Who we are

Miguel Iraola



Landscape Architecture, Multi-family, Planning studio.

With more than 20 years experience in town planning and urban design, Miguel Iraola directs HCM’s Planning studio. Miguel specializes in town planning and urban design, and has worked extensively in both the public and private sectors. He is an expert in the entitlement process in the Baltimore-Washington area.

Prior to joining HCM, Miguel worked for the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission where he was responsible for all urban design assignments within the Silver Spring/Takoma Park planning area.

Who is your Hero:

Theodore Roosevelt. There is a reason his face is carved on Mount Rushmore.

“The complexity of the design problem requires patience and a commitment to a long term vision which in turn, guides all design decisions. Planning is not for those who seek instant gratification. I’m intrigued by the notion of creating meaningful places that leave a lasting legacy.”