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Hord Coplan Macht Continues Growth with Five New Team Members

  • June 15, 2011
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BALTIMORE– June 15, 2011 – – Hord Coplan Macht (HCM), a full-service architecture and landscape architecture firm, announced today the addition of five designers to the HCM team.

Sarah Chapin – Sarah joins the firm’s education studio as a project architect.  She previously spent four years with B+H Bunting Coady Architects in Vancouver, Canada and holds a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Oregon.

Jenna Lingsch, LEED AP – With six years of experience, Jenna is joining the firm’s healthcare studio.  A graduate of Mississippi State University, Jenna was most recently employed by Rohrer Studio in Baltimore.

James Norwood , LEED AP –  A new member of HCM’s healthcare studio, James joins HCM after earning  his Master’s  of Architecture from the University of Maryland College Park.

Seth Rothman – Seth recently earned his Bachelor’s of Architecture from the Pennsylvania State University and will be a member of HCM’s healthcare studio.

Hong Zhu – Hong joins the firm’s housing studio after completing her Master’s of Architecture from the University of Maryland College Park.

Hord Coplan Macht-Designed Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture Achieves LEED Certification

  • May 4, 2011
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BALTIMORE– May 4, 2011Hord Coplan Macht (HCM), an architecture and landscape architecture firm, announced today that the Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture has achieved LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.  LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

The new Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture is home to a variety of County, State and Federal agencies that are involved with agriculture, including the County Soil Conservation District and the University of Maryland. The Center also serves as a resource for providing educational activities, supporting economic development to the agriculture sector, and promoting practices that enhance our natural resources.

The center has achieved LEED certification for reducing energy and water use, implementing storm water management strategies, providing regional, non-contaminating materials, amongst a variety of other sustainable features. By using less energy and water, LEED certified building save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.

Hord Coplan Macht Signs AIA 2030 Challenge and Commitment

  • April 25, 2011
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BALTIMORE– April 25, 2011Hord Coplan Macht (HCM), an architecture and landscape architecture firm, announced today that the firm has signed the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2030 Commitment as well as the 2030 Challenge.

Recognizing the fact that buildings are the largest single contributor to the production of greenhouse gases, AIA has challenged design practitioners to exercise leadership in their role in creating the built environment.  The goal of the 2030 Commitment is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in both projects and in business operations, with an objective of carbon neutrality by the year 2030.

HCM’s dedication to environmentally-responsible design is a long-standing tradition within the firm, dating back to its founding in 1977.  In 2010, HCM was named the Transformative Firm of the Year by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Maryland Chapter.  In addition, HCM has numerous projects certified by USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program including the Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture (LEED Gold) in Hunt Valley, MD and the headquarters building for Century Engineering (LEED Gold) in Timonium, MD.

Hord Coplan Macht Awarded Modernization of Montgomery County Middle School

  • April 10, 2011
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BALTIMORE– April 10, 2011Hord Coplan Macht (HCM), a full-service architecture and landscape architecture firm, announced today that the firm has been awarded a contract for the replacement of Farquhar Middle School for Montgomery County Public Schools.

The new facility will be built on the site adjacent to the existing Farquhar Middle School, allowing the existing school to remain in operation during construction. Serving grades 6-8, the new 2-story facility will be designed to achieve LEED-NC Silver, with geothermal heating and cooling, a green roof, daylight harvesting, rainwater collection, and porous paving.

With the rural character of the community in mind, the school will share its uses within the cafeteria, media center and gymnasium. The 17.2 acre site will display new athletic fields, a 120-space parking lot, parent drop-off loop, bus loop, tennis courts and basketball courts.

Hord Coplan Macht Expands Education Studio with Strategic Hire of Chester Bartels

  • March 23, 2011
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BALTIMORE – March 23, 2011Hord Coplan Macht (HCM), a full-service architecture and landscape architecture firm, announced today the addition of award-winning designer Chester Bartels as Senior Designer.  An 18-year industry veteran, Bartels most recently served as Principal Designer and Studio Director for SHW Group in Reston, Virginia. His new role is part of HCM’s strategic plan to continue growing and expanding its expertise in education design.

Bartels will guide the design of a variety of K-12 and higher education projects, while also serving as a firm-wide resource to further HCM’s mission of design excellence throughout the course of a project.