Denver-Based SLATERPAULL Architects Joins Forces with HCM to Create Multidisciplinary Practice


Denver, CO (July 24, 2014) – SLATERPAULL Architects announces that it has merged with Hord Coplan Macht (HCM), a multidisciplinary firm out of Baltimore, MD. The merger will create a full-service practice with offices in Denver, Baltimore and Alexandria, VA that offers integrated architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, planning and historic preservation services. In the Denver office, the combined firm will do business as SLATERPAULL |  Hord Coplan Macht and will continue to specialize in K-12 and higher education environments and historic preservation, with the addition of healthcare, multifamily and mixed use markets and landscape architecture services.


“We share similar areas of expertise and cultures, as well as a strong sense of commitment to sustainable design, research and collaboration, which made this partnership a natural fit,” says Jamie Pedler, president and CFO of SLATERPAULL Architects. “We look forward to continuing to provide the same high level of service to our clients that we have delivered for the past 40 years with enhanced capabilities and expertise in additional project types.”


The new firm will include a total of 180 employees among the three offices. The Denver office of SLATERPAULL |  Hord Coplan Macht will include approximately 50 employees at its location in the former fire station, Engine House No. 5, at 1331 Nineteenth Street in downtown Denver.


“By combining our strengths, we can offer deeper expertise and a broader scope of services to our clients in more markets,” said Lee Coplan, CEO and founding partner of Hord Coplan Macht.  “Ultimately, that means we can have a bigger positive impact on the organizations and communities we serve.”


Leaders from both organizations will share in governing the combined firm. Jamie Pedler, Adele Willson and Jennifer Cordes of SLATERPAULL will join Hord Coplan Macht’s board of directors, with Lee Coplan remaining as CEO.


About SLATERPAULL Hord Coplan Macht

SLATERPAULL |  Hord Coplan Macht is a Denver-based architecture, landscape architecture, planning and interior design firm specializing in K-12 and higher education environments, and historic preservation, as well as healthcare, multifamily and mixed use projects. The firm’s roots stem from SLATERPAULL’s 40+ year architecture practice and dedication to creating community-enhancing environments that reflect the firm’s commitment to ‘Design for a Sustainable Future.’ For more information, visit