Press Releases

Three Hord Coplan Macht Projects Honored for Excellence in Architecture

  • September 16, 2013
  • HCM

Hord Coplan Macht is proud to announce that three of its projects received design awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Maryland Society.

Morgan St U CBEIS Plaza entry at dusk_june13The firm’s Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS) at Morgan State University, designed in association with The FREELON Group, received the Society’s highest honor – Public Building of the Year.

The award-winning CBEIS building, which houses Morgan State’s School of Architecture and Planning as well as related engineering programs, was praised by the jury as “deftly addressing the primary issues facing public architecture – social space, environmental impact, and fiscal restraint.  Working urbanistically, extending beyond its borders with its ‘street’, the building first acts to serve its neighbors and the campus.”


Ripley Folly_HCM_plaza at duskAlso honored with Citation Awards was Ripley Street Folly, a unique kinetic installation and area of respite along the Capital Crescent Trail in Montgomery County, MD.






Barrie School-Learning Lab_Featured ImageAs well as the Barrie School Learning Studio and Research Lab, a modular classroom solution for an independent school in Silver Spring, MD.

Hord Coplan Macht Leads the State in EDAC Designers

  • August 17, 2013
  • HCM

Hord Coplan Macht is proud to announce that five team members have earned their Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC).  With five EDAC designers in the Baltimore office, Hord Coplan Macht has more certified evidence-based designers than any other firm in the State of Maryland.

The EDAC program awards credentials to individuals who demonstrate a thorough understanding of how to apply an evidence-based process to the design and development of healthcare settings, including measuring and reporting results.

Recipients of the Certification are:

Scott Davis, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP

Eileen English, AIA, CSI, EDAC, LEED AP


Usama Hassanein, EDAC, LEED AP

Hord Coplan Macht NICU Design Wins Major National Award

  • August 1, 2013
  • HCM

The Institute for Patient-Centered Design has honored Hord Coplan Macht’s design of a new NICU at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore by naming it as one of the top three winners in its 2013 design competition.

First, second, and third place titles will be awarded during the Patient-Centered Design Reception, where the full-scale model of the Patient & Family-Centered NICU patient room, inspired by the top submissions, will be unveiled on opening night of the 2013 Healthcare Design Conference.

Throughout the duration of the conference, registered workshop participants will experience this environment from the perspectives of end users, with the opportunity to move about the space assuming the role of a family member of a NICU patient in pre-determined scenarios.

To view HCM’s winning submission visit here.

Hord Coplan Macht Announces Recent Promotions

  • July 17, 2013
  • HCM

Hord Coplan Macht is proud to announce that the following team members have been promoted in recognition for their skills and leadership not only within the firm, but also throughout the community.

Promoted to Principal
John Harris, AIA, LEED AP


Promoted to Senior Associate
Scott Davis, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP

Lisa Ferretto, AIA, LEED AP

Om Khurjekar, RRA, ASLA, LEED AP

Tina Pogliani, AIA, LEED AP


Promoted to Associate

Beret Dickson, AIA, LEED AP

Kristin Etzel, AIA, LEED AP

Erica Zoren, AIA, LEED AP

“Talented and strong personnel are the backbone of excellent design,” said Hord Coplan Macht CEO Lee Coplan, AIA. “Professional development is a core focus in our firm and we believe that investing in our team members helps us to continue providing the highest level of service and care to our clients.”

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Hord Coplan Macht Project Honored for Excellence in Landscape Architecture

  • May 16, 2013
  • HCM

Hord Coplan Macht is proud to announce that its restoration of the District of Columbia War Memorial, located in the National Mall, has won the Presidential Award of Excellence in the Annual Professional Awards Program by the American Society of Landscape Architects — Maryland and Potomac Chapters.                                                                                    

Constructed in 1931 using funds donated by citizens of D.C., the District of Columbia War Memorial honors the 26,000 District residents who served in World War I.  Located on the National Mall in a wooded setting, the temple-like open air structure was designed to serve as both a memorial and a bandstand.  Original construction problems, ill-advised planting campaigns and decades of deferred maintenance caused severe deterioration of both the site and structure.

Working in collaboration with the National Park Service, Hord Coplan Macht led a team of preservation architects, conservators, cultural landscape architects and engineers in a $5 million restoration of the cultural landscape and memorial.   Now fully restored, the District of Columbia War Memorial once again stands proudly with our nation’s great monuments to liberty and freedom.