In the News

Retirement community plans for future with expansion

ACROSS STREET-2The Hord Coplan Macht design of the planned expansion at Charlestown Retirement Community is the subject of a recent Baltimore Sun story.

“If the development plan receives zoning approval … four buildings that serve as residences on the campus of the Charlestown Retirement Community will be razed and replaced with two updated buildings along with a parking lot expansion.

Read more here.

Here’s What the New MAIF Headquarters in Locust Point Will Look Like

The Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund (MAIF) is moving its headquarters from Annapolis to the Phillips Foods Inc. complex in Locust Point.  MAIF and Baltimore City recently unveiled plans for the Hord Coplan Macht-designed 60,000-square-foot headquarters space.

Learn more:

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Father Martin’s Ashley Breaks Ground on New Treatment Facility

Hord Coplan Macht’s new $20 million. 44,000 sf treatment facility for Father Martin’s Ashley, which operates a nonprofit drug and alcohol addiction treatment center in Harford County, recently began construction.  The building will be called Skip’s Hall for Integrated Addiction Treatment.

Read more here.

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Raising the Bar for Patient Safety

Hord Coplan Macht is beginning a project with the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality (part of Johns Hopkins Medicine) to design and build a prototypical ICU of the future to improve patient outcomes.  This video, produced by Maryland Institute College of Art students, documents the first step in this exciting project.



Senior Housing Could Start to Move to Cities

Urban living doesn’t appeal just to the young and hip. Developers of senior housing are starting to test the allure of walkable communities with access to city amenities.

Some are including densely populated areas as they scout for new sites, a different approach in a field long dominated by an all-inclusive, cruise ship model, where multi-acre suburban communities make everything available behind their gates.

Read more and hear from Hord Coplan Macht Principals Glen Tipton and Cindy Shonaiya in the full story in the Baltimore Sun.

New Assisted Living Residence for Shelter Development

Senior Living Developers Find Big Savings in Cities

New Assisted Living Residence for Shelter DevelopmentHord Coplan Macht Principals Cynthia Shonaiya  and Glen Tipton are featured in this article. in Senior Housing News, about the rising trend of senior living development in urban areas.

“Urban settings offer mass appeal for a number of reasons, but senior housing developers say the biggest reason to go to the city is cost savings.”

Read the full article here.


Best Practices for Managing Tight Time Frames for Design-Construction Projects

MICA_Leake Hall_duskHCM’s design of a new residence hall for the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the subject of a feature article in Student Housing Business News. The article, written by HCM Principal Chris Harvey, shares how the project was designed and built in only 18 months.  Read the full article here.

Seawall reveals details for its massive ‘Main Street’ plan in Remington

Perspective of 2900 BlockHord Coplan Macht’s plan for the Remington Main Street Project in Baltimore received favorable reviews at a recent Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel meeting, according to a Baltimore Business Journal article.

The plan, which encompasses the western edge of Remington Avenue between  27th and 29th streets, would include a mix of retail, office and apartments anchored by a large market concept in the former Anderson Auto Body building.

Maryland Stadium Authority seeks architects for Baltimore’s $1.1B school plan

Peter WinebrennerEducation Studio Director Peter Winebrenner, AIA, REFP is featured in The Baltimore Business Journal’s article about the planned construction program for Baltimore City Public Schools.

Winebrenner said he expects tough competition from firms both inside and  outside the state, but he thinks “firmly that within the state of Maryland, we have ample talented firms to handle the volume of work  coming out.”

Read the full article on the BBJ’s website.

Barrie School Project Wins Shaw Contract Group Award

Barrie School_HCM_Learning Lab_learning commonsHCM’s design of the Barrie School Modular Learning Lab recently won the Shaw Contract Group Market Award for K-12 design.

Interior Designer Leah Wettstein shares some insights about the project’s success on Shaw’s website, here.

HCM Landscape Architecture Project in LUXE Magazine

Check out the Winter Issue for MD,DC,VA.

Carol Macht and Om Khurjekar collaborated to create a landscape design that complements a suburban home originally designed by Charles H. Richter & Associates in 1965. In the article Carol describes how landscape changes enhanced the architecture: “The grounds could better show the quality and intent of the structure,” she explained, “This house is a modernist masterwork. We should bring the landscape up to its quality.”
The current issue is available now.

Healthcare Designers React to New LEED v4

Brantley DavisHord Coplan Macht Associate Brantley Davis, AIA is featured in a recent Healthcare Design Magazine article about USGBC’s new LEED v4 and its potential impact on healthcare projects.

To read the full article, visit Healthcare Design’s website.

Hampton Elementary ribbon cutting, community party marks end of 28-month renovation

IMG_2557After two-and-a-half years on occupied construction, the HCM-designed addition to and renovation of Hampton Elementary School in Towson, MD opened to much fanfare.

The ribbon cutting was featured in The Baltimore Sun.

To read the full article, visit The Sun’s website.

Safeway-anchored project by Twinbrook Metro ready for ground-breaking

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The Galvan, a mixed use development designed by Hord Coplan Macht for The JBG Companies was featured in the Washington Business Journal.

The JBG Cos. plans to break ground Sept. 30 on a pair of mixed-use projects by the Twinbrook Metro in Montgomery County, including a $55 million, Safeway-anchored development to be called “The Galvan.”

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With Modern Dorm on North Ave., MICA Creates Residential Hub for Students

HCM’s design of the new Leake Hall is featured in the business section of the Baltimore Sun.

“Eight months ago, the block south of West North Avenue near West Mount Royal Avenue was occupied by a MICA parking lot. Now it’s dominated by a $16.3 million edifice that students this fall will begin calling home.”

To read the full article, click here.



Luxury Apartment Complex in Fells Point is Nearing Completion

Hord Coplan Macht’s Union Wharf Project is featured in a Baltimore Sun article.

Greenbelt-based developer The  Bozzuto Group has added another unique property to its portfolio of luxury  apartment buildings in Baltimore.

The $72 million complex, called Union Wharf, consists of 281  residential units in a new, waterfront Fells  Point building.

“Bozzuto really wanted to make this feel like Baltimore,” said  Chris Harvey, director of design for the Baltimore architecture firm Hord Coplan  Macht. “It belongs here. It doesn’t belong in some other city.”


Children’s Hospital Design Grows Up


Hord Coplan Macht’s design of the Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai is featured in this story on design excellence in pediatric care enviornments.

Read the full article here.

Five Design Strategies To Create Competitive Children’s Facilities

The pediatric care environment is one that demands a thoughtful design approach to support both patients and family members. And while doing so has shown to improve outcomes, the necessity for it goes beyond the clinical realm.

In a recent blog posting by Healthcare Design, Hord Coplan Macht team member Scott Davis is quoted discussing trends in pediatric hospital design.  To read the article, click here.

Towson University Ready to Unveil New Basketball Arena

Hord Coplan Macht’s design (in association with Sasaki Associates) of the new Tiger Arena received high praise from Baltimore Sun sports columnist Kevin Cowherd.  ” Towson’s new 5,200-seat arena is about ready to open. And it’s a beauty.”

Read the full column here.


Lee Coplan Featured in Smart CEO Magazine

Hord Coplan Macht CEO Lee Coplan was recently featured in Smart CEO Magazine’s Best of the Best monthly column.  This month’s topic “How to Build a World-Class Team”  asked local leaders to discuss how they assemble and foster great team members.

To read Lee’s thoughts on the topic, visit Smart CEO’s webpage