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Ci hires Thomas K. Hofmann, AIA, as Associate Principal to further expand the award-winning architectural firm’s Mission Critical Practice. Based in the recently opened Dallas office, Hofmann will lead project teams to design hyperscale, colocation and enterprise data center facilities for the firm’s high-profile clients.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Thomas to bolster our rapidly expanding Mission Critical Practice,” said Christopher M. Ladd, Ci’s Vice President and COO. “In today's data-driven world, having a visionary expert like Thomas on board is crucial. His industry-leading expertise will elevate our team and drive our firm forward with unparalleled momentum.”

Hofmann brings over 30 years of architectural experience to fast-paced, technically complex projects. His ability to manage project teams and bridge the gap between owners, end users and contractors provides an extensive knowledge base for leading projects with ever-changing deadlines.

“With his proven track record in delivering high-stakes projects, Thomas will be an excellent addition to Ci as Associate Principal,” said John H. Larsen, Ci’s President and CEO. “His commitment to excellence and innovation in this evolving sector will be instrumental in creating new opportunities and expanding our capabilities to meet our Mission Critical clients’ complex needs.”

Ci’s Mission Critical Practice has designed over 5 gigawatts of data centers across the United States. As Associate Principal, Hofmann will contribute to the firm’s significant growth and create high-performing designs that maintain uninterrupted operation, safeguard vital data and support the online world.


About Ci

Ci Design, Inc. (Ci) is an award-winning design firm with practices in Science & Technology, Commercial & Mixed-Use, Residential, Mission Critical, Workplace, and Industrial Manufacturing. Within these practices, our team provides exceptional services in Architecture, Planning, Landscape Design, Experiential Graphics & Branding, Lab & Manufacturing Planning, Interior Design, Procurement, Strategy, and Change Management.

Ci’s offices in Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Dallas, Texas; DC Metro; Greenville, South Carolina; and Raleigh, North Carolina, work collaboratively providing exceptional services and shaping industry-leading developments for our regional, national and international clients. Visit to learn more.


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