Hoffmann Architects, an architecture and engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors, is pleased to announce the election of members of its leadership team to officer positions at professional organizations.
Maureen J. Dobbins, MBA, Director of Business Development, has been voted President-Elect of the Southern Connecticut Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). Beginning in 2018, Dobbins will serve as President of the organization, which supports those in the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, leadership, and education. Southern Connecticut BOMA, which will celebrate its 35th anniversary as Dobbins assumes leadership of the chapter, represents building owners and managers from New Haven to the New York border. One of the joint owners of the firm, Dobbins directs business development, sales, and marketing activities for Hoffmann Architects.
With 25 years of experience in the architecture/engineering industry, Dobbins is also active in the New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society, ERAPPA / SNEAPPA, the Society for College and University Planning, the Construction Institute at the University of Hartford, CoreNet, Professional Women in Construction, and the International Facility Management Association.
Lawrence E. Keenan, AIA, PE, Vice President and Director of Engineering, was elected President of the Connecticut chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI). Dedicated to improving the quality of concrete restoration, repair, and protection, ICRI provides education, networking, and training to design professionals, manufacturers, owners, and others in the industry.
To foster dialogue on best practices for concrete longevity, ICRI Connecticut, under Keenan’s leadership, presents technical seminars eight times each year. Both a professional engineer and a registered architect, Keenan oversees Hoffmann Architects’ engineering team and has recently been selected to manage the technical staff at the firm’s Connecticut office. An owner of the firm and an innovator in concrete structural design, Keenan holds two U.S. patents for precast concrete connections, and he has presented white papers at national and local conferences of concrete industry professionals, including the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), the Structural Engineers’ Coalition (SEC), and ICRI.
Arthur L. Sanders, AIA, Senior Vice President and Director of Architecture, is the Vice President and President-Elect of the Connecticut chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA CT). To encourage design excellence and promote the quality of the built environment, AIA CT provides continuing education, architecture tours, advocacy, networking events, and professional resources to serve architects and the public.
Sanders serves with other board members to provide guidance to the organization.
An owner of Hoffmann Architects with more than 40 years in the industry, Sanders leads project teams in meeting challenging building envelope demands, most recently for the restoration of the Dome of the United States Capitol. His seasoned field experience and technical expertise have made him a valued member of industry groups, including the Construction Specifications Institute, the Connecticut Building Congress, the Society for Protective Coatings, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Founded in 1977, Hoffmann Architects specializes in the rehabilitation of the building envelope. The firm’s work focuses on the exteriors of existing structures, diagnosing and resolving deterioration within facades, roofing systems, windows, waterproofing materials, plazas/terraces, parking garages, and historic and landmark structures. We provide consulting services for new building construction, as well as litigation and claim support. Our technical professionals investigate and correct damage resulting from time and weather, substandard or improper construction, design defects, material failures, poor workmanship, structural movement, and stress.