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IQ Home: Purpose-Driven Technology Keeps Residents Connected

The mindful combination of technology and design keeps residents connected to their social networks while fostering independence in senior living. Nearly 20% of Americans age 62–91 report feeling lonely frequently. – Connect2Affect report It’s well documented that people who feel lonely are at greater health risk both physically and emotionally. Of the primary contributing factors…

IQ Home: Intentional Design for Resident Safety

Mindful design focuses on preventing falls, reducing hospitalizations and championing confidence in aging independently On an annual basis, more than one in four older adults will fall, and it’s the top reason for hospitalization in those age 65+. It’s also one of the top reasons why seniors have to leave their homes and enter assisted…

IQ Homes

IQ Homes The “IQ Home” is a smart home housing model designed from the inside out to support independence, confidence and an active lifestyle. The project is a partnership between RLPS Architects and Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, PA, to extend the time that residents can successfully and actively age in place before moving to a higher…

LeadingAge 2018 Conference

Thank you to our many clients and business associates, as well as new connections, from this year’s event in Philadelphia!  We attended a number of great sessions sharing new ideas, current challenges and emerging trends. RLPSers were also be part of the speaker’s panel for the following educational sessions at this year’s conference. Click on…

Architecture You Could Bank ON

C. Emlen Urban Series – Part 19 Interestingly, C. Emlen Urban used the description “solid and enduring” to describe his design intent for the Stevens High School during the dedication ceremonies on December 22, 1905.  However, there is no more suitable description than solid and enduring to describe the four freestanding banks that he authored…

Architect Still Thinking Outside the Department Store Box

C. Emlen Urban Series:  Part 18 We may never know what drove C. Emlen Urban in his relentless quest for excellence, but his passion for architectural innovation and experimentation was unparalleled.  By 1921, the 58-year-old Urban was celebrating his 35th year of practice and had completed well over 130 commissions in Lancaster and Dauphin Counties…

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…