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Littlestown Area School District

Littlestown Area School District wanted to bolster their central campus by providing shared resources through a new combined secondary school. They also wanted to expand early childhood education programming. By upgrading facilities to be equitable for all, the District hoped to prepare students for life in the 21st century. A district wide feasibility study was…

The Top 3 Reasons to Update Your Campus Bathrooms

Changing societal norms and student expectations have catapulted campus bathroom updates to the top of the facilities priority list.  Many older campus buildings, and particularly residence halls, have communal or “gang style” bathroom configurations. This former design standard maximizes efficiency and capacity – whether a bank of showers in a residence hall or public access…

Congratulations Mike Sollenberger!

Congratulations to RLPSer, Mike Sollenberger, for passing his ARE Exams! Mike is now a licensed architect. If you’ve followed us for a while, you know we have a “unique” way of celebrating this major achievement: Each firm partner cuts a piece off of the person’s tie or scarf. No, we don’t know why or even…

Knowledge Park – York College of Pennsylvania

Renovating a former mill and warehouse into a Campus Resource for Academic, Business, and Community Partnerships Master planning was the first step to convert a 200-year-old former paper mill into Knowledge Park, a Project Based Learning (PBL) resource for local businesses, students and faculty members.  This business incubator and innovation hub will provide multiple benefits:…

2021 Gingerbread Display UN-vitation

Here we go again…no open houses this year! We share this NON-vite to wish all goodwill and cheer—whether celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Fetivus or just the start of a new year.  What we will NOT be sharing this year is a gingerbread display. For the health and safety of our team, our clients and the…

Future-Ready Classroom Design: From Concept to Classroom

Despite massive changes in 21st century technology and lifestyle, student-centered teaching and pedagogy evolution, K-12 classrooms today look and operate much the same as they did in the prior century. Teacher-centric, row and column classroom structure, and associated furniture types, still widely dominate, mirroring the oratory-based ideologies of over 4,000 years ago. Future-ready classroom design…

Campus Residence Hall Renovations: What’s Old is New Again

Decreased funding, slowing enrollment, overwhelming student debt, and higher operating costs are just some of the challenges facing higher education. Now we must also take into consideration all of the realities that will shake out on campuses following a pandemic. Recruiting and retaining students is vital. Campus housing is a valuable marketing tool to attract…

Congratulations Jacie Prasnikar!

Congratulations to RLPSer Jacie Prasnikar! Jacie recently completed her Architectural Registration Exams. To celebrate, we continued with our tradition of having each partner cut a piece of Jacie’s scarf.