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Penn Medicine – Lancaster General Health

Multiple architectural and interior design projects over the course of 14 years have encompassed new constructions, major renovations/conversions and interior updates.  This has included multiple areas of Lancaster General Hospital, Women’s and Babies Hospital and the Suburban Outpatient Pavilion as well as Urgent Care Centers, Specialty and General Practice Physicians’ Offices and a College Medical…

Williamsburg Landing – Small Houses & Adult Day Center

The new, paired small houses and adult day center provide secure and comfortable settings that accommodate newly implemented evidence and behavior-based therapy and support programs for people with dementia.  Much like a private home, access to each small house is through a secure entry foyer that leads into the living and dining areas.  The kitchen…

Patriots Colony – Presidents Pavilion Hybrid Homes

Presidents Pavilion, a three-building hybrid apartment home complex, is the first phase of a multi-year independent living expansion. Each building is five stories tall with covered parking as the first story. The hybrid homes incorporate a traditional brick-accented exterior to blend seamlessly into Patriots Colony’s stately Colonial Williamsburg architecture. Three distinct layouts for the 60…

Haneman Art

We are currently featuring the work of local artist, David Haneman, who specializes in intricate pen and ink drawings. Mr. Haneman resides in Marietta, Pennsylvania, not far from our office on the Susquehanna River. Many of his works have an architectural theme and feature local buildings, train stations, steam engines, or animals. To see more…

DOWNTOWN LANCASTER WALKING TOUR

Gregg Scott, FAIA, Senior Partner at RLPS Architects will be hosting a private walking tour of Historic Downtown Lancaster. This tour will highlight a diverse mix of commercial and residential buildings reflecting a myriad of architectural styles, all within a few blocks of the city square. Many of the featured buildings are the direct result of…

Lancaster Boys’ High School, a ‘beacon’ for its students

C. Emlen Urban Series:  Part 17 On June 25, 1880, 17-year-old C. Emlen Urban stood before classmates, faculty, school directors and guests of honor as the senior class valedictorian for the Lancaster High School, and delivered a poignant speech of promise and praise.  In 1880, the three story, red brick building was a fine example…

Egg Drop 2018

Each year on the Friday before Memorial Day we celebrate the start of summer with the annual RLPS Egg Drop. Employees are given a kit of supplies which are used to build a contraption to protect a raw egg when it’s dropped. This year our Virtual Reality team was in charge of the drop so…

Masonic Children’s Home

Renovations included both exterior and interior spaces to update the duplex home to a more modern, welcoming space for the children who live there. Spaces include a living room, kitchen with dining area, bathrooms, and bedrooms. Features include chalkboard walls in each bedroom, bathrooms with an extra sink in the hall, and a kitchen with…

Hager Store Ushers in a New Era of Modern Architecture

C. Emlen Urban Series – Part 15 In 1910, the Hager family knew they had to do something radical if they were going to survive in the competitive Lancaster City department store business.  Their claim to being the oldest continuously operating department store in the United States did not sufficiently impress consumers who were attracted…