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Hord Coplan Macht Adds New Denver Multi-Family Housing Studio

  • May 10, 2016
  • HCM

Hord Coplan Macht announces that the firm has added a new multi-family housing studio in its Denver office, expanding the firm’s expertise in this area. The studio will be led by veteran architect Matthew Chiodini, LEED AP.

Chiodini brings over 16 years of experience in mixed-use, multi-family, and senior housing. His experience in the Denver area in particular will help establish Hord Coplan Macht as a national leader in multi-family housing.

“Expanding our multi-family housing studio will allow us to offer the high-quality work we already deliver to clients in Maryland and Virginia to new clients in the greater Denver area,” says Monica Robertson, principal, Hord Coplan Macht. “Matt’s extensive experience in the field will help pave the way for the next evolution of Hord Coplan Macht, further establishing us as a national firm.”

Fenwick station photo by Max Zhang

Three Hord Coplan Macht Projects Honored for Excellence in Landscape Architecture

  • April 19, 2016
  • HCM
The firm was awarded two Merit awards and one Presidential award, the organization’s highest honor, by the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Hord Coplan Macht is pleased to announce today that it received three awards from the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  Presented at the organization’s annual gala, the awards program recognizes projects that demonstrate a superior quality of design and execution.

Earning the Presidential award, the organization’s highest honor, was Fenwick Station, a multifamily residential project in downtown Silver Spring, MD. Hord Coplan Macht created a plaza, courtyard and streetscape that were inspired by the site’s historic connections with the railroad and utilized a trellis to define its edge.

McHenry Row II in Baltimore’s Locust Point neighborhood is an adaptive reuse project which transformed an early 20th century manufacturing plant into a 21st century office complex.  The landscape architecture is contemporary with a feel of industrial grit and was called “very strong and successful” by the awards jury who granted it a merit award.

Also earning a merit award was East Norbeck Local Park in Norbeck, MD.  This 25-acre park incudes play and recreational facilities for a variety of ages and activities, and also features a park pavilion and exercise trails that encourage interaction with people and nature.

About the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Founded in 1972, the Maryland Chapter of the ASLA is the professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 370 members within Maryland in 2009. Landscape architecture is a comprehensive discipline of land analysis, planning, design, management, preservation, and rehabilitation. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.


McHenry Row photo by Kevin Weber

Fenwick station photo by Max ZhangENorbeckPark photo by JenniferHughes

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Carol Macht Receives Award for Distinction 2016

  • April 6, 2016
  • jlange

Hord Coplan Macht is pleased to announce  Carol Macht, FASLA received the Award for Distinction 2016 from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, her Alma mater. The Awards for Distinction recognize Sam Fox School alumni and other individuals for professional achievement in the fields of art, architecture, and design and/or for service to their profession, the community, or the Sam Fox School and Washington University.

To learn more about the award and the list of current and past winners please visit

The award was presented to Carol last Thursday March 31 2016 at the annual awards program in St. Louis.

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Luis Posada Joins Hord Coplan Macht as Healthcare Principal

  • January 26, 2016
  • HCM

Hord Coplan Macht announced today that the firm has named Luis (Lou) Posada as Healthcare Principal.

Tasked with expanding the reach of the firm’s healthcare practice nationally and supporting the entire healthcare studio, Posada has an extensive background in healthcare with experience in medical facility planning, ranging from community hospitals to tertiary care facilities and academic medical centers for private sector and government healthcare clients.

Having worked on projects spanning small renovations to new, large endeavors, including the 465,000 sf Stony Brook University Medical Center – Medical and Transitional Research/Clinical Bed Tower, Posada is positioned to grow Hord Coplan Macht’s healthcare practice to new heights.

“We’re excited about Lou joining our healthcare studio and are confident that his drive and experience will translate directly to the success of our projects and ultimately, to that of our clients,” said Lee Coplan, CEO of Hord Coplan Macht.

“It is a great opportunity to join a talented and dynamic firm like Hord Coplan Macht and to help expand an already robust healthcare practice,” said Posada.

Prior to joining Hord Coplan Macht, Posada was Principal and the Director of Healthcare Planning with AECOM in Washington, DC.


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