Hord Coplan Macht announces that it has promoted Adele Willson, AIA, LEED AP, ALEP, to managing principal of its Denver office. Willson joined the firm (then SLATERPAULL Architects) in 1984 and became the firm’s first female architect and principal. Today, she is managing principal in Denver and an owner of the firm.

Adele Willson

“We are thrilled to announce Adele as managing principal of the Denver office,” says Jamie Pedler, principal, Hord Coplan Macht. “Adele’s dedication to the firm, her clients and the architecture profession are unparalleled and we feel extremely fortunate to have her continued leadership here at Hord Coplan Macht.”

Willson will continue to lead the firm’s K-12 schools practice in Denver as she takes on the role of managing principal. Jamie Pedler will remain involved with office operations and will work closely with Willson as part of the management team in Denver. Throughout her 33-year career, Willson has been an integral part of the firm’s growth from 13 employees when she joined to over 75 employees today in the Denver office.

“It’s been an honor to be a part of the tremendous growth of the firm to a national, multidisciplinary practice with exciting projects, talented employees and respected clients,” says Willson. “I am proud of the team and culture we have built in Denver. I see a lot of opportunity on the horizon and look forward to being a part of the next chapter.”