Press Releases

HCM’s Brightview South River Earns LEED Gold

  • March 9, 2012
  • HCM

We are pleased to announce that our new, $8.3 million senior living facility in Anne Arundel County has achieved LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.  The 90-unit complex, developed by the Shelter Development Group, includes sustainable design elements such as a green roof, electric car charging stations, native landscaping, purchase of green energy, and use of recycled content building materials.  The community comprises 64 assisted living units and a 26-unit Alzheimer’s wing with secure outdoor spaces and dining.

Hord Coplan Macht Adds Principal to Leadership Team

  • March 1, 2012
  • HCM

Hord Coplan Macht is pleased to announce that a new Principal has been added to their expanding Northern Virginia regional Office.  Joe Schneider, AIA, brings 20 years of mixed-use design experience to HCM’s multi-family studio, where he will focus on mid- and high-rise urban developments. 

Joe Schneider

Schneider holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his portfolio includes a broad range of projects in the Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC markets.  Working from HCM’s new Alexandria, VA office, he will spearhead the multi-family studio’s continued growth in the DC area.  Schneider was most recently employed by Niles Bolton Associates. 

Jim Determan

Jim Determan Named AIA Fellow

  • February 23, 2012
  • HCM

HCM is pleased to announce that Jim Determan has been elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).  The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society, and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.  Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.

Jim has passionately served the profession as an award-winning designer and advocate for education facilities for more than 25 years.  His dedication to design that enhances education for students and faculty alike has improved learning environments throughout the country.

HCM Wins Two Wintergreen Awards from USGBC

  • February 16, 2012
  • HCM

Hord Coplan Macht was honored by USGBC Maryland’s Chapter at their annual Wintergreen Award event held January 26, 2012. The Barrie School Lower School Design was recognized in the Unbuilt category for school design. The new Lower School builds off HCM’s earlier campus master planning exercise and creates three new structures to house the approximately 55,000 sf program.

Fisher Hall at St. Paul’s School earned a LEED Gold certification, and its sustainable features include: ground source heat pumps, a green roof, a reflective roof, photovoltaic panels, occupancy sensors, and daylight sensors.

Hord Coplan Macht Expands with New Alexandria, Virginia Office

  • February 2, 2012
  • HCM

BALTIMORE– February 2, 2012 – – To better serve its growing practice in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, Hord Coplan Macht (HCM) has opened a branch office in Alexandria, Virginia. An architecture, landscape architecture, planning and interior design firm with more than 30 years of experience, HCM specializes in healthcare, multi-family housing, mixed-use, education, parks and recreation, office and institutional facilities. The office will be home to principals in all of HCM’s studios.

“This new office is part of our long-term plan for continued growth. It provides the potential to expand geographically and to increase our market share with our core target clients,” says Lee Coplan, Senior Principal.
The office is located at 225 Reinekers Lane in Alexandria.