Chris Parts, AIA, LEED AP, Principal in Hord Coplan Macht’s Housing / Mixed Use / Planning sector, was honored with a Community Impact Award from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Maryland at a ceremony on October 25, 2023, at Little Havana Restaurant in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Community Impact Award recognizes individuals and organizational partners who are advancing sustainability, resiliency, equity, health, and wellbeing in their local communities.
Chris’s advocacy work has primarily focused on the passing meaningful sustainability focused legislation through Maryland’s General Assembly to help secure a bright future for Maryland’s citizens. His efforts have helped pass more than 15 bills that will help shape the state’s sustainable future.
In addition to his advocacy work, Chris serves on the Baltimore County Landmark Preservation Commission, as an advocacy presenter for the AIA Baltimore Civic Lab, as a technical studio and thesis mentor at Morgan State University, and on the Board of Directors for AIA Maryland. Chris also helps foster the next generation of architects through the student engagement action team at HCM, which helps impress upon interns, the value of design and the importance of sustainability.
His previous volunteer experience includes serving on the Education Specifications Workgroup with the Maryland Interagency Commission, as a member of the Baltimore County Design Review Panel, President of the AIA Baltimore Chapter and the AIA Maryland Chapter, and as the Schools Committee Board Liaison on the Board of Directors of USGBC Maryland.
Chris’s extensive work reflects not only his dedication to sustainability, but also his care for the well-being of the larger community and its future.
Chris Parts’ professional experience has been focused on bringing new life to old buildings. He has designed many schools for students with special educational needs, created unique residential conversions of historic structures and assisted many nonprofits to better serve their mission through re-use of historic structures. His long-standing relationships with many clients reflect his understanding of client needs and his ability to create stimulating environments.
His straightforward project management style, combined with his keen listening skills and creative vision deliver a seasoned balance of high end design and functionality.