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Baltimore's Hord Coplan Macht Acquires Another Architecture Firm

Baltimore's Hord Coplan Macht Acquires Another Architecture Firm
Hord Coplan Macht worked on Seawall Development's mixed-use Remington Row project.

Baltimore-based Hord Coplan Macht, an architecture, interior design and planning services firm, announced Monday it acquired Charlotte, North Carolina-based architecture firm FWA Group.

The move, according to HCM, allows it to extend its geographic reach by adding FWA’s office in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. In addition to Hord Coplan Macht’s downtown Baltimore location, the firm has offices in Alexandria, Virginia, Denver and Charlotte.   

“Adding the FWA team to the HCM family is an important milestone in HCM’s strategic growth plan,” HCM Chief Operating Officer Tim Barnhill said in a statement.  

HCM declined to disclose the price of the acquisition. 

FWA’s employees will be joining HCM’s staff. Both firms’ North Carolina staff members have jointly pursued work together for the year leading up to the merger, according to HCM. Following Monday’s announcement of the transition, staff will continue work on projects already in the works in the Charlotte area under the Hord Coplan Macht brand.

HCM is one Baltimore’s best-known architecture firms. Its work includes a renovation and expansion at the University of Maryland's R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Seawall Development’s Remington Row and Merritt Properties' 20-story Boston Street tower. 

The firm, with $80.3M in design fees, ranked No. 20 on Building Design + Construction's 2022 list of the 180 largest nonresidential architecture firms.