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About Hoffman & Facundo Architects

Our History

Hoffman & Facundo Architects evolved from a boutique practice in Miami that Ted Hoffman opened in 1974. The venture quickly grew from a few friends working out of Ted’s home into a seven-member firm that focused almost exclusively on the public sector. From the beginning of his career, Ted found his calling in the nonprofit arena and in 1995 moved his home and practice to rural LaBelle, Florida to be closer to his primary client, the Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA), and its widely respected, longtime leader, Wendell N. Rollason.

At the same time, Ted began mentoring Michael Facundo, a former farmworker who worked at RCMA and was beginning his architecture studies at a local university. Upon graduation, Mike was named RCMA’s full-time facilities director, overseeing childcare and charter school sites throughout Florida. He and Ted collaborated on many projects throughout Mike’s tenure at RCMA. In 2019, Mike left the nonprofit and, with Ted, formed H&F Architects. Although the firm was incorporated relatively recently, the partnership is actually just an extension of a working relationship that evolved over 30 years. Now serving as Managing Partner of the firm, Mike is the future of H&F Architects.

In addition to RCMA, H&F has been building childcare centers for the East Coast Migrant Head Start Project, which operates in seven states. More recently, the firm has designed affordable housing, including distinctive apartment complexes and a cluster of bright and airy single-family homes, for Rural Neighborhoods, Inc., a Florida City-based nonprofit with properties throughout Florida. Mike’s leadership and participation in all aspects of life in Immokalee, including service on the Collier County Community Redevelopment Agency, has resulted in numerous commissions with two churches and a hotel also under design for Immokalee.

H&F is licensed in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Alabama; is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA); and has been certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). The firm has been recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for its creative designs. For example, its work was published in Architectural Record and Progressive Architecture and won several local and state design awards over the years. In 2008, the firm was selected to present its designs for rural childcare centers at the annual World Architectural Festival in Barcelona, Spain. But what means the most to Ted and Mike is the long-term relationship they have with clients (some over 40 years) who recognize their work as speaking to the core values and needs of the people and their surroundings.

Meet The Team

For nearly 50 years, Ted Hoffman and Michael Facundo have been creating interesting, unusual, and meaningful buildings for a diverse client base that includes housing developers, childcare providers, charter schools, and themselves.

“We get interesting, unique buildings built because we educate and convince our clients that architecture matters, that people act and behave differently in different environments. We build not only to meet their programmatic requirements but also their spiritual and aesthetic desires. We give meaning to where people live, work, and play.”

Ted HoffmanArchitect

Ted Hoffman


Michael Facundo



Innovate each project with no exceptions.

Creativity, imagination, and contagious enthusiasm to infuse structures with harmony.


Always overdeliver to our clients.

Listening. Immersing into the site. Drawing over and over until client’s goals, the building’s purpose, and the setting itself unite.


Build things that inspire people.

Creating interesting, unusual, and meaningful buildings for a diverse client base.


Modern Architecture

The firm specializes in multi family affordable housing - almost all funded with subsidies such as HUD, USDA, Florida tax credit programs, and local CDBG funding - and Child Care Centers for low income and carmaker children up and down the SE of the United States.

In all, the firm has designed over 25 child care centers throughout the Southeast, including two charter schools (Immokalee and Wimauma) and the headquarters in Immokalee, which has since been adorned with a 200-foot-long mural by the well-known ceramic muralist Judith Inglese. This was an important part of the original, curved design.