Alison Hoffmann

Alison Hoffmann

Hamden, CT, US



As Communications Manager, I am responsible for writing and producing a quarterly technical journal on a variety of topics related to the building envelope. I develop articles for trade publications and reach out to editors to identify opportunities for collaboration. I also coordinate the company's online presence, including website and social media platforms. 

As new regulations and industry developments arise, I prepare informational bulletins and press releases alerting building owners and managers to changes that could impact rehabilitation projects and operations. I am also responsible for preparing materials for award submissions, including design and preservation project awards and recognition of the firm's professionals. 

As part of Hoffmann Architects' educational outreach, I develop presentations on topics of interest to building owners and design professionals, including material for the firm's course offerings at New York University and at private corporations.

In addition, I provide writing support to the technical staff, including creating the Employee Handbook and Technology Standards Manual, drafting letters of recommendation, creating cover letters, editing and revising reports, and writing promotional material.


Hoffmann Architects + Engineers, Hamden, CT, US, Communications Manager

As the single point of contact for all official corporate communication, the Communications Manager oversees the image and reputation of the firm in print, online, and in the industry. Editing and producing the marketing piece that forms the cornerstone of business development efforts, the Hoffmann Architects JOURNAL, is the single most important task of the Communications Manager. In addition, the Communications Manager collaborates with business development and technical staff and with the firm leadership to initiate, research, write, design, and produce public relations campaigns, as well as to manage the tone, content, and appearance of official communication across all media.

Apr 2007 - current

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, US, Adjunct Lecturer

English composition and literature instructor.

Jan 2005 - Aug 2005

Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT, US, Adjunct Lecturer

English composition and rhetorical analysis instructor.

Aug 2004 - May 2005

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, Adjunct Lecturer

English composition and creative writing instructor.

Aug 2000 - May 2004

John B. Pierce Laboratory at Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, Research Assistant

Research in the laboratory of Barry Green, PhD, focusing on cutaneous and oral sensitivity in humans; specifically, the effects of temperature and touch on taste.

Aug 1998 - Aug 2000


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, Masters, Creative Writing

MFA degree in Creative Writing / Poetry.

Academy of American Poets Prize, 2002. Fellowship, 2000-2002.
Activities and Societies: Sonora Review literary magazine, Poetry Center.

Aug 2000 - May 2002

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, US, Bachelors, English and American Literature; Neuroscience

Summa cum laude. Creative Writing Program.

Activities and Societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Waltham Group (community service organization), literary magazine editor, research assistant in sensory processes laboratory.

Aug 1994 - May 1998

North Haven High School, North Haven, CT, US, High School, High School Diploma

Valedictorian, Class of 1994.

Activities and Societies: National Honor Society, varsity volleyball, Future Problem Solvers, Youth and Government.

Aug 1991 - Jun 1994