Hord Coplan Macht, of Baltimore, has added five designers: Brad Holder will work in the housing studio. He most recently worked at Marks, Thomas Architects. Ko Kuwabara has returned to the healthcare studio after spending a year with Engineering Ministries International, where he provided pro bono design services for K-12 and higher education projects in India. Drew Suljak will work in the education studio. He previously worked for Bowie Gridley Architects in Washington, D.C. Valerie Smith will work in the housing studio. Smith, who has a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, previously worked for Ayers Saint Gross Architects. Anne Stahl, an interior designer, was previously employed by Rink Design Partnership of Jacksonville, Fla.
The Howard County Government has been named one of the 2011 Best Workplaces for Commuters by the National Center for Urban Transportation. The county’s rideshare program, Howard Commuter Solutions and recent LEED Silver modifications to the County Government complex were factors in the honor.
Bart Harvey, former chair and CEO of Enterprise Community Partners, has joined Calvert Foundation’s board of directors. Along with Enterprise co-founder James Rouse, Harvey helped Congress create the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, which provides financing for rental homes. He also led Enterprise’s launch of the Green Communities initiative for sustainable development in low-income communities nationwide. The nonprofit Calvert Foundation enables investing that benefits people in low-income communities in the United States and around the world.
McCormick & Co. retirees recently presented the American Red Cross of Central Maryland with a $21,000 donation this month. McCormick will be the lead sponsor for the Red Cross of Central Maryland’s Hometown Heroes event on March 31.
Brent Miller, managing director for Sperry Van Ness–Miller Commercial Real Estate, of Salisbury, has been appointed to the Sperry Van Ness Corporate Advisory Board. Sperry Van Ness–Miller Commercial Real Estate provides advisory, brokerage, consultation, and leasing services to clients in Maryland and Delaware, and asset and property management in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.