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 or 250 Valleybrook Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601. Equal-opportunity employer

Current Openings

Specification Writer

RLPS is seeking an experienced specification writer/architect with a minimum of five years’ experience in preparing/editing specifications who also has strong organizational and communication skills to work closely with other team members and outside engineering consultants. Candidates should have knowledge of construction materials and systems and AIA MasterSpec, as well as experience in writing and editing specifications using Microsoft Word software. Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) or Registered Architect preferred.

Construction Administrator

RLPS is seeking a Registered or Graduate Architect/Architectural Engineer with a minimum of five years’ experience. Candidates must have knowledge of construction contract documents and building code requirements.  You will be the point person during the construction phase with diverse responsibilities for providing document reviews, responding to information requests, coordinating job site meetings and visiting construction sites to visually assess progress and quality of work. This position includes travel and requires strong organizational and communication skills working closely with other team members and personnel on job sites.

To confidentially apply for one of these full-time positions, please send your cover letter and resume to Stacy Hollinger Main, Partner, at or 250 Valleybrook Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601. Equal-opportunity employer

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 program 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 career 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.

To apply for an internship position, please send a resume and cover letter to Stacy Hollinger Main, Partner, at or 250 Valleybrook Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601. Equal-opportunity employer

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