Carol Macht

Carol Macht, FASLA, BA73

Carol Macht is a landscape architect and founder/principal of the multidisciplinary design firm Hord Coplan Macht, Inc. (HCM). Over the last four decades, the firm has grown from its three founding partners to 200 architects, landscape architects, planners, interior and graphic designers, with offices in Baltimore, Denver, and Alexandria, VA.

A 1973 graduate of the College of Architecture, Macht was inspired by Washington University professor George Dickey to pursue graduate studies in landscape architecture. Two years later, she earned her master's degree from the University of Michigan and in 1977 founded Hord Coplan Macht with high school classmate Lee Coplan and fellow WashU alumnus Ed Hord.

Today the firm focuses on educational, healthcare, and multi-family/mixed use residential projects. Macht's work concentrates on these areas, as well as public open spaces and residential gardens. She strives to create elegant, meaningful design solutions inspired by the culture and characteristics of a site, the clients' needs, and the work of masters who have come before.

Macht has directed numerous projects for Loyola University Maryland, the City of Baltimore, and Washington College in Chestertown. Other major projects include renovation of the historic South Capitol Park in Harrisburg, PA; West Shore Park at Baltimore's Inner Harbor (with Thomas Balsley Associates); and several gardens at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

Macht's commissions have garnered numerous awards and have been published in Luxe: Interiors + Design Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, Sun Magazine, Style Magazine, and Southern Living, among others. In 2014, the Cultural Landscape Foundation in Washington, D.C., selected one of Macht's private residences for its Garden Dialogues Tour.

A longstanding member of the Sam Fox School National Council, Macht and her family have been proud to support the School through the Macht Scholarship in Architecture, and she is delighted to have several alumni on her talented team at HCM. Macht is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and a trustee of the Baltimore Museum of Art. She was appointed to the State of Maryland Architectural Review Board by three successive governors, serving from 1998 to 2014. She also has served on the founding boards of the Baltimore Design School and the Baltimore Tree Trust.