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Rick Abbott

Healthcare Design and Operations Executive Richard S. Abbott, AIA NCARB Joins Hord Coplan Macht Healthcare Team

  • June 8, 2012
  • HCM

Hord Coplan Macht, a leading multi-disciplinary architecture and design firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Abbott, AIA, NCARB, as a principal in its healthcare studio. Mr. Abbott brings more than three decades of national and international high-level healthcare planning, design and operations experience to the firm and will play a key role in expanding its presence regionally and nationally.

Mr. Abbott has been instrumental in developing new facilities for many major healthcare institutions.  His project portfolio includes work for:

  • Yale Medical Group / Yale School of Medicine
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell and Columbia campuses
  • King Hussein Medical City in Jordan
  • Franklin Square Hospital Center
  • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • St. Joseph Medical Center


 “The depth of Richard Abbott’s experience gives him a thorough understanding of, and an innovative approach to, the unique and ever-changing needs of the healthcare industry,” said Hord Coplan Macht CEO Lee Coplan. “Adding him to our team provides a tremendous asset to our healthcare practice and will allow us to facilitate our plans for strategic, managed growth on a regional, national and international level.”

Mr. Abbott’s national and international experience lends itself to such growth. He has an extensive history of developing business in new markets and cultivating key strategic relationships internationally.

 Prior to joining Hord Coplan Macht, Mr. Abbott was a vice president and healthcare principal with HDR Architecture in Alexandria, Va. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University, and received a Master of Architecture degree from Pennsylvania State University.  A registered architect in Maryland, Massachusetts and North Carolina, he has received a Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects for his work on the King Hussein Medical Center and an Award of Merit from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America for his work on St. Mary’s Health System in Knoxville, Texas.