Projects

Murray Library Learning Commons, Messiah College

Mechanicsburg, PA

Renovations incorporated Learning Commons into the existing building and involved flexible design concepts being implemented through a multi-phased process that allowed the library to remain functional with the bulk of the work occurred during the summer. The design solution reconfigures the main floor to provide an enlarged “Barnes and Noble” style café and informal study area at the “front door.” This area has electrical power and wireless internet access throughout and includes a number of collaboration stations that support a range of group gatherings and meetings. Two multi-seat media tables in this area include an integrated audiovisual system that allows students to plug in laptops for viewing on the flat panel display. Both floors include new group study rooms with laptop connections, a flat panel display and built-in sound system and controls for group collaboration and meetings. Many of the Learning Commons areas utilize furnishings in lieu of built-ins to accommodate future updates as needed. The design solution also envisions a future mezzanine level to function as a quiet study area.

Award: American School & University Architectural Portfolio Outstanding Design

 

Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

Garden Spot Village

New Holland, PA

Community center updates began with reinventing the former café into a restaurant-style atmosphere that reflects a new attitude toward the dining experience. The behind-the-scenes serving lines were replaced with new food stations, open to dining areas. The second phase of renovations resulted in an updated entry experience and inviting activity areas. This included reinventing the main lobby and reception desk, general store renovations to add a coffee shop and converting previously underutilized parlor in to a theater.

Awards: Awards of Merit, Environments for Aging Design Showcase, AIA/LeadingAge Design for Aging Review, Remodel/Renovation Competition Finalist

Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography & Jeremy Hess Photography

Garden Spot Village

New Holland, PA

The Harvest Table provides a distinctive dining experience with a wood-fired oven highlighting the availability of made-to-order selections. This upscale, farm-to-table casual eatery features live cooking stations, an open pizza oven, a chef’s table and on-line ordering system. The Refresh coffee bar offers Starbucks beverages and grab and go selections.

Awards: Awards of Merit, Environments for Aging Design Showcase, AIA/LeadingAge Design for Aging Review, Remodel/Renovation Competition Finalist

 

Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography & Jeremy Hess Photography

Covenant Crossing at Brethren Village

Lititz, PA

Master planning resulted in a multi-phased CCRC expansion, beginning with 135 new apartments, dining room expansion and a new coffee shop. Phase II projects included a new 120-unit skilled nursing center, conversion of existing skilled nursing to assisted living and a new welcome center. Skilled nursing is organized into six households and includes dedicated memory care and post-acute care neighborhoods. Two of the assisted living neighborhoods are also dedicated to memory care. The welcome center houses administrative offices and a multi-functional assembly hall.

 

Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography