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The Pandemic.

It’s been a while since I’ve dropped a post, hasn’t it?  To be honest, it’s been hard to find the motivation to write.  To be sure, I’ve been lucky during this pandemic.  Our firm’s shift to work from home has been nothing short of seamless.  Aside from setting up a temporary work area, to a…

Alvernia University CollegeTowne

This $20 million renovation and retrofitting project forms the centerpiece of a multi-faceted academic, entrepreneurship and housing initiative.  The mixed-use academic center will foster unique living and learning opportunities for students, while serving as a community resource for economic development. Adaptive Re-use for Mixed-Use Development A former office building is being converted into a 260,000…

The Side Hustle: How to Attract ‘The Entrepreneur Generation’ to Campus

Colleges and universities of every size must consider entrepreneurship program spaces that address the aspirations of today’s students. Dubbed ‘The Entrepreneur Generation,‘ many expect to start their own company—almost 54% of Gen Z’s according to a recent Nielsen study.  Likewise, Gallup found that 40% of 5th to 12th Graders plan to start a business. This…

The Devil is in the Details: Designing a Building Envelope to Stand the Test of Time

I’m one of the drafters at RLPS.  We’re the people who document all of the details of constructing a building – how all of the individual pieces go together.  Yes, we use state-of-the-art 3D modeling software to design each building, but we still “draw” a lot of the details individually – the digital equivalent of…

Village On The Isle

Replacing the 35-year-old Luke Haven Health Center on the landlocked 16-acre Village On the Isle (VOTI) life plan community campus required leadership vision, mission-driven decision-making, and innovative partnerships. The new Health and Rehabilitation Center slightly increases skilled nursing census from 60 to 64 while allowing VOTI to provide private suites in hospitality-inspired households. Innovative Partnerships…

2020 Virtual Gingerbread Display

A Retrospective of Creative Confections Like so many other things in 2020, we anticipate a very different holiday season this year.  Since social distancing is advised and our staff continues to work remotely, we have created a video compilation of gingerbread architecture dating back to our very first RLPS Gingerbread Display in 1988! Gather your…

Lancaster Walking Tour – West Chestnut Street

Gregg Scott, FAIA, Partner Emeritus at RLPS Architects, will be hosting a private walking tour of Historic Downtown Lancaster, highlighting the impressive architecture that can be found along West Chestnut Street.  This Lancaster Walking  Tour will showcase a diverse mix of commercial and residential buildings reflecting a myriad of architectural styles, all within a few…