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Loganivlle-Springfield Elementary School

Initially conducted a feasibility review of the elementary school to determine the best option between new construction or renovations and additions within the context of the defined budget. Working with the Dallastown Area School District it was determined that renovations and additions are the best option, and is now being designed incorporating 21st century learning…

West Shore School District

RLPS conducted a facility review of nine elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, District administration building, transportation center and athletic facilities. The study included enrollment projections and educational programs including options and their impact for realigning grade configurations. The project has moved into the design of both new and renovated schools to support…

Beth Kaylor Brunner

We’re happy to welcome Beth Kaylor Brunner to our CH Walton gallery. Her lively acrylic works combine her love of gardening and art in a delightful way. Beth might be familiar to some of you after her 20-plus years teaching art at Warwick School District. If you happen to be in our office over the…

2018 Gingerbread Display Open Houses

Dec. 12, 19 & 26 / 5 pm-7pm The 2018 RLPS Gingerbread Display made its debut to the public on Wednesday, December 12th from 5 pm – 7 pm for the first of three public open house nights. You are also welcome to view the display on the following two Wednesday evenings: December 19th and…

2018 Gingerbread Display: Merry Grinch-mas and Happy Who-Year

The creative confection for 2018 brought to ‘life’ the zany world of Dr. Seuss and his popular “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” story in particular. The display featured candy construction, in 3/8” scale, modeled after Whoville and numerous Dr. Seuss books and movies. Clients and business associates voted on their favorites which are featured in…

Masonic Village at Sewickley Clubhouse

Updates to the existing clubhouse focused on providing an appealing, contemporary center for the community while introducing more varied hospitality experiences. The extensive natural wood trim was maintained, but new finishes and furnishings create a brighter final result. The formal dining option is supplemented with a pub/coffee shop, grill room and outdoor dining with the…

Waverly Heights Community Center Updates

Renovations to the casual dining and coffee shop reflect a fresh approach to food preparation and a new attitude toward the dining experience. The transformation supports food service production changes allowing for an emphasis on farm-to-table ingredients and made-to-order selections, as well as increased chef engagement with residents including meals prepared tableside and “pop-up” events….

Urban’s Griest Building Boosted Lancaster PA into the Skyscraper Age

C. Emlen Urban Series – Part 20 On January 19, 1914, Milton S. Hershey wrote an unsolicited letter of reference to U.S. House of Representative William Walton Griest espousing the merits and talents of Lancaster’s young architect C. Emlen Urban.  Hershey concluded the endorsement by stating, “We have a great deal of confidence in his…

IQ Home: Purpose-Driven Technology Keeps Residents Connected

The mindful combination of technology and design keeps residents connected to their social networks while fostering independence in senior living. Nearly 20% of Americans age 62–91 report feeling lonely frequently. – Connect2Affect report It’s well documented that people who feel lonely are at greater health risk both physically and emotionally. Of the primary contributing factors…

IQ Home: Intentional Design for Resident Safety

Mindful design focuses on preventing falls, reducing hospitalizations and championing confidence in aging independently On an annual basis, more than one in four older adults will fall, and it’s the top reason for hospitalization in those age 65+. It’s also one of the top reasons why seniors have to leave their homes and enter assisted…