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Hord Coplan Macht (HCM),
Baltimore

Hord Coplan Macht, established in 1977, provides a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to the design of the built environment. HCM's award winning landscape architecture and planning studio serves a diverse clientele with a wide range of private and public sector projects, including urban and mixed-use design, community planning, campus/ institutional, parks/recreation, perimeter security, streetscape and historic/cultural landscapes.

The 90-person firm includes four landscape architecture and planning principals in a studio of 10 landscape architects and planners. HCM's administrative infrastructure enables the landscape architecture studio to manage significant projects. As prime consultant, the landscape architects are leading complex, multidisciplinary A/E projects and collaborating with many specialized and talented architecture, engineering and conservation planning firms throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

Landscape architects principals: Carol Macht, Chris Schein, Julie Higgins, Miguel Iraola.

Software: Revit, AutoCad 10, 3d Max, Photoshop, Sketchup, InDesign, Newforma.

Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore




Loyola University, founded in 1852, is a Jesuit school with over 6,000 students, 80 percent of which reside on campus. For over a decade, Hord Coplan Macht has been the campus landscape architect, creating master plans, site and landscape designs. HCM has come to be part of the Loyola family, collaborating with academic faculty, administrative staff, facilities managers, building and grounds committees and students, plus facilitating communication between the college and its neighbors. HCM has helped realize Loyola's vision of a beautiful and safe environment for intellectual, physical and spiritual growth.

West Shore Park, Baltimore




Baltimore's Inner Harbor renaissance began in the early 1980s. Today, the waterfront development continues. Despite its prominent harbor location, West Shore Park had leftover and disparate elements. Sandwiched between the Maryland Science Center and the Baltimore Visitor Center the three-acre space needed a remake. Hord Coplan Macht teamed with Thomas Balsley and Associates of NYC and the city of Baltimore to develop this public park, now the city's front door to the waterfront.
Over three acres in size, West Shore Park provides much needed downtown green space. A large lawn is perfect for events. Vendor pavilions, a variety of sitting areas, horticultural gardens and an interactive fountain are additions. The park is above the harbor promenade, with an animated edge offering a variety of seating and overlooks. The recently installed interactive fountain has become a major attraction, with children and adults drawn to the ever changing, multicolored water jets.
2006 Merit Award, ASLA Maryland/Potomac Chapters.


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