In the News

Northwest Hospital Opens Expanded Behavioral Health Unit

The Hord Coplan Macht-designed, new and expanded behavioral health unit has opened at Northwest Hospital.  The unit will serve adult patients who need to be hospitalized for conditions such as depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. In some cases, physicians might admit their patients to the unit because patients need monitoring after psychiatric medication changes.

The design of the unit took patient safety and well-being considerations into account. To prevent patients from harming themselves, doors, lighting and bathroom fixtures have safety mechanisms; artwork is mounted within the walls; power outlets are safety-proofed; and electronic beds have enclosed wiring. The new unit is very aesthetically pleasing and has two communal rooms equipped with large, flat-screen televisions. Patients are encouraged to join in the unit’s support groups, arts and crafts sessions, and social events held in these rooms.

To read more about the unit, click here.


Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Opens $9 Million Expansion

The Baltimore Sun featured Hord Coplan Macht’s design of the hospital’s new Center for Neonatal Transitional Care (CNTC).  The project expands the Center from 44 to 50 beds and significantly enhances the quality of patient care by means of new technology and treatment protocols.  As the only pediatric transitional care hospital in the mid-Atlantic region serving infants, MWPH’s expansion of its infant transitional care space enables the hospital to redefine and modernize a critically important patient care unit. The new space accommodates more children; reflects current patient care and family education standards; is adaptable to a wider range of patient diagnoses; meets the individual medical needs of each child; and is adaptable to future developments in patient care and technology.

To read the full article click here.

Lee Coplan Named One of Maryland’s Most Admired CEO’s

Hord Coplan Macht’s Lee Coplan has been named one of Maryland’s Most Admired CEO’s by The Daily Record.

The Daily Record created the Most Admired CEOs award to recognize some of the most notably talented CEOs leading the state’s nonprofit, for profit and public companies. The winners were selected based on their demonstration of strong leadership, integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, financial performance and ongoing commitment to their communities and diversity. 

“Our 2012 Most Admired CEOs are talented and determined individuals who have demonstrated a great deal of leadership and perseverance in their professional communities and are people to be commended for their accomplishments.  Our recipients’ great success and commitment to excellence are truly an inspiration to business professionals statewide,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record.

The winners will be honored at an awards ceremony Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Baltimore. The winners also will be profiled in a special magazine, to be included in the September 14th edition of The Daily Record.

Sponsors of The Daily Record’s 2012 Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs include Comcast Business Class, the Presenting Sponsor, and Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP, the Awards Sponsor.

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MICA Plans $18.5 Million Expansion

Hord Coplan Macht’s design of a new student housing complex for the Maryland Institute College of Art was featured in The Baltimore Sun.  To read the full article, click here.


A Room with a View

“Ever conscious of meeting elders’ needs, the designers and planners involved in creating the Households at Levindale strapped on different pairs of vision-impairing eyeglasses to see their new facility with future residents’ eyes. The result is a community that’s safer and more aesthetically appealing to residents, their families and staff.”

This article features Hord Coplan Macht Principal Tim Barnhill who served as principal for the design of this unique senior living facility.  To read the full article click here.


Putting the ‘Process’ in Sterile Processing

When it came time to renovate the existing sterile processing department at St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) in Towson, Maryland, the project goals were twofold—to take the limited space available and make it more efficient while also applying a wholesale change to the department’s processes.

The design team at Hord Coplan Macht teamed up with SJMC’s very own Lean expert, Dave Norton, MSIE, MBA.

To learn more about the project in Healthcare Building Ideas magazine, click here.

HCM Designed Robert E Lee Park Seeks Funding

A $215,000 request to help build a 1-acre playground at Robert E. Lee Park — with an outdoor theater, climbing and swinging equipment and activity stations — is scheduled to be heard March 10 in Annapolis as part of the state’s review of bond bill requests.  To read the full article, click here. 



Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai Featured

On March 1, 2012 the new Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai held a grand opening ceremeony. This HCM-designed project was featured in WJZ’s morning newscast, which discussed the facility’s unique family-centered design.

To see the story, click here.


HCM Healthcare Projects Featured

Three of Hord Coplan Macht’s most recent healthcare projects were featured in a Maryland Daily Record article on the surge of hopital construction in the area.  Included were the Sinai Children’s Hospital, the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, and the Queen Anne’s County Emergency Center.  Read the full article here.

HCM Announces New Office in Alexandria, Virginia

The January 27th issue of the Washington Business Journal, featured an article on our new DC-area office.

Read the full article here.


HCM’s Union Wharf Project Featured in Architect Magazine

The January issue of Architect Magazine included an interview with our own Chris Harvey as well as owner/developer Toby Bozzuto of the The Bozzuto Group about the Union Wharf project in Fells Point. 

Read the full article here.

Creating a 21st Century Library

The St. Paul’s Fisher Hall isn’t your grandfather’s libray.  As featured in Net Assets, the official magazine of the National Business Officers Association, HCM’s design of a new library at Baltimore’s St. Paul’s School represents state-of-the-art design for 21st century libraries.  Read the full article here.

Brightview South River Assisted Living Community Earns High Marks

The Baltimore Sun visited one of our most recent senior living projects in Edgewater, Maryland.  Reporter Ed Gunts said:  “Throughout the building, wall colors are bright, and large windows let in plenty of natural light. Spaces are intentionally noninstitutional, and the architects have incorporated double-sided fireplaces in common areas and other touches that extend the residential feel. Residents are free to furnish their apartments as they wish, or Brightview staffers will help them.”

Read the full article here.

Western Maryland Regional Medical Center on the Cover of Healthcare Design

HCM’s $268 million new hospital for Western Maryland Health System was the cover story in Healthcare Design Magazine.

Read the full article here.