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Steve Ember

Born in York, PA and currently residing in Lititz, PA, Steve Ember is a local artist who tells stories through photographs. He focuses primarily on nature, and is comfortable shooting both colorful and monochromatic subjects as needed to help his narrative. “It is very satisfying to me when someone who views my images can see…

Fall Conferences 2019

Fall is a busy time for conferences at RLPS. It’s a great opportunity to share ideas, learn new things and connect with our clients and business associates. We’re looking forward to seeing you at one of the following events this fall. We Hope to See You  ERAPPA Annual Meeting – September 29-October 2, 2019 in Erie, PA…

J.P. McCaskey High School Design Invokes Art Deco Style of the 1930s

This is the sixth article in a series focusing on Henry Y. Shaub, an architect who had a lasting impact on Lancaster County. J.P. McCaskey High School is a product of the 1935 Works Progress Administration (WPA) initiative, designed to put Americans back to work following the Great Depression. The building stands tall as a timeless…

Franklin & Marshall College – SAGA Office

The Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) student organization moved to a more prominent campus location. Renovations to the new space included furniture and finishes to create a flexible collaborative space for meetings and hanging out while also reflecting the mission of this student organization.

Franklin & Marshall College – Schnader Hall

Continuing previous phases of residence hall renovations, the renovations to Schnader Hall were completed during the students’ summer break. The lobby, study lounges, restrooms, corridors, and resident rooms all received a refresh in this condensed renovation schedule. Bathrooms now have a shared sink area but separate private toilet and shower areas in response to student…

Accessible Doesn’t Mean Institutional

Many designers and consumers alike have an aversion to anything labeled: accessible.  That particular label on an apartment can have a connotation of “institutional” or just plain not looking like all the other residential units.  Even in retirement living, the Type A apartments (or so-called “ADA” units), which are required by most building codes to…

In the 1950s, Architect Henry Y. Shaub Introduced Mid-Century Modern to Lancaster

This is the fourth article in a series focusing on Henry Y. Shaub, an architect who had a lasting impact on Lancaster County. Architects by nature are innovators as well as problem solvers.  Google CEO Eric Schmidt said “…innovators don’t just listen to what people tell them; they actually invent something new, something you didn’t know…

Join Our Team – Construction Administrator

    Current Position Opening RLPS is seeking a Registered or Graduate Architect/Architectural Engineer with a minimum of five years’ experience. Candidates must have knowledge of construction contract documents and building code requirements.  You will be the point person during the construction phase with diverse responsibilities for providing document reviews, responding to information requests, coordinating…

Kendal Communities – Annual Marketing Meeting

The old adage “Bigger is Better” is not necessarily true as it relates to housing for seniors.  The size of an independent living unit, either free-standing or within a larger building is not the determining factor in its marketability or financial success.  Rather efficient use of space, the quality of finishes, access to the outdoors…

Shannon Plourde

Shannon Plourde’s paintings are featured in the CH Walton Gallery until early September. You can view her work in our gallery or see additional work on her Instagram page: www.instragram.com/shannon_plourde.