Firm News & Insights // September 2020

Lenhardt Rodgers Announces Growing Leadership

With steady growth over the course of its 70-year history, Lenhardt Rodgers Architecture + Interiors announces an expanded leadership team with the appointment of three principals. Each new principal brings distinct expertise to the leadership team, positioning the firm for continued growth and expansion into new markets with more comprehensive services.

  • Kevin Ebling, Associate AIA, advances technology and building science initiatives for the firm in addition to ensuring successful project completion and overseeing construction administration.
  • Jackie Patterson elevates the essential service of interior design and procurement to the principal level, further investing resources to provide clients with a fully integrated design.
  • Deborah Seitz, AIA, leverages her expertise in multi-family, affordable housing, and other market sectors while leading business development expanding the firms’ portfolio and sustainability goals.

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BCJ Hosts Reimagining the Rust Belt — Building Authentic, Sustainable Ecosystems for Innovation

Join Bohlin Cywinski Jackson for another installment of their “Year of Gathering” series on September 29th. This conversation will delve into innovation and adaptive reuse looking at Pittsburgh as a case study. Speakers include:

Senior Research Fellow, Remaking Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University

Petra Mitchell
President and CEO, Catalyst Connection

Kent Suhrbier, AIA, LEED AP
Principal, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Alicia Volcy
Design and Development Consultant, Studio Volcy

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There’s a Code for That? Hand Sanitizer Station Guidelines for Schools & Campuses

RLPSJim Mehaffey, AIA, shares insights on the differing opinions regarding best scenarios for getting back to class.

Did you know that hand sanitizers are addressed in the International Building Code and the International Fire Code for all school and campus buildings? According to the codes, hand sanitizer is not considered a hazardous material if dispensers are installed correctly and limited quantities of material are stored appropriately.  However, incorrectly installed or stored supplies risk being flagged by code enforcement officials as hazardous material.

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Several Parks Across Pennsylvania Are Getting Some Much-needed Improvements As Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects Works With The State’s Department Of Conservation And Natural Resources

If you find Architect Bruce Johnson working in the middle of the woods, without a building in sight, what could he possibly be doing there? It’s a good question, Johnson says, chuckling. While most people correlate Architecture with historic preservation or towering city structures, the design expertise of an Architect can also be of value when it comes to Pennsylvania State Parks.

“I think the key is that Architects have a vast knowledge in dealing with a wide range of disciplines,” Johnson says. “An Architect can design a beautiful building, but an Architect also orchestrates a lot of other elements to create a cohesive project.”

That range of expertise is giving Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects a chance to work with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to make improvements to State Parks as far as Ryerson Station in Green County to Gifford Pinchot in M&D’s hometown of York County.

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SITIO Welcomes Alex Bruce

SITIO welcomes Alex Bruce, AIA, to the team! Alex is a Passive House certified architect who draws upon his passions for urban and landscape design to create contextually sensible and environmentally sustainable buildings. Alex has been instrumental to the design, documentation, and execution of mixed-income, market rate, and mixed-use housing. He serves the co-Chair of the AIA Philadelphia Housing Committee and is a long-time volunteer and project lead for the Community Design Collaborative.

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Small Firms and Allied Members Recognized for their Commitment to Professional Excellence, Business Growth, and the Community

Join us in congratulating Chris Dawson Architect (CDA) and Murray Associates Architects for their recognition as two of the Central Penn Business Journal’s game-changing small businesses of the year! Additional kudos go to AIA Pennsylvania Allied Member honorees, Members 1st Federal Credit Union, and Mowery Construction‘s David Cross for his distinction as most admired CEO.

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DIGSAU and ISA honored with National Housing Awards

The National chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has recognized seven new residential designs with their 2020 Housing Awards. Two of these projects and their firms call Pennsylvania home. Join us in congratulating Philadelphia based DIGSAU and ISA on their honors and follow the link to view their best in housing projects, both previously recognized with AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Design Awards Silver Medals.

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