Hord Coplan Macht announced today that CEO Lee Coplan, FAIA has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows. The fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession and made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.
Less than three percent of the architecture profession achieve AIA Fellowship.
Coplan founded Hord Coplan Macht in 1977 with two partners and an entrepreneurial approach to design. Since then, it has grown to a multidiscipline, collaborative, full-service architecture, landscape architecture, planning and interior design firm. With 320 employees in four offices, Hord Coplan Macht is nationally ranked as an industry leader by Architect Magazine, Architectural Record, Engineering News Record and Building Design and Construction, among others.
His attention to all facets of design and business is sought by organizations beyond his firm, where he serves on the Board of LifeBridge Health, as Vice President of the Board of the Aaron and Lillie Straus Foundation, and as President of the Camp Airy and Louise Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland Baltimore County and on the Board of Visitors of Stevenson University. Coplan has written and contributed on articles for Medical Construction and Design magazine, Trustee Magazine and Healthcare Facilities magazine, and presented at the Healthcare Facilities Design Symposium.
A graduate of the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture, Coplan is a registered architect in 17 states, is a member of the AIA Large Firm Roundtable, and was a 2019 recipient of the Baltimore Business Journal Leader in Diversity award.