As first time homebuyers, my husband and I didn't know what to expect with the purchase of our 1915 English Tudor. We had always lived in modern condos and really didn't know where or how to get started. After our first meeting, we knew Diana and Alex were the perfect fit. Their expertise in classic architecture proved to be invaluable to us throughout the process with this unique property. Even prior to the closing on our house, Diana came out to meet us and offer suggestions. She also helped with the contractor bidding process which has helped us to stay on budget and match us up to the perfect contractor. Overall, Diana and Alex are wonderful to work with! We highly recommend Hoffman Architects!
Submitted at Houzz by: Melissa Jonland
We are very happy that we chose Hoffman Architects for our home renovation. From the beginning Diana showed a genuine interest in our job. She is very detail oriented and spent a lot of time with us in helping design our dream home. She is persistent yet patient. A home renovation is exciting but can also be a stressful process. Diana is knowledgeable and experienced and a stickler for detail. She works with your budget and prepares you for the complete process. There were so many things we wouldn't have considered without her guidance. She also was involved with the bidding and vetting of our builder options. She stays involved from start to finish and helps to create a team approach. Both she and her colleague Alex are very responsive. You don't have to wait on them. Their finished products speak for themselves. They have a tremendous amount of pride in their work. If you are serious about a renovation or designing a home we highly recommend Hoffman Architects.
Submitted at Houzz by: sehqb12
Hoffman Architects tackled a challenging project for us and the results were beyond our wildest dreams. We had one constraint after another as we began to focus on remodelling our Master Suite. Our goal, to create two walk-in closets and update a bathroom to include a stand alone bathtub. All this within the confines of some fairly rigid wall restrictions, not the least of which was doing all this within a specific budget. Hoffman Architects listened and went to work coming up with an imaginative solution to capture space from adjacent rooms to expand the Master Suite and accommodate each and every one of our requests, all with the least amount of disruption. We couldn't be more delighted with the results.
Submitted at Houzz by: dapruzzese
Hoffman Architects Inc. delivers distinctive design consistently, and has done so for over 30 years! Whether the home is new construction or a re-hab or whether the design is a small project for some element inside or outside of the house, the architecture and the function of the space connote grace, distinction and character. With Hoffman Architects we re-hab'd our home 20 years ago and we re-hab'd a commercial building 6 years ago. Both properties stand out for character and function. Diana and her team deliver the right design for the client's needs that can be enjoyed by all. Special features include windows, trim, facades, flow and thinking creatively about existing footprint to maximize usage. It doesn't always have to be a big addition with a variance to enjoy space. Diana and her team are very professional, knowledgeable and creative with combining elements of style and budget for a person's dream home.
Submitted at Houzz by: Annette Dwyer
Hoffman Architects has been our architect from the very start of the project, when it was just a kernel of an idea. They have worked with us through the early planning stages, got us through two variances, helped us choose a contractor, and we're sure will celebrate with us when the project is completed. We are sure that no other architectural firm comes close to the kind of expeditious service, attention to detail, patience, compassion and caring for their clients that Hoffman Architects provides. They deserve the highest praise.
J and S - Springfield, NJProject Description:New Enlarged Kitchen and 700 sf First Floor Master Suite Addition.
Diana did the architecture work for our entire home renovation and additions. She was patient, responsive, engaged and flexible throughout the entire process. She also helped us obtain a critical variance with ease. We are very satisfied with her work and would recommend Hoffman Architects without any reservations to others.
Kevin - Summit, NJProject Description:2 Story Addition to enlarge Living Room and Master Suite. New enlarged Kitchen and Breakfast Room. New enlarged Entry Foyer. Created Cathedral Ceiling in Family Room and added a large deck.
My wife and I recently had the pleasure of working with Diana and her team on a home addition project. Her attention to detail is amazing and really helped set our expectations with respect to timing, cost and overall aesthetics of the project. Her ideas were fantastic and really helped us conceptualize the project from start to finish. Her plans were incredibly detailed and easy for our builder to follow and execute with nothing open to interpretation. She also managed the entire bidding process which was invaluable. We would highly recommend Diana for any home renovation project and would absolutely use her again in the future.
Kevin - ChathamProject Description: 2 Story Addition for Breakfast-Family Room & Deck and Lower Level Rec Room
We hired Hoffman Architects because she took the time at our initial interview to suggest several options to an addition for a master bath and walk in closet. She was realistic and honest about the scope of the work (which turned out to be more than just adding on a bathroom and closets but also upgrading exterior features, windows, and existing bathroom and closets), and she struck us as being extremely capable and thoughtful. Her firm's attention to details in the plans and ability to move the project along are excellent. She made securing approvals from the Board of Adjustment seem like a breeze, though obviously a lot of thought and hard work on her firm's part were the reason everything went smoothly. From conversations we have had with contractors, subs, and city representatives, it is apparent that Diana Hoffman and Hoffman Architects are widely respected professionals.
UnsignedProject Description: Master Suite - 2nd Floor Addition in Summit
Hoffman Architects designed a renovation for our colonial in Summit, NJ. They made sure that every detail was perfect from interior layout to the placement of windows. Every person we worked with from this firm was professional and knowledgeable. Most importantly, once the build was underway, the firm stayed involved, ensuring that the work matched our expectations. When the inevitable issues came up Hoffman argued on our behalf. We really felt as though we had an advocate throughout the project.
Nick - SummitProject Description: Open Plan Kitchen, Breakfast, Family Room Addition and New Stair Tower
Diana Hoffman designed a new kitchen with an improved work triangle, an island with stools, and space for a kitchen table. She removed an existing screened-in porch and replaced it with a larger space for the new kitchen adding French doors to the garden, a cathedral ceiling and radiant heat. She picked large windows that bring in a lot of light, and in combination with the higher ceiling and French doors, make the room feel airy and spacious. The former kitchen was converted into a new mudroom, powder room, and a closet for the washer and dryer. As construction proceeded, Diana provided feedback and made excellent recommendations for a cabinet manufacturer and where to shop for new appliances. She helped match the granite countertop we picked out with suitable tile flooring in the kitchen and mudroom, and made suggestions for window treatments. As a result, our new kitchen turned out beautifully and we are delighted with it. We highly recommend her.
Marjorie - SummitProject Description: Kitchen-Breakfast Room Addition
I have worked with Diana and Alex several times now and they have always shown extreme commitment to the "project". They have come out to the projects at varying times to discuss design tweaks and progress. They are available for discussions whenever needed. As a high end custom home builder and renovation company, my work is easier when I can get answers and know what is expected. Diana and Alex definitely help in this process.
Michael Redo - Far Hills DB, LLCProject Description: Contemporary in Chatham Transformed to Craftsman Style
Hoffman Architects are an outstanding choice for a small renovation or large scale project. Their projects are always well thought through and beautiful. I believe they are a creative team and combine form and function. Diana has been a pleasure to work and always very professional. I believe the best projects are a collaboration between architect, home owner, kitchen designer and builder.
Heidi Piron - Kitchen Designer & CabinetryProject Description: Additions and Alterations to 3 Summit Homes
Diana, You have really made our Thanksgiving. The kitchen, mudroom and mini-bar area are terrific – far beyond our wildest expectations. Furniture is in, electronic equipment has been installed, and even the fireplace is working! We have been getting tremendous waves of compliments. Thanks again!
Paul & Julie
Diana, I want to thank you for all of the wonderful guidance you have shown to me, both on the technical and the design level of this project. But I am also deeply touched by your patience and a generosity of spirit you possess. You have a very fine blend of qualities that distinguishes you from many. Bet you didn't even know it!
Diana: Not a day goes by that we don’t think of how nicely our home turned out. Thank you for your hard work!
The Burke Family - Murray Hill, NJProject Description: Entry Foyer, Kitchen-Family Room, In-law Suite, Home Office-Media Room and Screened-in Porch Additions, Garage and Master Balcony Expansion
Diana: ...I think the primary reason you were successful in achieving the Variances requests is because of the strategically sound planning during the past few months...your judgment about size/scope/design for our house turned out to be exactly what we needed to meet our objectives and receive the blessings of the Board. The more I thought about it, it wasn’t just your presentation on Monday night, it was the good work during the prior months leading up to the presentation that enabled you to be so confident. We couldn't be happier with you as our architect!
Drew and Les Sinemus - Short Hills, NJProject Description: 2-Story Addition for new Kitchen, Dining Room, Family Room, Recreation Room, and Guest Bedroom
Diana: There are no words to describe your “performance” (for lack of a better word) on our meeting yesterday. You are the ultimate professional. You are organized, talented, and brilliant (in no special order...all equal). I know this is a major project and Richard and I are so glad we have you as our backbone. Thanks for meeting with us on a Saturday morning.
Linda Bloomstein - Livingston, NJProject Description: 2nd Story Addition over existing 1st Floor
Diana: Working with you and your staff on our building upgrade project has been a pleasure. You've always brought a high level of professionalism and expertise to the table. I'm sure you will be as proud as we are of the end result.
Chairman, Building Upgrade Committee - Milburn Short Hills Volunteer First Aid SquadProject Description: Hoffman Architects and a five-person Committee first explored alterations only. Budgets and functionality of the alterations were compared to a solution involving an addition. The final design created a Multi-purpose Room - Training Room Addition. New ADA-compliant bathrooms, a new kitchenette, and miscellaneous alterations were also part of the project.
Diana: A good architect can make a new structure distinctive and functional, but it takes a great architect to make a poorly designed existing structure distinctive and functional. Hoffman Architects combines excellent attention to detail, balanced and distinctive design and hard to accomplish function all at once. Hoffman Architects can make small spaces work like big spaces and can turn any plain facade into a make of spatial beauty.
Annette Dwyer - Owner of a renovated 1917 home, and a renovated 1917 commercial building in SummitProject Description: An exciting and unique Mixed-Use building. Innovative merchandising has retailers sharing space on the 1st and 2nd Floors; performing arts on the Lower Level; and office space on the 3rd Floor. New storefronts along the 1st Floor sidewall open onto a vest pocket park.
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Diana: Faced with the daunting task of constructing a three-story addition while preserving the original feel of our 80 year-old home, we needed an architect with the right blend of creativity, efficiency, and collaboration. After interviewing several candidates, we selected Hoffman Architects and could not have been more satisfied. Diana Hoffman kept her word every step of the way, by solving complicated problems, by presenting multiple options, meeting every deadline in our tight schedule, working seamlessly with our builder throughout the construction, and running a bid process with an experienced hand.