Hord Coplan Macht is pleased to announce that it was awarded the Presidential Award of Excellence by the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and a Merit Award for Historic Preservation by the Potomac Chapter of the ASLA.  Presented at the Maryland-Potomac chapters’ annual gala, the awards program recognizes projects that demonstrate a superior quality of design and execution.

Greenbriar Local Park in Montgomery County, Maryland earned the Presidential Award of Excellence from the Maryland ALSA chapter, the organization’s highest honor. Greenbriar Park comprises 25-acres, complete with trails, spaces for interpretive play, soccer, basketball and volleyball, a forested stream valley, re-created meadows, and integrated stormwater management. Hord Coplan Macht led a multidisciplinary team, including public agency staff, through a collaborative process beginning with a sustainable sites initiative evaluation, through to design development and construction administration.

South Capitol Park at Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, PA earned the Merit Award for Historic Preservation from the Potomac ASLA. The Park was reconfigured to improve infrastructure and navigability. New walkways, paving, granite retaining walls, gardens, grading, stormwater management and infiltration facilities, lighting, and tree preservation were all part of the scope of this significant landmark’s green space.  The landscape solution respected the historic nature of the original grounds configuration while the design solution also created a dramatic positive contribution to the aesthetics of the Capitol building and grounds.