May 8, 2015

One West Market Project Unveiled!

Marketway_CAM01_02SAAarchitects is proud to announce a fantastic new project—the rendering of which is set to be publicly presented at a press event tonight! We are pairing with PeoplesBank: A Codorus Valley Company and Yohn Property Management in York for a large renovation at One West Market featuring something for everyone!

PeoplesBank will be combining their existing 2 downtown offices to move to this new location, which will offer customers a spacious 3,800 square foot branch office. The office will be just part of a large mixed-use building set to house a new restaurant with outdoor seating and other existing commercial suites, including a printing facility, attorney’s office, Subway, and Downtown Inc.

The upper levels of the building will feature 47 residential apartments and 3 additional commercial suites. Visitors and renters will also enjoy a below-grade parking garage, rooftop garden, glass atrium, and new, contemporary glass and steel canopy structures. The project will include an updated facade renovation as well. We look forward to beginning work on it!

April 24, 2015

Out Door Country Club Update

Last month, SAAarchitects began Phase 1 of the exciting new renovations at the Out Door Country Club in York. When completed, the renovations and expansions provided will allow ODCC to offer more flexibility and more luxury while entertaining members.

This week, we have some exciting updates on the status of this project. All new landscaping is completed and looks wonderful—and the patio area is now a very spacious 5,100 square feet!

We have completed the new pavers over both the former and new patio areas, and are currently working on accent lighting and fire pit installation, which will provide some great ambiance for members and guests. We are excitedly waiting for new furniture and movable planters to be placed as the ‘finishing touches’ to this beautiful new outdoor area, which is sure to be greatly enjoyed.

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April 16, 2015

Maclay Street Restoration for the PA Farm Show

Maclay Street FacadeConstruction is set to begin this month on restoration of the historic Maclay Street facades of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.

This is the initial part of a multi-phase project which will provide full restoration of the facades and provide a fix for current water penetration issues through the historic mason and decorative cast-stone elements.

The Maclay Street facades are the most characteristic and memorable facades of the extensive complex, containing very unique, detailed decorative frieze bands which display a whimsical parade of livestock moving toward the Pennsylvania State Coat of Arms.

The Maclay entrance itself was originally the main entrance of the Farm Show, and its Art Deco ornaments were designed to create an identity for the Farm Show and make it a memorable, thematic destination for visitors. This was the first building constructed, and opened its doors on January 19th, 1931.

The challenges of this undertaking involve removing and salvaging the historic cast-stone elements and bricks, installing metal flashings which are compatible with the historic masonry components, and carefully reconstructing the parapets and beautiful frieze bands without changing their appearance.

The finished project will keep all of the history and beauty of the current building, but will protect and seal it for long-term sustainability, so that people can enjoy it when visiting the ever-popular PA Farm Show Complex for years to come. SAAarchitects is honored to be a part of this significant and gratifying venture.

April 9, 2015

SAAarchitects & ABC Keystone celebrate a job well done!

ribbon cuttingOn April 7th, The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors celebrated the completion of a $5.2 million expansion and renovation of their headquarters and training center with a “ribbon cutting” ceremony.

This, however, was no traditional ribbon-cutting! Quite appropriately, the chapter chose to saw through 7 pieces of lumber instead.

SAAarchitects was thrilled to be there to celebrate, and even happier to be a part of this project, which increased square footage to allow for almost double enrollment numbers for students over the next few years.

The larger facility, now called the ‘Keystone Center for Construction Careers,’ will also allow for additional classes in new trades. Its main focus will be providing education within the construction industry that will give people the skills necessary to obtain well-paying, lifelong careers that they will enjoy, rather than just jobs.

ABC Keystone represents over 600 construction-related firms locally and is also part of a national association with 72 chapters representing more than 19,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms. The education that they will now be able to provide to students throughout south-central PA will be sure to leave a powerful impact on the community.

See news coverage of this fun celebration here:

April 2, 2015

Join Our Team!

SAAarchitects is a fast-growing, 10-person architectural and interior design firm, soon to be celebrating our 20-year anniversary. Located in a former silk mill in York, PA we provide a casual working environment with a focus on finding enjoyment and pride in the work we do and fostering consistent enthusiasm for dynamic design.

Does this sound like something that you might enjoy being a part of? Are you self-motivated, creative, and driven? If so, we have great news! Our team is currently looking to hire a Project Architect and an Intern Architect.

Project Architect applicants should be licensed with a minimum of 5 years of experience, while Intern Architects should have a minimum of a Bachelor of Architecture degree and 3-5 years of experience. These positions offer full benefits and flexible schedules.

Interested parties are asked to send resumes, references, and salary requirements to Vicky Lentz via email at: We look forward to hearing from you!SAA 008

March 27, 2015

Expanding Medical Opportunities in York

Summer 2015 is set to bring lots of great new projects SAA’s way. One of these projects will be the construction of an all-new 10,000 square-foot medical office in York, which will house Hunter’s Hill Eye Care and several other medical offices designed to provide excellent care for the local community’s needs.

SAA is working to provide Hunter’s Hill Eye Care with a customized optometry office for their expanding optometry practice. We are excited for construction to begin, (and, of course, sunshine—) and will be sure to keep you posted as this project progresses.


March 19, 2015

York’s Out Door Country Club Undergoes Exciting New Renovations

SAAarchitects is currently moving through Phase 1 of what will be a truly beautiful, multi-phase project at the Out Door Country Club in York.

Demolition has begun, and renovations are set for the golf course’s 19th Hole as well as a new kitchen, entrance, and expanded patio. The new, secondary kitchen, will be complete with a rotisserie and wood oven featuring the Club’s signature flatbreads and pizzas!  The expanded patio area will feature a fire pit for small group conversation gathering and outdoor utilities for large outing patio serving stations.

These renovations and expansions will allow ODCC to offer more flexibility with their summer serving schedule for members, and are sure to provide members and their guests with more luxury and leisure than ever before!


December 10, 2014

East Manchester House Moved

SAA is excited to be a part of this unique project!  Moving a 1954 brick rancher to a new location on the Gross family’s 380-acre farm.  In total, the family home was moved about one mile and took only three hours to complete.  No project is too big or too small, too near or too far, SAA can assist with your project in many ways!  For more information on the move check out the article below.

East Manchester House Moved to Make Room for Mega Warehouse


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