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Saint Mark’s High School

Campus Master Plan Campus master planning for the 283,000 square foot, multi-level high school building and 50-acre site focused on updating and right-sizing spaces to better support enrollment, curriculum, and athletic programs. The final plan envisions $34 million of campus-wide updates to be incorporated in multiple phases of construction. Client Involvement in the Campus Master…

SAD NEWS FROM RLPS ARCHITECTS

Craig Walton, a former partner of RLPS who retired in 2015, passed away on August 8th, 2020.  Not only was Craig a beloved member of RLPS for over 25 years, he is also the namesake of our office’s CH Walton Gallery. The following information is extracted from the full obituary on Lancaster Online. Craig H….

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources For our clients who are interested, we would be happy to review COVID-19 Design Considerations with your team. These checklists or presentations, customized for senior living, higher education and K-12 schools, are simply an ongoing compilation of CDC guidelines, industry research, technical input from our engineering consultants and other resources. Please contact us…

There’s a Code for That? Hand Sanitizer Station Guidelines for Schools & Campuses

There are differing opinions regarding best scenarios for getting back to classes this month. Good hand hygiene is the most universally accepted measure for keeping students, staff and faculty safe when returning in-person to schools and campuses this fall. Many of our education clients have indicated that installation of hand sanitizer dispensers is a key…

Sycamore Square Hybrid Homes at Masonic Village

  Masonic Village in Elizabethtown has a scenic 2,500-acre campus with abundant space for a mix of cottages and apartments. The community was looking for something fresh and new to offer as independent housing that could be added incrementally.  The design result was a new style of hybrid homes on the perimeter of the campus….

Reinvention

Reinvention Reinvention provides creative design solutions for good stewardship, while breathing new life into an existing community. As we look to the future, reinvention success stories show what can be achieved for sponsors who need to realign existing infrastructure with evolving market expectations. Few community sponsors have the luxury to start over, but all have…

Logos Academy

New Upper School and Community Spaces Logos Academy, an independent, Christ-centered school in York, Pennsylvania, started with 14 kindergarten and first-grade students. It has since grown to welcome approximately 275 students and their families regardless of faith or financial capacity in grades K-12.  With the program growth including grades 9-12, Logos Academy needs a new,…

Isolation Rooms in Residence Halls: Will They Be the New Norm?

Is now the time to introduce isolation rooms in campus residence halls? A single room with an en suite bathroom for students who require heightened privacy has become a programming “must” for new and renovated residence halls. Often referred to as “medical rooms,” they provide a private room and bathroom for students with medical needs. …

Accept the Exception

The earliest known codes that dealt with construction are found within the Code of Hammurabi, which dates back about 1700 years B.C. in Babylon.  Since building codes deal with permanent structures that are figuratively and sometimes literally concrete, some may be surprised that today’s codes are not so absolute and clear-cut as say, a rental…

COVID-19 SENTIMENT REPORT: Survey of Independent Living Desirability and Safety

As we look to the future, there are many questions about how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is going to impact senior living communities. How will this health crisis reshape consumer priorities and delivery of services to older adults? Are social isolation requirements and community quarantines causing people to re-evaluate senior housing options? How do staff…