This collection contains photographs taken by Albert Hoffmeyer. Subjects primarily include the local architecture of the Twin Cities, as well as some candid shots of friends and family.
Albert Lawrence Hoffmeyer, son of engineer Theodore Hoffmeyer, was a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Architecture. He became a registered architect and member of the Minnesota Society of Architects (American Institute of Architects- Minneapolis Chapter) both in the year of 1967. In letters recommending him to the Chapter, Hoffmeyer was described as well educated, well-travelled, trustworthy and experienced both in practice and with professionals. An interesting personality of good fellowship and general sociability, Hoffmeyer’s connections included Burton Shacter of Ellerbe Architects; J.H. Glotter of Liebenberg, Kaplan, Glotter and Associates; Wilbur H. Tusler; Francis Kerr; and Val Michaelson.
Aside from his many contributions and active membership in the Chapter, Hoffmeyer served as President of the Minnesota Artists Association from 1977 to 1979. He later owned and operated the firm Architects 1500 in Minneapolis. Hoffmeyer died in St. Paul in the early 1990s.
The collection was acquired by the Archives from Charlotte Prentice, 1999.
Letters of recommendation regarding Hoffmeyer's application to the Minnesota Society of Architects (American Institute of Architects- Minneapolis Chapter):
Albert Hoffmeyer memorial slide collection, N260, Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis. http://archives.lib.umn.edu/repositories/8/resources/2152 Accessed September 20, 2017.