December 22, 2016

Meet Our Newest Project Architect: Gretchen Weaver

We are pleased to introduce you to the newest member of the SAAarchitects team, Gretchen Weaver, AIA, CSI. Gretchen is from Mechanicsburg, PA, and joined us as a Project Architect on September 19th, 2016.

Gretchen is a PA-licensed architect who brings over 15 years of industry experience to the firm. She possesses a diverse portfolio, having worked on a wide variety of commercial projects ranging from historic preservation and renovations, to retail, multi-family, and municipal buildings. She has also worked on hotels, pools, and natatoriums.

In fitting with our long-time community focus, Gretchen has also helped to found a Harrisburg charity known as the Adult Learning Center. This charity partners with other local organizations to better prepare adults who are working toward attaining their GED.

We know that Gretchen will prove to be an excellent addition to our team, and are excited for our clients to meet her. Welcome, Gretchen!

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Gretchen Weaver – Project Architect

SAAarchitects Celebrates Completion of Anstadt Expansion Project

SAAarchitects was proud to have helped play a role in the major expansion of Manchester Township printing company Anstadt Communications. This project involved a $1.9 million expansion to extend the company’s marketing and manufacturing fulfillment abilities at their Farmtrail Road building.

In total, 18,000 square feet were added to the facility, expanding it to around 58,000 square feet. To complete this project, we were able to work in conjunction with talented and dedicated individuals from Stewart & Tate Construction, Site Design Concepts, and Paragon Engineering Services for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing needs.

We are proud to have helped give Anstadt Printing the room it deserves to continue growing as it has done since 1878, and we wish the business all the best of luck with this new expansion.

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December 6, 2016

SAAarchitects Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

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20th Anniversary Group Photo – SAA Architects

In September of this year, we celebrated our 20th Anniversary as an architectural firm. Over the last 20 years, we have worked to better the community and provide complete planning and design services to clients throughout Central Pennsylvania, Northern Maryland, and neighboring areas. We are so proud to have made it to this milestone, and to have made many wonderful connections and memories along the way that we will never forget. We look forward to continuing our award-winning work for many more years.

Our innovative architectural projects have covered the gamut–ranging from small renovation projects to the full-development of multi-million dollar facilities. We have worked to keep a diverse, broad portfolio, and have been recognized over the years for outstanding design of commercial, healthcare, residential, community, governmental, adaptive reuse, and educational projects. We hope that through our efforts, we also help to make our surrounding community both more beautiful and functional.

Our 20th Anniversary celebration was held on September 19th on the grounds of one of the projects we are so proud to have recently completed: The Bistro on the Green at the Out Door Country Club in York. This expansive project has since been enjoyed by the ODCC community. It was so well-regarded, in fact, that it earned national recognition from an article published in Club & Resort Business Magazine.

Our focus is, and will continue to be, providing personalized service and creating outstanding and sensible design with a financially responsible approach, something that we believe has helped us to stand out in the market and has played a huge role in our long-time success.

We also owe 20-years of success to our community, clients, and supporters, and would like to send each of you a very genuine thank you. We look forward to continuing to serve you.

November 21, 2016

Citation from House of Representatives

Recently, our firm was both proud and grateful to have been presented with a Citation from the House of Representatives. The Citation recognizes our many contributions to the community and to the citizens of the commonwealth; something that we have long strived to provide.

It was presented by State Representative Kevin Screiber during our 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Out Door Country Club in York at the end of September. For years, as a firm, we have worked to dedicate ourselves to not only bettering the community through our projects, but through regular participation in charitable donations. We have also worked to donate our time to various local charity organizations, and have been incredibly grateful for the partnerships we have made along the way. Our overwhelming goal is to create a thriving community and better quality of life for all local citizens.

We are truly honored for this recognition from the House of Representatives, and we look forward to continuing to provide effort that promotes community change and growth.


August 5, 2016

PFG Capital

PFG Capital’s new office location is boasting progress and getting everyone excited to relocate! Noticeable improvements from the before photo and the construction photos! The new roof monitors will provide lots of natural light into the centralized work areas, creating a high quality work environment. A fall completion and move in is anticipated. Check back again for final photos!

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June 10, 2016

Union House Apartments

Groundbreaking for the Union House Apartments in Lykens, PA! A momentous occasion to kick-off the renovation of two historic structures for 28 new residential apartments. This $11M project includes former hotel and lodge structures and will receive historic tax credits from the National Park Service and PHFA funding. Check back to watch the progress as these historic structures return to viable landmarks in this community once again!


Anstadt Communications Expands!

We love when steel goes up on a project! The building suddenly becomes very “real” and this project is no different! We are excited for Anstadt Communications and what this 19,000 SF addition will mean for their growing business!

April 13, 2016

Out Door Country Club article

SAAarchitects’ renovation project at the Out Door Country Club gets national attention in an article published in Club & Resort Business Magazine. Great exposure for a great club and its members! To read the full article, go to:

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To see more info and photos of this world class project, go to our Hospitality Portfolio!

Anstadt Communications’ Groundbreaking Ceremony

It might have been a gray day for a groundbreaking ceremony, but the future is bright for Anstadt Communications! Stewart & Tate Construction started construction for the 18,000 square foot expansion project. The $1.9M project will expand Anstadt’s manufacturing and fulfillment capabilities a their headquarters located at 3300 Farmtrail Road in York, PA. SAAarchitects is thrilled to be a part of this team supporting the growth of a fifth generation, family-owned print communications and marketing services provider that has been in business in York since 1878! Check back to see the progress that is slated for a fall 2016 completion!
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