UF College of Design, Construction & Planning

Adeline (Nina) Hofer

Associate Professor
School of Architecture
Phone Number: (352) 392-7154

M.Arch., University of Florida, 1990
B. Arch., The Cooper Union, Irwin S Chanin School of Architecture, 1989
B.A., Harvard University, 1982
The Brearley School, New York City, 1977


Design Studios: Undergraduate and Graduate
Architectural Theory 1
Teaching Methods
Seminars on Issues of Materiality in Sculpture and Architecture, Color and Space, Narrative Space, and Drawing towards Architecture

Biographical Information:

Research Interests
My interests focus on Phenomenological Spatial Practices and Design Process. These two underlying and linked interests manifest themselves in a variety of researches including:

Color and Light
Research focuses on both the history and the production of work which uses color as a way to create and inflect space. Teaching applications include 5 years of Color/Light studios, some with Professor Bernard Voichysonk. Focus on the impact of color on Space, using 1 to 1 and full scale exploration and implementation.

Children’s Space
Study and publication on innovative philosophies and practices in designing space for children. Focus on the Reggio Schools in Italy along with their affiliation with Domus, Italia and its research on Performative aspects of Relational space.

Intersections between Art and Architecture
Degree in Art History and Architectural Theory. Sustained study and publication on contemporary art, especially Minimalism and Land Art.

Architectural Education and Design Methodologies
Philosophies and methodologies of Architectural Education. Study and publication on Design Methodologies, especially late 20th century experiments on process generated form, poetic programming and Narrative as a source for design.

American Sign Language and the potential signification in Spatial Languages
Conversant in American Sign Language and familiar with the pertinent literature. Interest in Radical Formalism and the relationship between space and meaning.