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Hord Coplan Macht Announces New Senior Associates

Baltimore, MD / October 10, 2018 – Hord Coplan Macht is proud to announce that the following team members have been promoted in recognition for their skills and leadership not only within the firm, but also throughout the community.

 

 

 

 

 

Promoted to Senior Associate:
·         Chad Bederka AIA
·         Basil Rousos AIA, LEED AP
·         Sean Kefferstan AIA
·         Nick Aello AIA, LEED Green Associate
·         Nancy Suchowski
·         Sean Hughes AIA, LEED AP

 

“Talented and strong personnel are the backbone of excellent design,” said Hord Coplan Macht CEO Lee Coplan, AIA. “Professional development is a core focus in our firm and we believe that investing in our team members helps us to continue providing the highest level of service and care to our clients.”

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Penza Bailey Architects Promotes Two to Associate

Baltimore, MD / September 26, 2018 – Penza Bailey Architects is proud to announce that Adam Read and Ryan Behneman have been promoted to Associates of the firm. The firm also congratulates Ryan Behneman for recently obtaining his Maryland Architecture license.

Adam Read, AIA, joined the firm in 2016 and has been working in the industry for over twelve years with an interdisciplinary design portfolio including residential, retail, commercial, and institutional work. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University in Halifax, Canada as well as a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies and Master of Architecture from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Adam serves on the 2018 AIA Maryland Board of Directors representing the AIA Baltimore Chapter.

Joining the firm in 2013, Ryan Behneman, AIA, LEED AP’s experience entails a variety of complex project types including religious, community, residential, retail, commercial, and institutional projects. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Architecture from Savannah College of Art and Design, and has been working in the field since 2007. Ryan’s community volunteerism includes serving as a judge for FIRST Robotics Competition events and a designer for the Neighborhood Design Center West North Avenue Streetscape Masterplan.

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2018 Excellence in Design Award Winners Announced

Annapolis, MD / September 27, 2018 – AIA Maryland announced the Excellence in Design winners this evening during our annual celebration held this year at the U.S. Naval Academy Stadium in Annapolis. Members and guests enjoyed great food from Bo Brooks at the Academy and watched a bit of football practice from the Flag Bridge during the pre-awards networking event.

The program opened with the Student Awards with students from Anne Arundel Community College and University of Maryland taking top honors. Before the Architect awards were announced, attendees were introduced to Dr. Mohammad Gharipour of Morgan State University as he was presented with the Distinguished Educator of the Year Award.

Below are the Honor awards in each category. You can find more winning entries and all the submissions in our Gallery.

PUBLIC BUILDING OF THE YEAR
Laurel Branch Library by Grimm + Parker Architects

 

 

 

 

Commercial Architecture:
Greencourt Innovation Center by McInturff Architects

 

 

 

 

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Headquarters by HOK & CH2M

 

 

 

 

 

Institutional Architecture:
University of Pennsylvania, Stephen A. Levin Building for Neural and Behavioral Sciences by SmithGroup

 

 

 

 

Interior Architecture
American Greetings Headquarters by CallisonRTKL, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Residential Architecture:
Baltimore Slate House by Ziger/Snead Architects

 

 

 

 

Acton Cove by Bates Masi + Architects

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!

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Hord Coplan Macht Announces New Principals

Baltimore, MD / September 14, 2018 – Hord Coplan Macht is proud to announce that the following team members have been promoted in recognition for their skills and leadership not only within the firm, but also throughout the community.

Promoted to Principal:

 

 

 

 

 

  • Om Khurjekar, ASLA, RLA, LEED AP BD+C – Om has been with Hord Coplan Macht since 2001 and is a graduate of the University of Pune and Morgan State University.
  • Brad Moning, AIA – Brad has been with Hord Coplan Macht since 2012 and is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Casey Smith, AIA, LEED AP – Casey has been with Hord Coplan Macht since 2009 and is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park and Arizona State University.
  • Scott Walters, AIA, LEED – Scott has been with Hord Coplan Macht since 2009 and is a graduate of Kansas State University.

“Talented and strong personnel are the backbone of excellent design,” said Hord Coplan Macht CEO Lee Coplan, AIA. “Professional development is a core focus in our firm and we believe that investing in our team members helps us to continue providing the highest level of service and care to our clients.”

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ACE Mentor Scholarship Awarded

Salisbury, MD / September, 2018 – Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. (DBF) and the ACE Mentor Program of Maryland’s Eastern Shore presented the 2018 DBF/ACE Gerald Friedel Legacy Scholarship to an outstanding ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) Mentor Program student. The scholarship, given in memory of DBF co-founder Jerry Friedel, was presented to Brandon Westerfield of Saints Peter and Paul High School during the ACE Mentor Program of Maryland’s Eastern Shore’s annual awards ceremony that took place in Easton: an event held to recognize outstanding members of the program.

“Add value to people’s lives, and they will remember it.” – Jerry Friedel, P.E.

These were not just words Friedel shared with individuals he mentored; it was the way he lived his life. The DBF/ACE Gerald Friedel Legacy Scholarship was established in 2016 to memorialize Friedel’s dedicated efforts with the ACE Mentor Program on the Eastern Shore. Serving as a volunteer, treasurer, and board member, he was committed to sharing his engineering passion and knowledge with future architects, engineers, and construction professionals in the local schools.

The DBF/ACE Gerald Friedel Legacy Scholarship is a joint effort by DBF and ACE Mentor Program to ensure that Jerry’s legacy of supporting tomorrow’s industry professionals continues. The $2,000 award was presented to Westerfield by Susan Friedel and Michael Wigley, DBF’s president. Westerfield, an Eagle Scout and National Honor Society member, plans to pursue a civil engineering degree as he moves on to college this fall. “Brandon is clearly a young man that exemplifies the mission of the ACE Mentor Program,” Wigley acknowledged. “He has a bright future in the field of engineering and, I suspect, will serve as a mentor and ACE Program advocate in the years ahead.”

Part of a larger national program established to engage and inspire students, the ACE Mentor Program of Maryland’s Eastern Shore works with students in Talbot County. Program participants from both public and private schools are introduced to the various career opportunities which exist within the building industry. Special efforts are made to reach out to minority and female students or anyone else who may be unaware of the careers available in the engineering, architecture, and construction industries.

Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc., is a full-service architectural, engineering, planning, and surveying firm with offices in Salisbury and Easton, Maryland, and in Milford, Delaware. For additional information about DBF, visit www.dbfinc.com.

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GWWO Welcomes Lauren Miller

Baltimore, MD / September 12, 2018 – GWWO, Inc./Architects is pleased to welcome Lauren Miller to the firm! A former GWWO student intern, Lauren re-joins our firm after receiving her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan this past May. Prior to, Lauren received her Bachelor of Science in architecture from the University of Cincinnati. While at the University of Michigan, she also served as a graduate student instructor, leading weekly discussions to enhance student knowledge of course topics and guiding students in their development of course projects.

During her studies Lauren completed many internships where she worked on a range of projects including an elementary school renovation and addition, system-wide capital improvement plan, conceptual master plan for a mixed-use retail development, design of a corporate headquarters building and a high-rise residential building, site planning for industrial and retail buildings, and a retail center renovation.

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