Press Releases

Hord Coplan Macht Expands with New Alexandria, Virginia Office

  • February 2, 2012
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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.

Union Wharf Groundbreaking

Hord Coplan Macht’s Union Wharf Project Begins Construction

  • January 10, 2012
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BALTIMORE–January 10, 2012 – – Located on the waterfront in historic Fells Point, HCM’s Union Wharf project is a $72 million, 281-unit, mixed-use development that embodies the character of its unique setting. The project features open, loft-like residences overlooking the harbor and multiple courtyards.  In addition to residential units, the first-floor will contain a mix of uses including approximately 4,500 sf of retail and 10,000 sf of amenities and common areas.

Resident amenities in the seven-story community include a resort-style lobby; 150-foot zero edge pool; clubroom with lounge, bar room, billiards room, and theatre; fitness center with yoga room; cyber café and conference room; and pocket parks providing ample outdoor green space.

The project is expected to open in Fall 2013.

DC War Memorial Dedication_Fall 2011

DC War Memorial on National Mall Unveiled

  • November 21, 2011
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BALTIMORE– November 21, 2011 – – Hord Coplan Macht is proud to announce the re-opening of the DC War Memorial. Since August 2010, the historic Memorial and grounds have been under restoration through funding by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Under a term contract with the National Park Service, HCM led the team of preservation architects, conservators, cultural landscape architects and engineers in this intensive rehabilitation effort . Completed in 1931, the Peristyle Doric Temple, located on the National Mall in West Potomac Park, was built to memorialize local heroes who served the nation in World War I. The first war memorial on the Mall, the DC War Memorial lists all 499 District residents who lost their lives in the war, regardless of their rank, race, or gender.

Hord Coplan Macht / Freelon to Design $65 Million Building for University of Maryland Eastern Shore

  • September 21, 2011
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BALTIMORE– September 21, 2011 – – Hord Coplan Macht, in joint venture with The Freelon Group, has been selected to design a new Engineering, Aviation, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences building for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES).  The $65 million, 163,350 GSF building will house several academic and administrative programs and will incorporate an architectural expression reflective of the mission, heritage, and traditions of this growing teaching, research, and doctoral institution.

UMES has experienced regular and significant growth in recent years, particularly in graduate programs, and this new project is a key component of their 10-year master plan.  Additionally, the building will further the University’s strong commitment to sustainability, and is expected to obtain LEED Certification at the Gold level.

“We’ve worked with the University of Maryland System on a number of projects in recent years and feel privileged to have this opportunity to help the University of Maryland Eastern Shore shape their campus for the future,” says HCM Education Principal Tom Spies.

“We are excited about the University’s commitment to design excellence and are proud to have been selected to design this important structure”, says Phil Freelon, President of The Freelon Group.  “Providing quality learning environments is central to our firm’s core values, and we look forward to working with the staff, students and other stakeholders to deliver an exemplary building.”

Carol Macht

Carol Macht Named a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects

  • August 10, 2011
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BALTIMORE– August 10, 2011 – – Hord Coplan Macht is pleased to announce that founding member and Senior Principal Carol Macht has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and the society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge and service.  The designation of Fellow is conferred on individuals in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained period of time.

Macht has been a dynamic force within the greater Baltimore design community for more than 30 years.  Her primary design focus is on public open spaces, campus landscapes, and residential gardens, which she ably delivers in historically traditional, modern, or contemporary styles. She is also a vocal advocate for creating livable and sustainable neighborhood spaces. A generous mentor for emerging professionals and students alike, Macht earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and received a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Michigan.

She is highly regarded as a design leader by her professional peers and clients including Loyola University Maryland, the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks, Washington College, and the Baltimore Development Corporation, among others.