In the News

Impact of Move from Inpatient to Outpatient Settings

HCM Principal Jim Albert, AIA and senior healthcare architect, Tina Du Mond, AIA are featured in the Colorado Real Estate Journal in their article about the migration of hospital service lines from inpatient to outpatient facilities, which is creating a churn in demand for outpatient facilities.

Read the article here.



Hord Coplan Macht pilots WELL building for Frasier retirement communities

Hord Coplan Macht is currently designing a campus expansion for Frasier, a not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community serving seniors in Boulder, Colorado, since 1960. The expansion includes extensive renovations, 98 new independent living residences and the construction of an Arts and Education Center, an expanded wellness center and a physicians’ clinic.






Lessons learned from a day in the life at a senior living community

HCM Principal Gary Prager recently spent 24 hours as a resident in a senior living facility to help him better understand the needs of those living and working in these communities. Read about his life-changing visit in the latest issue of the Colorado Real Estate Journal.






Architecture firm to raise the roof

Big news about an expansion planned for our Denver office!


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Johns Hopkins Capacity Command Center Opens

Opening the doors on the state-of-the-art Johns Hopkins Capacity Command Center is an exciting step forward in better managing the flow of patients during their stay in The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

This Hord Coplan Macht-designed project is the subject of a video put together by the hospital.

Learn all about the project here!


Not Hush Hush Anymore – Libraries transform to learning commons

“Today, school libraries are undergoing a transformation — becoming not just a place to house resources but one in which to create meaning from them. Technology is playing a large role in this change, as virtually every student has the potential to carry a global library on his or her device. With this change, the role of the library has become more central to the learning environment. In the evolution from library to learning commons, we are eliminating the formal, “whispering only,” reputation that has long been associated with libraries and instead bringing together the best of physical (books) and digital to support self-directed learning in a rich, interactive environment.”

Read more about this in an article written by Hord Coplan Macht Principal Adele Wilson, AIA for School Planning and Management magazine.


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Streetwise Radio Show

Who says video killed the radio star?  Hord Coplan Macht Principal John Harris, AIA can now call himself a radio star, as he was interviewed for a DC-area radio show about real estate trends.

Listen to the broadcast here.

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Johnson & Wales University Denver: Centennial Hall

Our renovation of Centennial Hall for Johnson and Wales University made the COVER of the national trade magazine, College Planning and Management.

Read the article here.


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Jamie Pedler, AIA Named Denver Power Book Finalist

The Denver Business Journal has named  Hord Coplan Macht Principal Jamie Pedler, AIA as one of the 2015 Power Book Finalists for Architecture.  Power Book is an exclusive look at business leaders in 14 industry categories who were prominent in the news over the last year or who, in the newspaper staff’s judgment, otherwise deserve recognition for recent business accomplishments.

Read the article here.







Giving back in business : A fresh perspective from Africa

Hord Coplan Macht’s Travis Hughbanks recently participated in a community service project with Denver-based non-profit Edge of Seven and the Kenyan NGO ACCESS and talks about his experience in Colorado Biz Magazine.







Hord Coplan Macht Ranked #10 in Business by Architect Magazine

In the most recent annual ranking of top design firm in the U.S., Hord Coplan Macht was listed as #10 in business  This nationwide achievement is a milestone the firm is immensely proud of.  Read the full article here.




Design Rx: Delivering Operationally Efficient Pharmacies

Healthcare Design (HCD) has run a feature about our GBMC Pharmacy renovation project.  This article was almost a year in the making – Jim Albert spoke about the pharmacy’s Lean design process in Fall 2014 at the HCD conference. The resulting piece prominently includes Hord Coplan Macht as an expert resource.  Read the full article here.


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Hord Coplan Macht Pushes Performance at CSU

For some institutions, building “sustainably” means doing the bare minimum—checking the boxes of government or in-house requirements and then moving on.

Such was not the case at Colorado State University, where campus officials aspired to a higher standard for the new Suzanne and Walter Scott, Jr. Bioengineering Building. Though mandated by state law to achieve LEED Gold on new construction, the dean urged the architects—design architect RATIO Architects and architect of record Hord Coplan Macht —to aim for Platinum.

Read the full article here.

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20 photos of the historic Equitable Building after its conversion to luxury apartments

The Baltimore Business Journal recently ran a slide show of our 10 N. Calvert Street project, which looks great!

Full article here.

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Conceptual designs for junior high school unveiled in Lyndhurst

Our Lyndhurt, NJ school project is getting positive reviews from the community:

Read all about it here.

“After months of collaboration between engineers, designers, and school district administrators and teachers, initial designs for a new junior high school in Lyndhurst were unveiled during a joint meeting held between the Lyndhurst Board of Commissioners and Board of Education on June 9, and later presented at a public forum two days later on June 11.”

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A big upgrade for young patients at MedStar Franklin Square

The Baltimore Business Journal got a sneak peek of the new, Hord Coplan Macht-designed NICU at MedStar Franklin Square Hospital.

Check out the full article here.


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$51 million school project breaks ground in Thornton, CO

A $51 million K-12 charter school broke ground in Thornton Thursday, a development at Interstate 25 and 144th Avenue.

Stargate school has an enrollment goal of 1,600 students, with 159,000 square feet in two academic buildings, a field house and an amphitheater designed by Hord Coplan Macht on a 43-acre site. Centennial-based JHL Constructors will build the school.

Read the full article here.

The Advisory Design Showcase Features Sheppard Pratt Project

Hord Coplan Macht’s expansion and renovation of the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt’s outpatient center is featured in the 2014 Architectural Design Showcase! The Design Showcase features 18 health and wellness facilities, including preventative medical centers, rehabilitation hospitals, and more. The Center for Eating Disorders facility is highlighted for promoting wellness through group therapy and art therapy rooms.
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A Year in Awards

Hord Coplan Macht was honored to be recognized for design excellence on both the local and national stage in 2014. Our work was applauded by a broad spectrum of organizations representing our diverse markets and services. We would like to congratulate and thank our clients and those who worked with us on these impressive projects.

Projects Honored:   Platte Building at Aims Community College  Fort Lupton, Colorado  ASID – Crystal Award – Institutional Category

Avery Block Facade Rehabilitation  Fort Collins, Colorado Downtown Colorado Inc. Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence – Best Facade Program

Crosswinds at Annapolis Towne Centre Annapolis, Maryland ULI Baltimore – Wavemaker Award

Elbert School PK-12  Elbert, Colorado CEFPI Rocky Mountain Chapter – Peak Award (new construction category)

Emerson School Rehabilitation and Restoration  Denver, Colorado History Colorado’s President’s Award

Foxcroft School Stuart Hall  Middleburg, Virginia USGBC Maryland – Wintergreen Award for Excellence in Green Building USGBC Maryland – People’s Choice Award

The Greens at Irvington Mews Apartments  Baltimore, Maryland USGBC Maryland – Wintergreen Award for Excellence in Green Building

Leake Hall at MICA  Baltimore, Maryland AIA Baltimore – Honorable Mention ULI Baltimore – Wavemaker Award

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Baltimore, Maryland Institute for Patient-Centered Design – Finalist

Occoquan Regional Park  Lorton, Virginia AIA Maryland – Citation (Unbuilt)

Pennsylvania State Capital, South Capitol Park  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania ASLA Maryland Chapter – Honor Award

The Cameron  Silver Spring, Maryland ASLA Maryland Chapter – Merit Award

Reiling Dredge  French Gulch, Colorado American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Colorado Chapter – President’s Award of Excellence

SECU Arena at Towson University  Towson, Maryland AIA Baltimore – Honorable Mention

Union Wharf  Baltimore, Maryland AIA Baltimore – Design Award NAHB – 2014 Multifamily Community of the Year NAHB – Best Rental Apartment Community (non-garden, 5 stories or less) Multi-Housing News Excellence Award – Gold Winner – the Best New Development: Mid-Rise USGBC Maryland – Wintergreen Award for Excellence in Green Building

Wye River Upper School  Centreville, Maryland AIA Chesapeake – Honor Award and People’s Choice Award

Firm Awards USGBC 2014 Best of Building – Best Landscape Architecture Firm (Midsize) USGBC 2014 Best of Building – Best Residential Design Firm (Midsize) Canstruction – People’s Choice, Juror’s Choice and Best Use of Labels


Look into the gardens of Baltimore’s landscape architects

ph-mg-cl-look-into-the-gardens-of-baltimores-l-001Hord Coplan Macht’s founding partner Carol Macht is featured in the Baltimore Sun in a story about her design of her own home’s landscape and garden.

“At the home of Carol Macht and her surgeon husband, the land’s the thing. In 1981, when they moved to a spacious 1880s Victorian house in Ruxton, the acre around it had a small concrete pad for a patio, an old crabapple tree beside it, three black walnut trees and a steep slope.”

“Macht’s design concept has been simple: Carving out levels from a slope to create spaces and to do it in a way that fit with the site and existing trees to look as if it had always been that way”