managers. As a team leader overseeing junior technical staff, she provides mentoring and guidance to emerging professionals while inspiring her team to develop innovative, high-performance solutions for building enclosure projects.

    For the past several years, Kara has served as the lead project manager for two of the most complex, large-scale building enclosure consultation projects undertaken by the firm: the adaptive reuse and historic preservation of One Wall Street in Manhattan, which won the coveted Lucy G. Moses Award from the New York City Landmarks Conservancy, and the redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport Terminal B, which garnered the Prix Versailles as the best new airport terminal in the world.

    A role model for young professionals within the firm and in the industry, Kara has been recognized by commercial real estate and design publications for her pioneering work as a woman leader in the AEC professions. She earned a degree in architectural engineering from the University of Hartford, and she applies her expertise in building enclosure systems to cultivating trusted relationships with long-term clients. One of the firm’s young leaders in the New York City office, Kara is committed to pioneering new opportunities and continuing to evolve the practice.

    Active in the industry, Kara is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), AIA New York Women in Architecture Committee (WIA), Association for Preservation Technology (APT), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), New York Landmarks Conservancy, Professional Women in Construction (PWC), and United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

    With Hoffmann since: 2011

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    Steven J. Susca, PE Steven J. Susca, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Steven J. Susca, PE
    Steven J. Susca, PE
    Senior Engineer

    Steve’s engineering solutions do more than demonstrate the systems analysis techniques he learned while pursuing his structural engineering degree at the University of Connecticut. His technical ability goes beyond textbook calculation to draw from years of experience with diverse building materials and configurations.

    Steve is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).

    In his free time, Steve enjoys skiing, hiking, and travel.

    With Hoffmann since: 2002

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