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NCModernist Zach Hoffman


Hoffman was born in SC and moved to Wesley Chapel NC. He graduated in 2007 from Weddington HS and from Appalachian State with a building science degree in 2011. From 2012 to 2015 he was a project designer and intern for Cannon Architects. He earned an MA in architecture from NCSU in 2014. He is an adjunct professor at NCSU's College of Design. He joined Raleigh's in situ studio in 2015 and became a principal in the firm.

2019 - The Lesley and Tom Allin House, aka Cranefly, 4907 Shakori Trail, Durham NC. Designed with Matt Griffith and Erin Sterling Lewis; built by Durham Potter; engineering by Chuck Lysaght; landscape design, Gregg Bleam. Photos by Estudio Palma. Featured in the Wall Street Journal, January 2023.


2020 - The Alex Collins and Logan Buck House, aka House BC, 716 Penn Road, Raleigh NC. Designed with Matt Griffith; built by Kemp Harris. Won a 2022 AIA Triangle Award. Top four photos by Keith Isaacs; last by Estudio Palma.

2021 - aka Brothers, 10595 Hickory Ridge Road, Harrisburg NC. 52 acres. Includes a barn and three connected primary structures: a main house; an office, gym, garage structure; and a guest house. Designed with Matt Griffith. Landscape design, Surface678; engineering, Chuck Lysaght & Associates; built by Stanwick Dunham Builders. In development as of 2023.



2022 - The Chris and Cindy Royal House, 161 Tradescant Drive, Chapel Hill NC. Designed with Matt Griffith; built by Aiello Builders.

2022 - The Banarjee House, aka House on a Trestle on a Mountain, aka House on a Hill, 15 French Broad Parkway, Marshall NC. Model by Megan Smithey. Designed with Matt Griffith; in development as of 2023.

2023 - The Oren and Julie Petranker House, aka House AD, 9 Gallant Fox Crossing, Chapel Hill NC. Designed with Matt Griffith. On hold as of 2023.


2023 - The Jonathan Bowling and Claire Morgan House, aka Mobo, 1113 Allison Road, Greenville NC. Designed with Jasmine Kaur and Matt Griffith. Unbuilt.


2024 - The Scott LaVarge House, aka SLV, 17 East Drive, Chapel Hill NC. Designed with Jasmine Kaur and Matt Griffith.

Sources include: in situ studio; Matt Griffith.