Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects' work can be found all over the city of York. In just a few square miles, we've contributed to more than 40 buildings over the past several years. Rather than simply list every project, we decided to make a little game out of it.
M&D's design approach for the New Lexington Market focuses on fostering a positive experience and an engaging environment for the customers, vendors and visitors – both inside the building and outside the walls between Eutaw and Paca streets.
The renovation at York Central Market and the design of Harrisburg Area Community College’s Advanced Technology Center & Library/Learning Center are two projects of great pride for Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects.
From the Washington County Senior Center in Maryland to the Reid Menzer Memorial Skatepark in York County, Pa., Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects was recognized for its design contributions to community improvement projects.
The local American Institute of Architects chapter recently recognized a Philadelphia University Architecture student with this year’s Central Pennsylvania Architects Foundation Fund Architecture Scholarship.
Frank Dittenhafer (Class of 1978) was first elected to the Penn State Architecture Alumni Group board six years ago, serving for four years as a board member before being elected as that body’s president for two one-year terms. He remains on the board today, as the most recent past president as his tenure ended on June 30th.
While Murphy & Dittenhafer’s interior design department has been transforming interior spaces for decades, the expansion and relocation of the design department from the Hotel Codorus to “c o d” in June spurred the firm to officially launch and brand M&D Interiors.
Two Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects projects were recently named recipients of Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards: The Zimmerman Center for Heritage has been selected to receive an Initiative Award in Education, while The Forum Auditorium has been selected to receive a Construction-Public & Institutional Properties award.
Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects, along with partner the Time Group, recently embarked on what will be a six-month review and evaluation of the Northwest Triangle in York, with an eye toward new construction on the land, which takes its name from a bend in the Codorus Creek it borders.
Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects are specialists at renovations, repurposing, and the adaptive reuse of aging campus buildings – particularly ‘vintage’ modern structures like Myer Hall originally constructed in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
“If people are looking and saying, ‘Look what Prince George’s Community College is doing,’ it sparks that curiosity about the interesting and exciting things they have going on. The building can communicate that message.”
It’s important to Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects that the community spaces people visit as part of their daily routines are considered thoroughly, as with the York Jewish Community Center. The firm looks for opportunities to be energy efficient and sustainable and always work to integrate design with the surrounding environment.