Hord Coplan Macht (HCM) has announced a new organizational structure and the elevation of national leaders for each of its core markets.

The new structure shifts focus from a geographic emphasis to a market sector-based practice. By focusing the organization on national markets, the firm more easily facilitates talent integration across sectors, allowing top designers in each market to more easily contribute to every project, regardless of its location. Additionally, this new structure will further promote seamless coordination, knowledge sharing, and growth across studios, allowing HCM to better serve its clients.

This reorganization is an exciting progression for the firm as we continue to adapt to a rapidly changing marketplace. It reflects our commitment to responsive client service and to the delivery of excellent design for every project.

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The leaders for each market sector are:

Jim Albert, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP – Healthcare. Jim has been providing vision and oversight for a wide range of healthcare projects for the past three decades and is committed to helping clients imagine a better way of delivering healthcare services. His philosophy is that a well-designed healthcare facility can improve the patient, family, and staff experience while also making the workflow more efficient and effective. Jim’s experience ranges from small clinics to large stand-alone hospitals, and his depth of knowledge is an invaluable asset to both HCM’s clients and the team members he mentors.

Jennifer Cordes, AIA, LEED AP BD+C – Higher Education. Jennifer provides planning and design leadership for the firm’s most complex campus projects in support of active teaching and research. She leads planning and architectural projects for new construction, renovation, and adaptive reuse scopes for educational facilities. In addition, she has specialized expertise in design for science, technology, and laboratory spaces. With more than 25 years of experience, Jen is a sought-after contributor to trade publications and conferences on the future of learning spaces in higher education.

Monica Robertson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CGP – Housing | Mixed-Use | Planning. Monica brings 26 years of experience with the firm to this role, where she has provided leadership on a multitude of transformative projects, including urban mixed-use buildings, multi-family residential development, affordable housing, adaptive re-use, student housing, commercial office buildings, and community master planning projects. She is a nationally recognized housing expert who is committed to fostering design and technical excellence for each project, building trusted client relationships, and enriching lives for all the communities we serve.

Chris Schein, PLA, ASLA – Landscape Architecture. Chris has over 35+ years of experience in landscape architecture, urban design, and historic preservation. His diverse background includes educational campuses, landmark property restorations, public parks and plazas, mixed-use, multifamily residential, and streetscape projects. Chris’s work has won numerous design awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Pennsylvania Preservation, and the District of Columbia Preservation League.

Cynthia Shonaiya, AIA, LEED AP– Senior Living. Cynthia has 27 years of professional experience spanning three continents. A senior living specialist, she has led senior living, multi-family, and assisted living community projects across the U.S., including for numerous national design award-winning communities. Additionally, she serves on the Maryland State Board of Architects and the American Institute of Architects Design for Aging Advisory Group, is a juror for several national design competitions, and is a regular speaker at national and regional industry conferences.

Adele Willson, AIA, LEED AP, ALEP – K-12 Education. During her 35+ years of experience, Adele has worked with nearly 300 different schools in all aspects of the architectural practice, most notably educational planning and programming. She is also an Accredited Learning Environment Planner, a professional designation signifying excellence in the industry. In addition, Adele is an active participant in many organizations that affect schools, including the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE). She is the past president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter and was recognized as “Educational Planner of the Year.”

Founded in 1977, Hord Coplan Macht has experienced rapid and significant growth in recent years, adding offices in Denver, CO, and Charlotte, NC, as well as expanding its presence in Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC.