This is the fourth in an 18-part series highlighting the work of Lancaster's preeminent 19th- and 20th-century architect, Cassius Emlen Urban.
As the 19th century was waning, C. Emlen Urban’s architectural career was waxing.
The design vison for the new headquarters for the Lancaster Chamber began with an office-wide design competition, with more than 12 teams participating. A variety of approaches to reinventing the existing 30,000 square foot office building were presented to user groups, and the preliminary concept developed by David McNally, Designer and Liz Koch, Interior Designer resonated with Chamber representatives. However that was just the beginning of a collaborative process working closely with Warfel Construction Company, Lancaster Chamber representatives and many other local companies to create a contemporary, multi-functional community hub for learning, connecting and collaborating.