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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…

Mason-Dixon Emergency Veterinary Clinic

Interior Fit-Out for Animal Emergency Hospitality Mason Dixon Animal Emergency Hospital needed to convert an office space located in a strip mall into a warm and welcoming environment for personalized emergency care for pets.  This project required coordination with the development company and adjacent tenants for fit-out of a former office space into veterinary clinic…

Philadelphia Chapter ICAA – Lancaster Walking Tour

This ICAA, Philadelphia Chapter, member event, begins at the historic Franklin & Marshall College campus and includes a six-block walk to center city along mansion row. See multiple examples of Chateauesque, Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, English Country, Spanish Revival, Dutch Colonial, Norman Gothic, Queen Anne and Second Empire. Ending in center city, Penn Square supports an…

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…