The principal, Diana L. Hoffman, AIA, started the practice in Summit, NJ, in 1986. She is responsible for all design work, and the successful realization of all projects, as well as the firm's financial management, marketing, and personnel development.
Diana L. Hoffman, AIA
, graduated Summa Cum Laude from CCNY with a Bachelor of Architecture (5 year program) in 1976. During her graduate year, she was awarded a Graduate Assistantship allowing her to teach a course on Architectural History and Theory. As a special honor, she was invited to travel and study in Japan in 1975 as a guest of Chiba University. Her studies of historic and modern architecture have also taken her to Europe, India, Nepal, Morocco, and South America.
Frequent Continuing Education Seminars as well as Diana’s overseas and domestic travels keep the firm abreast of new developments and technologies.
Diana Hoffman currently serves on Millburn’s DMDA Design Review Committee; Summit’s GNO Committee; and Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Program. She has served on the Boards for Summit’s Chamber of Commerce and Millburn's Chamber of Commerce, as well as Millburn's Environmental Commission. Also, she previously served as Chair of Millburn's Art Advisory Committee; as a member of the Harding Township Board of Adjustment; and on New Vernon Presbyterian Church's Outreach Committee.
Before starting her own firm, Ms. Hoffman was Vice President at Barclay Associates, where she was in charge of designing a 14-floor renovation for Home Insurance. She created the functional Program (based on extensive interviews and questionnaires) and Floor Stacking Diagrams for logistically planning the project. She designed the department layouts and also coordinated the efforts of art, food, computer consultants, and furniture and carpet suppliers.
Along with Mr. Barclay, Ms. Hoffman also designed the New York City corporate office of Hambrecht & Quist, which included a trading room and video conference center. Other projects included designs for advertising agencies and law offices.
Ms. Hoffman also worked at Perkins & Will as a designer on medical and educational facilities. As a senior designer at Larsen Architects, she worked on a commercial kitchen and dining Hall for 500 residents at Letchworth Village.
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