Patrick T Hoffman

Patrick T Hoffman

San Francisco, CA, US



Patrick is an avid backpacker, cyclist, and kayaker who completed his professional degree in Architecture at Drexel University where he specialized in sustainability, transportation architecture, and the social study of science and technology. While at Drexel, he served as Vice President of Drexel Smart House, a student-led technology incubator for sustainable building technologies. In his role as Vice President, Patrick developed expertise in business operations, corporate strategy, STEM pedagogy, and scientific research.


In addition to his experience working as an architectural designer, Patrick completed a  professional graduate degree in Urban Planning at Columbia University. At Columbia, his studies focused on housing, community development, and sustainable urbanism. In addition to these more traditional areas he also explored questions of path-dependency, rightsizing, cohousing, networks and design pedagogy.

For the last two years Patrick has worked with a team of Drexel University Students to develop a lightweight green roof weighing less than 10 lb/sf when fully saturated. The team secured a Phase 1 EPA P3 grant of $10,000 for proof of concept development and a Phase 2 EPA P3 grant of $75,000 for the development of a commercial product.


Patrick is currently closing out the summer as a Teaching Fellow for the Environment at Singularity University at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA.


Singularity University, Mountain View, CA, US, Teaching Fellow

Jun 2012 - current

Harlem Community Development Corporation, New York, NY, US, Assistant to the Director of Planning and Development

Apr 2011 - Oct 2011

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Project Management

Sep 2009 - Feb 2010

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Research Fellow

Jun 2009 - Sep 2009

Studio Agoos Lovera, Philadelphia, PA, US, Staff Architect

Mar 2008 - Sep 2008

John Milner Architects, Inc., Chadds Ford, PA, US, Architectural Intern

Jun 2006 - Mar 2008


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Urban Planning

Aug 2010 - May 2012

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2004 - Jun 2010

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