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Woodcrest Villa – Lancaster Architect Presentations

Woodcrest Villa residents were treated to a photo tour of local architecture featuring C. Emlen Urban a well-known figure who designed many noteworthy Lancaster buildings, along with a mystery architect with a much shorter, but still impressive stint designing buildings in and around Lancaster.  Presented by Gregg Scott, FAIA, Partner Emeritus, this three-part series sheds…

Wash Those Dirty Hands!

I was lucky enough to attend the Twenty-Third Annual Westford Symposium on Building Science – also known as Summer Camp.  It was a truly informative experience and, as the title suggests, it touched on many subjects relating to building science.  Plus there is a really great barbecue and picnic at the organizer’s home.  But is…

Penick Village – Parkview Hybrid Homes

Higher density replacement housing The Parkview replaces aging existing cottages with a desirable higher density independent living option. Each three-story, 17-residence hybrid home is made up of units ranging from 600 to 1600 square feet. The balconies for individual residences are carefully positioned to maintain privacy and views. Parking is provided on the ground floor…

Pleasant View Communities – Hearth and Harrow

Bring In Outside Community Renovation of a former café created Health and Harrow—a restaurant, private dining room, bistro, coffee bar, and outdoor patio—to enhance campus life and help to bring the outside community into Pleasant View. This not only provides an additional dining venue for a town that has limited restaurant options, but the extra…

2019 Gingerbread Display

2019 Public Open House Nights – December 12, 19 and 26, 5 – 7 PM Mark your calendars now, the 2019 RLPS Gingerbread Display will make its debut to the public on Thursday, December 12th from 5 PM – 7 PM for the first of three public open houses. You are also welcome to view…

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…

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…

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. Interior 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.