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Hord Coplan Macht and Haselden Tapped for $80M Biology Building at Colorado State University

  • September 16, 2015
  • HCM

The design-build team of Hord Coplan Macht and Haselden Construction announce that they were selected to complete design and construction for a new $81.9 million biology building on the Colorado State University (CSU) campus in Fort Collins, CO.

The 152,000 square foot classroom and research facility will anchor the eastern edge of CSU’s new science commons at South Pitkin and East Street. The building will include state-of-the-art research laboratories, which will further advance CSU’s nationally ranked biology department and the College of Natural Sciences.

The new building is being designed as a campus destination with large, two-story idea spaces for students and faculty to collaborate outside the research and teaching laboratories. The biology building, and its “science on display” design, will address the ongoing increase in enrollment at CSU along with the rising interest in life sciences across the country.

“We look forward to working with CSU, the College of Natural Sciences and our construction partners on this sensational building and applaud CSU for being one of the first higher education institutions to use the design/build lump sum delivery method,” says Jennifer Cordes, principal, Hord Coplan Macht. “With the College’s dedication to providing inspirational science spaces for students and researchers, coupled with the University’s efficient delivery method, this project is one to watch.”

Hord Coplan Macht is currently working on the CSU campus with RATIO Architects on a $56 million, 60,000 square foot chemistry building. The combined biology and chemistry buildings total $136 million in new construction on campus and will further define and form the shared, outdoor space known as the new science commons.

“We’re thrilled to again be partnering with CSU and Hord Coplan Macht, building on the collaboration and past success of the Scott Bioengineering Building,” states Haselden vice president of business development, JJ Rams. “The biology building is a natural fit for our bio-science team and we look forward to enhancing CSU’s tradition of academic excellence.”


Hord Coplan Macht Wins Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award

  • August 1, 2015
  • HCM

The Maryland Green Registry has presented the 2015 Leadership Award to Hord Coplan Macht for outstanding contributions to environmentally responsible and sustainable business practices.

The Maryland Green Registry recognizes organizations that have shown a strong commitment to the implementation of sustainable practices, the demonstration of measurable results and the continual improvement of environmental performance with the leadership awards.

Specifically, Hord Coplan Macht was recognized for its leadership in sustainable design. As one of the nation’s leading architecture firms, Hord Coplan Macht has extensive experience working on LEED and sustainable projects that include new construction, renovations and major additions. The firm has 77 LEED projects (37 certified equaling over 3 million square feet) and reports energy data on all of its projects as part of the AIA 2030 Commitment. More than 66% of Hord Coplan Macht’s technical personnel are LEED Accredited Professionals and the firm donates an average of 2,000 volunteer hours every year to our local community. In addition, the firm has an active Sustainability Committee working on integrating sustainability into their office, design process, projects, and community.  The committee meets monthly and organizes initiatives and presentations providing resources, research, and education.

About the Maryland Green Registry

The Registry is a voluntary program that promotes and recognizes environmentally sustainable practices in organizations of all types and sizes statewide. Visit the Maryland Green Registry website for tips and resources designed to help organizations set and meet their own goals on the path to sustainability.