Passionate About Products

CONTACT INFORMATION

+1 215.703.7771 (mobile)
patrick.t.hoffman (skype)
@arcktip (twitter)

SUMMARY

Specialties

Business Development, Operations, New Market Research, Project Management, Product Management

Interests

Technology, Real Estate, Transportation, Housing, Design, Travel and Leisure, Mobile Telephony, Sensors and Internet of Things

Skills

Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, Balsamiq, Prezi, OmniGraffle, OmniPlan, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Rhino, ArcGIS, Keynote, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Access. And, intermediate knowledge of: Processing, Arduino, HTML and CSS.

EXPERIENCE

Consultant

at Social BicyclesTechnology / Transportation
(10-2012 – present)
Providing consulting services to a New York based start up company trying to expand their market share by writing responses to municipal requests for information and proposals from firms to provide bike sharing technology and to operate financially self-sustaining bike sharing systems.

Project Mentor

at Drexel Smart HouseTechnology
(5-2010 – present)
Reviewing seed fund proposals and advising researchers about new market opportunities and potential partnerships with industry leaders. Advising an Environmental Protection Agency P3 Grant team on the design and manufacturing of a Lightweight Green Roofing product.

Teaching Fellow

at Singularity UniversityHigher Education / Technology
(6-2012 – 9-2012)
Global Grand Challenges Teaching Fellow, Environment: Responsible for recruiting speakers and allocating project funds. Coached two teams through customer validation, prototyping and business development. Advised a third team, developing a product to assist municipal leaders with effective resource management, about open data, local governments, and community engagement.

Teaching Assistant, Housing & Neighborhood Development

at Columbia UniversityHigher Education
(9-2011 – 5-2012)
Assisted the Housing & Neighborhood Development faculty with primary research and speaker scheduling.

Assistant to the Director of Planning and Development

at Harlem Community Development CorporationGovernment
(4-2011 – 10-2011)
Assisted Harlem-based organizations by writing grants, conducting economic analysis, assessing existing physical environments, proposing urban design solutions, and designing websites. Collaborated with private and public partners to secure funding for Harlem-based projects.

Transit Researcher

at Urban MappingTechnology / Data
(12-2010 – 3-2011)
Conducted field research on public transit stations in Philadelphia, PA, and New York, NY.

Vice President

at Drexel Smart HouseTechnology
(7-2009 – 6-2010)
Initiated interdisciplinary teams to develop new products; wrote business plans; developed partnerships; wrote grant proposals; secured over $30,000 in research funding; presented at conferences to raise funds and promote awareness; coordinated property development; developed operational procedures; and, conducted new market research to guide product development groups.

Assistant Project Manager

at Drexel UniversityHigher Education
(9-2009 – 1-2010)
Drexel University, Planning Design & Construction: Coordinated students, staff, and professional consultants to develop budgets, design documents, and construction documentation for the integrated design of Drexel’s living laboratory. Collaborated on design of Drexel University’s interim Master Plan and introduced use of ArcGIS© software. Designed solar study shelter: researched materials; conducted feasibility studies; and identified installation locations.

Research Fellow

at Drexel UniversityHigher Education
(6-2009 – 9-2009)
Drexel University, College of Arts & Sciences: Conducted primary research on the development of television technology in Philadelphia by Philo Farnsworth, competition from the UK, and the impact of television as a product on the design of residential interiors.

Community Committee Chair

at Drexel GreenAdvocacy
(9-2008 – 6-2009)
Led a committee of seven students, five faculty and two senior staff to deliver recommendations to the University’s President regarding improved engagement with the local community in order to promote sustainable development; recommendations were implemented.

Volunteer Architectural Intern

at Community Design CollaborativeAdvocacy
(1-2009 – 6-2009)
Developed fundraising documents for a museum to house the artifacts curated by the Citizens for the Restoration of Historic La Mott – LaMott, PA.

Staff Architect

at Agoos/Lovera Architects (now Studio Agoos Lovera) – Architecture
(3-2008 – 9-2008)
(Last to be hired, first to be fired at the start of the recession): Worked with project architects to develop and review design and construction documentation for the renovation of private residences and institutional and commercial buildings. Created a space use master plan for the consolidation of two departments within Temple University.

Architectural Intern

at John Milner ArchitectsArchitecture
(5-2006 – 3-2008)
Representative projects: design and construction documentation as well as materials and code research for the expansion of a 2,000 sf apartment to 3,275 sf on Park Avenue in New York, and a new 13,000 sf residence in Willistown, PA; conditions assessment and preservation plan for the c.1930’s Nemours Gardens, Wilmington, DE; design documentation for restoration of hospital tower and entry vestibule in Reading, PA.

EDUCATION

Columbia University

Urban Planning, Master of Science (2010 – 2012)
Urban Magazine, Columbia University Partnership for International Development

Drexel University

Architecture and History, Bachelor of Architecture and 3/4 completed B.S. History (2004 – 2010)
Drexel Architecture Society, Drexel Green, Phi Alpha Theta, Drexel Football Club (soccer), American Institute of Architecture Students