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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.

Franklin & Marshall College – Schnader Hall

Big Changes in a Small Timeframe Continuing multi-phased student housing updates that have taken place at Franklin & Marshall College over the past five summers, the renovations to Schnader Hall had to be completed when students would not be in the building. This condensed renovation schedule required nimble planning so that students would be able…

Accessible Doesn’t Mean Institutional

Many designers and consumers alike have an aversion to anything labeled: accessible.  That particular label on an apartment can have a connotation of “institutional” or just plain not looking like all the other residential units.  Even in retirement living, the Type A apartments (or so-called “ADA” units), which are required by most building codes to…

In the 1950s, Architect Henry Y. Shaub Introduced Mid-Century Modern to Lancaster

This is the fourth article in a series focusing on Henry Y. Shaub, an architect who had a lasting impact on Lancaster County. Architects by nature are innovators as well as problem solvers.  Google CEO Eric Schmidt said “…innovators don’t just listen to what people tell them; they actually invent something new, something you didn’t know…