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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…

The Villas at RiverMead Hybrid Homes

The Villas at RiverMead provide a new hybrid homes™ option that complements the existing cottages and apartments.  Taking advantage of the site contours so that the parking level is tucked into the hillside, the four-story hybrid buildings reinforce the residential scale of the campus. The two buildings include 12 corner villas, four on each floor….

My First Job Interview

  24 years is a long time.  That is even longer to be at one architecture firm.  That’s how long I’ve been in the employ of RLPS Architects.  The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics released a report in September of 2018 that shows the median tenure for employees with their current company is just 4.3 years. …

Springwell Apartments

We began with a planning initiative focused on expansion to help this senior living rental community meet a growing demand for larger apartments with a second bedroom or den and more modern amenities.  The design result was The Homestead, a 144,000 square-foot four-story apartment building and a two-story commons building. This expansion project added 99…