Press Releases

Hord Coplan Macht Projects Honored for Excellence in Landscape Architecture

  • May 2, 2014
  • HCM

Hord Coplan Macht is proud to announce that two of its projects have been recognized for their excellence in landscape architecture at the Annual Professional Awards Program of the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.


PA State Capitol South Park SunsetAn Honor Award was presented for the Rehabilitation of South Capitol Park in Harrisburg, PA.  South Capitol Park is a six-acre park on the campus of the historic Pennsylvania State Capitol, connecting the Capitol Building with Harrisburg’s commercial downtown.  The three-year, $10 million project carefully balanced contemporary needs with a sensitive and beautiful restoration of the historic park character and details.







The CameronWinning a Merit Award for design excellence is The Cameron, a mixed-use development in Silver Spring, MD, featuring a high rise apartment building (designed by WDG Architects), ground level retail, a variety of public open space amenities, public art and a rooftop pool terrace.  Along with adjacent developments, The Cameron has urbanized and enlivened the neighborhood with inviting public spaces, new shops and improved pedestrian connections to downtown Silver Spring.

Innovating the ICU

  • May 1, 2014
  • HCM

armstrongHord Coplan Macht is beginning a project with Johns Hopkins Medicine’s The Armstrong Institute to design and build a prototypical ICU of the future to improve patient outcomes. The following video, produced by students in MICA’s social design program, documents the first step in this exciting project.

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Cynthia Shonaiya, AIA Appointed to Maryland Board of Architects

  • March 28, 2014
  • HCM

Hord Coplan Macht Principal Cynthia Shonaiya, AIA, LEED AP has been sworn into the Maryland Board of Architects. Shonaiya, who has 23 years of professional experience with projects on five continents, is a leader in the firm’s multifamily studio, with a focus on senior housing.  The Maryland Board of Architects “qualifies and licenses individuals seeking licensure and issues permits to business entities through which architecture is practiced.”

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Education Design Executive Paul Lund, AIA Joins Hord Coplan Macht Team

  • March 21, 2014
  • HCM

Hord Coplan Macht (HCM) is proud to announce that Paul R. Lund, AIA, LEED AP BD+C has joined the firm as Principal. Lund is a leader in Hord Coplan Macht’s higher education practice which includes a vibrant portfolio of work for colleges and universities throughout the region. He brings 22 years of design experience, including notable projects for the University of Virginia, Georgetown University, American University and Johns Hopkins University, to HCM and his proven track record in college and university facility design will further enhance the growth mission of the firm.

“The depth of Paul Lund’s experience gives him a thorough understanding of, and an innovative approach to, the unique and ever-changing needs of education design,” said Hord Coplan Macht Principal, Peter Winebrenner. “Adding him to our team provides a tremendous asset to our practice and will allow us to facilitate our plans for strategic, managed growth on a regional, national and international level.”

Lund’s experience lends itself to such growth. He has an extensive history of developing business in new markets and cultivating key strategic relationships.

Prior to joining Hord Coplan Macht, Lund was a Principal at Bowie Gridley Architects in Washington, DC.  He holds a Bachelor’s of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati and is an active member of the DC-area design community, recently presenting at the Virginia Educational Facilities Planners Annual Conference and serving as past co-chair for the Washington, DC AIA Chapter’s Urban Design Committee and on the formation committee for the Design Arlington Awards Program.

Hord Coplan Macht Earns Four Sustainable Design Awards

  • February 24, 2014
  • HCM

IMG_03722Hord Coplan Macht is pleased to announce that three of its projects have been honored by the U.S. Green Building Council Maryland Chapter (USGBC MD) with Wintergreen Awards for Excellence in Green Building. The awards program recognizes exceptional green buildings that demonstrate innovation in sustainable design, environmental impact, and social benefit. In addition to the project awards, Hord Coplan Macht’s design of a student dormitory for the Foxcroft School in Middleburg, VA also earned the People’s Choice Award. Hord Coplan Macht’s award-winning projects are:

Foxcroft School Stuart Hall; Middleburg, VA (also received People’s Choice Award) – This new, 50-bed dormitory for a small, all girls college-preparatory boarding and day high school recently received LEED Gold Certification. The most innovative and meaningful sustainable strategy was engaging the students during the design and construction process through classes, workshops, and the development of a new green school logo and dashboard.  Other sustainable elements include a geothermal energy system contributing to a 34% modeled reduction; a 44% modeled water reduction; a 93% diversion of construction waste; 70% of the site preserved as open space; green housekeeping and tenant education.

The Greens at Irvington Mews Apartments; Baltimore, MD – This new 100-unit apartment building, which caters to seniors, is pursuing USGBC LEED for Homes Silver and Enterprise Green Communities certifications.  The project includes numerous sustainable features such as low-E, double pane windows, water conserving plumbing fixtures, LED and Energy Star certified light fixtures, upgraded insulation, and high efficiency heating and air conditioning systems.  The project is projected to save 30% in energy costs versus a similar baseline building.

Union Wharf Apartments; Baltimore, MD — Located on the waterfront in historic Fells Point, Union Wharf is a 281-unit, mixed-use development that is pursuing LEED Silver Certification. Sustainable features of this high density, transit-oriented project include brownfield redevelopment, optimization of open space; “urban heat island” reduction;  a 44% modeled water reduction; green housekeeping and tenant education.