Join Our Team

 

Founded in 1954, RLPS is a full-service architectural and interior design firm in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Our promise is to share our passion for what we do – for projects large and small throughout the country, serving our clients in the senior living, educational and commercial markets, or for “after-hours” creative pursuits like our annual gingerbread display.

We are always looking for creative, energetic people to join our 85-person team with an average employee tenure of more than 10 years. RLPS offers a competitive salary and benefits package, continuing education opportunities, and many extras from bi-monthly catered employee lunches to our summer hours option.

To confidentially apply for a full-time position or student internship, please send a resume and cover letter to Stacy Hollinger Main, Partner, at humanres@rlps.com or 250 Valleybrook Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601. Equal-opportunity employer


Current Openings

Architectural Designer

Are you a creative design architect who wants to be involved in projects early that can positively impact the lives of seniors? This position requires a highly-skilled designer who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment and can quickly develop innovative solutions and prepare concept drawings for client presentations. This position requires at least five years of experience in a position of design responsibility that has included master planning, conceptual/schematic design and detailing. Expertise in residential, hospitality, healthcare design for older adults is helpful.  Professional licensure is preferred, but not required. Proficiency with Revit, Enscape, Lumion and associated programs is preferred.

Project Architect

Are you an organized, detail-oriented architect skilled at coordinating all project administrative and technical efforts? We are looking for a Registered Architect with a minimum of ten years of experience to serve as the client and consultant liaison, organizing projects for successful completion within budget and on schedule.  Works with the partner to supervise the team’s design and technical delivery.  Proficiency with Revit and a bachelor or master of architecture degree from an accredited program is required. Experience with Senior Living is preferred.

Construction Administrator

Are you organized and familiar with how a building is put together? We are looking for a Registered or Graduate Architect/Architectural Engineer with a minimum of five years’ experience to serve as a Construction Administrator. Candidates must have knowledge of construction contract documents and building codes, as well as strong organizational and communication skills.


Student Interns

RLPS regularly offers short-term, paid internships for qualified students to gain valuable hands-on knowledge to supplement classroom and studio learning opportunities. This program is for currently enrolled, full-time students who have completed a minimum of three years in an accredited architecture, interior design, marketing, graphics, accounting or other applicable programs appropriate to current internship openings.

As an 85-person firm with clients throughout the United States, we provide opportunities for a wide range of career development. In fact, 15 of our current employees began their careers at RLPS as a student intern.

Architectural interns may visit client sites, observe design/coordination meetings and actively participate in design pinups, with the ability to track time towards Architectural Experience Program (AXP) hours while working under a licensed professional. Student interns also have opportunities to participate in individual and group design challenges, assist with marketing/graphics development and provide an in-house presentation.

RLPS is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, ranked #32 among the Best Places to Live by US News and World Report, where historic preservation and a cutting-edge arts scene live and thrive side by side. Lancaster is also a short drive, bus ride or train trip to Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York City.

Here’s what recent student interns
had to say about their time with RLPS

“RLPS did an excellent job getting the interns involved throughout the office, making each intern feel included in the office community.” – Architectural Intern

“Taught me how to design in a style that differs from my own and the importance of designing to meet a client’s vision instead of one’s own.” –  Interior Design Intern

“The comfortable family atmosphere created by the staff made my summer very enjoyable.” – Construction Administration Intern

“I now feel like a more independent and confident modeler. Everyone I have worked with was very helpful and willing to set aside their work schedule and take the time to help me learn.” – Drafting Intern