Hoffmann anniversaryHAMDEN: Hoffmann Architects, an architecture and engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors, is commemorating the founding of the firm 40 years ago, in 1977.

Hoffmann Architects’ says its history began with the “mission to address design details that are commonly overlooked.”

After immigrating to the United States from Hungary in the 1950s, Hoffmann Architects founder and president John Hoffmann, FAIA studied architecture at the City College of New York.

Consistently ranked in the top 100 architecture/engineering firms by Building Design+Construction magazine, Hoffmann Architects says it has “contributed to the preservation and longevity of some of the most significant architectural landmarks in the United States, including the United States Capitol, the Smithsonian Institution, the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, the New York Stock Exchange, the United Nations, Folger Shakespeare Library, the Ford Foundation Building, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.”

In 2011, after being sole owner of Hoffmann Architects for close to 35 years, John Hoffmann offered ownership stakes in the company to senior management personnel.