Tom Hofmann, AIA
Executive Vice President Design & Development
With 25 years of experience in the architectural professional ranging from project management, technology implementation, designer and planner as well as serving as Director of Planning and Design for a commercial real estate development company. Tom has worked on broad range of project types including office buildings, retail complexes, resorts and hotels, large residential and mixed-use endeavors. He has consistently managed to lever- age technological advancements in architecture for the purpose of more accurately defining and refining design and planning objectives of projects in relation to project costs, timing, sequencing and multi-discipline coordination.
Tom served has as Director of Design and Planning for Zapolski+Rudd Real Estate Investment, Development and Management where he was responsible for the management of all development and tenant related design and construction as well as directing all contractors and design professionals. In his time with Zapolski+Rudd, he led the entitlement of two mixed-use developments in North Carolina, one a redevelopment of an existing shopping center and a ground up mixed-use development in very challenging municipalities. Tom worked closely with the various planning, environmental and traffic jurisdictional entities to garner a consensus on the development strategies relative to the municipal regulations and visions. He also participated in all aspects of negotiations with development partners, ten- ants and investors concerning design, contractibility, construction budgeting and phasing and site logistics.
Tom was also a project architect and designer with Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, a national design firm leading projects in the Southeastern, Midwest, West coast and Mexico. The majority of his projects were mixed-use projects, both urban and suburban, effectively combining vertically integrated residential, office, parking and retail uses. Tom was named an Associate at the firm in recognition of his professionalism, effectiveness and intensity he brought to the projects that he worked on.
Tom also worked for Dal Pos Architects in Syracuse, New York prior to joining Little. He worked on several projects in the Northeast and New York City where the primary clients were The Pyramid Companies and Vornado Realty. Tom served in the capacity project man- ager and designer for urban redevelopment projects, large, multi-story urban retail complexes and enclosed shopping malls that ranged from 400,000 SF to 1.85M SF and con- struction budgets and costs up to $450M. Tom also worked on hotels, residential, theaters and office projects during this time. Additionally, he also worked for other regional firms with concentrations on educational, municipal and research facilities.
Tom is a licensed architect in Pennsylvania and New York and has a certificate issued by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards affording reciprocal registration in all fifty states and Canada. He has a Master of Architecture from Syracuse University. The Syracuse University School of Architecture is consistently ranked as one of the schools of architecture in the United States where he received the School of Architecture Master’s Prize at the conclusion of his studies He has taught design technology courses at Syracuse University and other colleges in New York and his most recent professional work includes projects in the Middle East and California.