Press Releases

Hord Coplan Macht Ranked Baltimore’s Largest Architecture Firm

  • June 16, 2014
  • HCM

Hord Coplan Macht was recently ranked by the Baltimore Business Journal as the Baltimore market’s largest architecture firm. As the largest firm in the region, Hord Coplan Macht offers not only excellent design services but also deep personnel resources and  strong financial stability.

In the same survey, Hord Coplan Macht was also ranked as one of the Top 20 Interior Design firms in the region.

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.