Our Approach

Beers + Hoffman approaches every project uniquely with a blank canvas, taking time to truly get to know you, and provide a positive, shared design experience for everyone.  We listen to your wants, desires, priorities, budget and your time frame to define the project scope. The spatial and functional needs of occupants are studied, and physical and historical/cultural context is surveyed. Applying the latest advancements in creative architecture services, we collaboratively develop the appropriate solution that meets your needs for many years to come.

Project Delivery Process

The overall construction delivery method may either be a Design Team Partnering (Design-Build) with an integrated design process teaming the owner-architect-contractor or the “traditional” bid (Design-Bid-Process) used mostly by public entities.


Your Experience

Most individuals only work with an architect once or twice in their life. It is not everyday that a business grows enough to warrant a new office, or a congregation finds itself in a position to expand. These are exciting moments, to be sure! At Beers + Hoffman, we recognize this and genuinely appreciate the opportunity to be a part of your future.

Creating together.

Working with an architect is very different than what popular culture would lead you to believe. In fact, it is much more rewarding than you can imagine! First, we listen. After all, no one understands your situation better than you do. We take the time to not just learn about your project, but to fully grasp what your goals are. Only then can we work collaboratively to find the most creative, yet practical solutions to meet your needs. It really is that simple. You share. We learn. Together, we achieve success.

Our Mission

To enhance enjoyment of the built environment where we live, learn, work, worship, heal and play, through responsible, creative architecture.

Architectural Services

Facility & Feasibility Studies

Analyze current condition of existing building facilities and their system and the impact of current building codes to determine usefulness and return on investment recommendations. Analyze the client’s budget, needs and goals to determine the feasibility of renovating and/or additions compared to constructing a new building.

Master Planning

Develop a master plan for the overall use of the site and building(s) that can be sequenced into phases as the budget permits.

Project Programming

Work with the client to establish a program to determine the type, number and size of various spaces required for a complete project. The firm has developed specialized surveys for various project types to assist with this process.

3-D Renderings & Animations 

To assist in visually understanding the aesthetic direction of a project (and to promote fundraising as necessary), 3-D computer generated perspective renderings, computer animations, and/or hand-drawn renderings are produced. The use of Autodesk Revit software to develop a Building Information Model (BIM) as a 3D virtual building, aids in this process.

Creative Design

Provide early concept sketches and schematic design based on the project program and budget. These schematics drawings can be advanced in design development and then used in either project delivery process.

Sustainable Design

Approach design with the intent of implementing all potential sustainable concepts. With LEED Accredited Professional architects on staff, each project is analyzed and strategically approached to achieve the highest appropriate level of sustainability.

Permit Drawings

Produce drawings required by the local municipality to secure a building permit. These construction documents may be part of either project delivery process. Review an existing or new facility design to ensure compliance with municipal, state, and federal building codes and ADA guidelines.

Interior Design

Provide interior space planning, finish selection and coordination, furniture procurement and installation, artwork, signage, and accessories selection.

“You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledge hammer on the construction site.”

– Frank Lloyd Wright

Explore Our Experience

Religious

Churches, synagogues, and other places of worship.

Educational

K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions.

Commercial

Offices, retail stores, restaurants, and corporate properties.

Healthcare

Hospitals, clinics, urgent care centers, and medical offices.

Senior Living

CCRC’s, assisted living, and skilled nursing facilities.

Municipal

Municipal offices, libraries, rec. centers and other public works.

Residential

Private residences, apartments, condominiums, and developments.

Already have a project in mind?

We would love to hear more about what you are envisioning.

Awards & Affiliations

Awards

The General Sutter Inn, Lititz, PA

2019 Excellence in Construction Award to Benchmark Construction Company – Renovation Under $1 Million – The Associated Builders and Contractors Association.

Brent L. Miller Jewelers & Goldsmiths, Lancaster, PA

2015 Excellence in Construction Award to Warfel Construction Company – Commercial Under $2 Million – The Associated Builders and Contractors Association.

Wheatland Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, PA

2015 Excellence in Construction Award to Horst Construction Co. – Renovation Under $1 Million – The Associated Builders and Contractors Association.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, York, PA

2013 Merit Award – The Associated Builders and Contractors Association. 

Bright Side Baptist Church & Opportunities Center, Lancaster, PA

2008 Solomon Awards as the national winner in four categories – Most Innovative Church Facility, Best Church Design – New Construction Project, Best Overall Building Project and Best Special Project – presented by Church Production Magazine and Worship Facilities Magazine.

Fawn United Methodist Church, Fawn Grove, PA

2008 Excellence in Construction Award – The Associated Builders and Contractors Association

Spang Crest Manor – Christman Memory Center, Lebanon, PA

2007 Excellence in Construction Award – The Associated Builders and Contractors Association

The Oaks Corporate Center, Lancaster, PA

2007 Excellence in Construction Award – The Associated Builders and Contractors Association

Ephrata Community Hospital, Ephrata, PA

2006 Excellence in Construction Award – The Associated Builders and Contractors Association Outstanding Contributions in Serving as Design Professional
2002 Excellence in Construction Awards – The Associated Builders and Contractors Association

Garden Spot Village, New Holland, PA

2005 Excellence in Construction Awards – The Associated Builders and Contractors Association
2002 Excellence in Construction Awards – The Associated Builders and Contractors Association

St. John Chysostom Antiochian Orthodox Church, York, PA

2005 Excellence in Construction Awards – The Associated Builders and Contractors Association

Cornwall Manor – Buckingham Mansion, Cornwall, PA

1999 Design Award for Excellence – The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

Lititz Public Library, Lititz, PA

Showcased in the December 1999 Issue of Library Journal Magazine.
Of the 225 national projects featured, Lititz Library was one of only 12 with a photo of their project accompanying the article.

Lebanon Federal Credit Union, Lebanon, PA

The 1995 Award of Excellence – Wolverine Siding Corporation

Loeffler-Pitt Dental Associates, Lancaster, PA

The 1993 Community Development Award – Robert F. Vanderslice Jr. Trust

Old Guard Insurance Office Building, Lancaster, PA

The 1992 Community Development Award – Robert F. Vanderslice Jr. Trust

Salem United Church of Christ, Rohrerstown, PA

Architectural Honor Award for a Church Alteration and Addition – The Pennsylvania Council of Churches

Reading Railroad Station, Reading, PA

Citation of Design Excellence – Central Pennsylvania Chapter, American Institute of Architects*
First Annual Award for Adaptive Re-use – Given by Interiors magazine

Lebanon County Prison, Lebanon, PA

Citation as a model for the State of Pennsylvania – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania*
Honor Award for Excellence in Architectural Design – Pennsylvania Society of Architects

* Projects before the formation of Beers & Hoffman Ltd. Architects which Robert L. Beers designed as the Project Architect.