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Architect highlighted family business with an Art Deco facade

This is the third article in a series focusing on Henry Y. Shaub, an architect who had a lasting impact on Lancaster County. There remains an unwritten rule in the world of architects:  Never work for family!   However, there are always exceptions to every rule and Lancaster architect Henry Y. Shaub broke that rule in 1929…

Ephrata High School

This renovation project took the high school’s existing library and converted it into a media center resource incorporating 21st Century Learning practices. RLPS facilitated a student design competition and their subsequent participation in an intense one-day design charrette. We continued to work with the students and District representatives to develop preliminary concepts for group learning,…

Kerry Sacco

Our C.H. Walton Gallery currently features oil paintings by Kerry Sacco. Ms. Sacco graduated from Millersville University and a subsequent move back to Philadelphia and enrollment in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts led to her rediscovery of oil paintings. She currently resides in Lancaster, PA and exhibits throughout the area. She also runs a…

1915 YWCA gave Lancaster architect Shaub his career-boosting opportunity

This is the second in a series focusing on Henry Y. Shaub, an architect who had a lasting impact on Lancaster County. All architects wait for the “big one,” the opportunity to showcase their talent and accelerate their careers.  For another notable Lancaster architect, C. Emlen Urban, it was the Southern Market in 1888 at the…

Fig & Barrel Pub

The owners had simple criteria for their new pub space:  “it had to be old, it had to be authentic and it had to have history.”  Located in the Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB) district for the City of York, the 110-year old building had beautiful, original brick walls. The existing brick was one of…

DOWNTOWN LANCASTER WALKING TOUR

Gregg Scott, FAIA, Partner Emeritus at RLPS Architects, will be hosting a private walking tour of Historic Downtown Lancaster, highlighting the impressive architectural career of Lancaster’s own C. Emlen Urban.  This tour will highlight a diverse mix of commercial and residential buildings reflecting a myriad of architectural styles, all within a few blocks of the…

The Evolution of A Senior Housing Model: Hybrid Homes™ 2.0

Hybrid homes™ evolved as a new senior housing model that enabled providers to incrementally add independent housing with more flexible financing options and the potential for a la carte service offerings with a higher density footprint than stand-alone cottages. This model appeals to consumers for its outdoor connections, emphasis on natural light and appealing amenities…

Hybrid Homes™: The Best of Both Worlds

Emerging ideas in architecture and interior design are creating new models of independent living, pushed by baby boomer seniors who don’t want to sacrifice their lifestyles and love of outdoor spaces to move into a senior living community.  One design solution that has been popping up at communities across the county is the hybrid homes™—built…

Hybrid Homes

Hybrid Homes™ Hybrid homes are a new senior housing model that allow providers to incrementally add independent living with more flexible financing options and the potential for a la carte services in a higher density footprint than stand-alone cottages. The hybrid model is unique to each community, but these homes are all about the corner…