Hoffmann Architects

Hoffmann Architects

Hamden, CT | New York, NY | Arlington, VA


Hoffmann Architects Promotes Three in New York

Alison Hoffmann
Feb 25, '20 1:30 PM EST

February 2020 – Hoffmann Architects, an architecture and engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors, announces the promotion of Amanda L. Miller, AIA and Richard W. Off, AIA to Project Architect and Eric Au to Project Coordinator.

Amanda Miller ThumbnailAmanda L. Miller, AIA has been promoted to Project Architect, in recognition of her increased responsibilities and professional experience. She joined Hoffmann Architects in 2017 as Staff Architect and earned a promotion in 2018 to Senior Staff Architect. Her experience includes comprehensive design development and implementation for a variety of projects, including accessibility and hardscape rehabilitation at Columbia University and facade rehabilitation for Open Society Foundations at the Argonaut Building, a LEED Gold historic landmark built in 1909. Miller earned a master’s degree in design studies from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame. While at Harvard, she co-organized Black in Design, a conference which recognizes the contributions of the African diaspora in the design fields.

In 2018, Miller was selected as one of ten emerging architectural professionals for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Civic Leadership Program, a mentorship training initiative focused on engagement in the civic process. As part of a grassroots network of urbanists and designers, she co-organized the Spaces and Places gathering in Oakland, California in 2019 and is currently planning the 2020 gathering in Houston, Texas. She is also the incoming co-chair of AIA New York’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Miller’s publication credits include the Hoffmann Architects JOURNAL article, “Plaza Design for Longevity and Maintainability,” and articles in Facility Executive and forthcoming in Facility Management Journal. She lives in Astoria, New York.

RichardOffThumbnailRichard W. Off, AIA earned a promotion to Project Architect, recognizing his leadership and contributions to the firm. He joined Hoffmann Architects in 2016 as Project Representative and earned promotions to Senior Project Representative, Project Coordinator, Staff Architect, and, most recently, Senior Staff Architect. He provides investigation, design, and construction administration services for restoration and replacement of facades, roofs, and windows, as well as preservation and rehabilitation of historic landmark structures. Some of his notable contributions include restoration of the historic 1845 First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, facade restoration and roof replacement for the turn-of-the-century Masonic Hall in New York City, and roof replacement peer review for 350 Hudson Street, an historic Art Deco office building in SoHo.

Off earned a Master of Arts degree in architecture and urban design from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Experienced in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic windows and roof assemblies, he presented on window conservation and code compliance at the 2019 Traditional Building Conference. His publication credits include the Hoffmann Architects JOURNAL article, “Roof Drainage Systems,” along with articles in Building Design+Construction and The Construction Specifier. Active in the professional community, he is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). He lives in Washington Heights, New York City.

Eric Au Thumbnail2Eric Au, LEED Green Associate, has been promoted to Project Coordinator, in recognition of his advancing experience and technical capabilities. He joined the firm in 2017 as Project Representative and earned a promotion in 2018 to Senior Project Representative. A graduate of Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Au is a registered Engineer-in-Training (EIT) and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), as well as a certified USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate. His experience includes restoration and replacement of facades, roofs, and windows; rehabilitation of historic landmark structures; and NYC Facade Inspection and Safety Program investigations.

Au provides structural design and detailing, document preparation, and construction administration for corporate, educational, government, healthcare, and hospitality projects in New York. Some of his clients include Verizon, New York City Department of Design and Construction, Central Park Conservancy, CBRE Group, and Columbia University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Founded in 1977, Hoffmann Architects specializes in the rehabilitation of the building envelope. The firm’s work focuses on the exteriors of existing structures, diagnosing and resolving deterioration within facades, roofing systems, windows, waterproofing materials, plazas/terraces, parking garages, and historic and landmark structures. We provide consulting services for new building construction, as well as litigation and claim support.  Our technical professionals investigate and correct damage resulting from time and weather, substandard or improper construction, design defects, material failures, poor workmanship, structural movement, and stress.