Press Releases

Mecayla Cobb, Senior Associate, Hord Coplan Macht

Mecayla Cobb Joins the Firm

  • June 1, 2015
  • HCM

Hord Coplan Macht announces that the firm has added Mecayla Cobb, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, as the Denver office Director of Higher Education: Programming and Planning.

Cobb will assist with expanding the firm’s higher education practice and support the ongoing higher education projects across the firm focusing on campus master planning, implementation planning, as well as academic programming and benchmarking. She joins Hord Coplan Macht from CannonDesign, where she served as an Associate Vice President and Higher Education Team Leader.

“Mecayla brings a very successful track record in client service and project leadership in the higher education sector,” says Jennifer Cordes, Principal, Hord Coplan Macht. “Her expertise in this growing market will allow us to serve our clients’ needs and expand our capabilities.”

Cobb holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture (GSAPP) in New York and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas.


Denver Office Adds Landscape Architecture Studio

  • April 21, 2015
  • HCM

Hord Coplan Macht announces that the firm has added a landscape architecture studio to complement its existing architecture and interior design services. The new studio will be led by veteran landscape architect, Robyn Bartling, PLA, ASLA.

Bartling brings over 16 years of industry experience as a landscape architect, designer and project manager. She will manage landscape architecture services for the firm’s existing projects and assist with expanding the practice.

“Our new landscape architecture studio will allow us to deliver a full service approach to our clients’ projects,” says Adele Willson, principal, Hord Coplan Macht. “Robyn brings a very strong background and expertise in landscape architecture to the firm, which will allow us to create a robust practice to serve our clients’ needs to the fullest.”

Baltimore Green Week

  • March 21, 2015
  • HCM

As part of its annual Baltimore Green Week, Baltimore Green Works is proud to partner with Green Street Academy (GSA) and the architect, Hord Coplan Macht, for a presentation about the transformation of an existing building into a sustainable, state-of-the-art school for Green Street Academy. Please join us for a presentation to learn more about this exciting project. GSA 6th graders will also present on their recent solar energy lesson and competition. This event is free to the public; register at

Green Street Academy (GSA) was founded to inspire students to imagine their careers through the prism of sustainability and to prepare them with marketable skills for their future work life and extended education. By September 2015, GSA will have a new signature presence in Southwest Baltimore, at the former Gwynns Falls Park Junior High School. North Hilton Street will be transformed to a community anchor; it will be a state- of-the-art, sustainable building and site shaping a generation of citizens prepared to create a greener and more sustainable world.

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Ryan Maters, CPSM Joins Hord Coplan Macht as Marketing Manager

  • January 21, 2015
  • HCM

Hord Coplan Macht (HCM) is proud to announce that Ryan Maters, CPSM has joined the firm as Marketing Manager for Higher Education. In his new role, Maters will lead the management, strategy and operations of the business development efforts of the firm in the higher education industry. HCM is poised for further growth within their Higher Education Studio and Maters’ efforts will be aimed at developing new clients, expanding work with existing clients and supporting the firm’s overall continued growth and success.

Prior to joining Hord Coplan Macht, Maters was associate/director of business development for Mahan Rykiel Associates

Wye River Upper School

Hord Coplan Macht Honored with Design Award from AIA Chesapeake

  • December 1, 2014
  • HCM

HCM and Torchio Architects received an Honor Award from AIA Chesapeake for the Wye River Upper School  historic armory renovation.

Wye River Upper School specializes in educating high school students who have a variety of unique learning styles, including ADD, ADHD, and Dyslexia.  Their philosophy is shaped by their guiding belief in the power of each student’s unique talents, skills, interests and goals.  Hord Coplan Macht, assisted by the local firm of Torchio Architects assisted the school to move from leased spaces in a local Community College to find and build-out a permanent new home in a historic National Guard Armory building in Centreville, MD.

The newly renovated 21,000 sf, three story brick structure has a small addition to provide good vertical access, but it retained its historic character that shines in nearly every room.  The school also takes advantage of its location in the town in ways like using the adjacent public library, rather than build their own.  The wide variety of spaces serve the diverse needs of the students and staff and the building brings life back to the community through re-use of a vacant structure and an opportunity for after-hours events and meeting space