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Hord Coplan Macht Receives Award for Denver Public Schools’ Emily Griffith Campus

  • December 21, 2015
  • HCM

Denver, CO (December 16, 2015) – Hord Coplan Macht (formerly SLATERPAULL Architects) announces that the firm has received the Mountains and Plains Award for Planning from the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments for the Emily Griffith Campus in Denver.

The award was given to the firm for its master planning and programming work to convert the former office building at 1860 Lincoln Street into a downtown campus for Denver Public Schools (DPS). Hord Coplan Macht teamed with PCL Construction on the project in a design-build partnership.

The $34 million vertical campus was designed as an adaptive re-use of a 1963 office building. Today it serves as the Downtown Denver Expeditionary School, a K-5 school, Emily Griffith High School, Emily Griffith technical college and office space for 1,200 DPS employees.

“We appreciate the recognition of our work on the Emily Griffith Campus and want to thank our partners and Denver Public Schools for allowing us to be involved in such an exciting project and important addition to the educational landscape in Denver,” says Adele Willson, principal, Hord Coplan Macht.

About Hord Coplan Macht

Hord Coplan Macht is a full service architecture firm with offices in Denver, Baltimore, and Alexandria, VA. SLATERPAULL Architects merged with Hord Coplan Macht in 2014. Their combined services include: architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, planning and historic preservation. The firm specializes in education environments, healthcare, multifamily, parks, office, institutional facilities and mixed use projects. For more information, visit