As a consultant with Walter P Moore, a civil and structural engineering firm, Hoffman helped design the Gorillas of the African Forest exhibit at the Houston Zoo. Now Director of Design and Engineering with the Houston Zoo, Hoffman is charged with making sure new projects are completed on time and on budget.
The desire to do something to save the planet spurred Taylor to attend Rice. Following graduation he stayed in Texas, working almost exclusively in environmental infrastructure. "Rice made that possible,” he said of his career. “Rice opened my eyes to an entire landscape of what environmental initiatives are all about. Rice taught me how to think.”