HRG Project Wins Certificate of Merit from the Lancaster County Planning Commission

Photo courtesy of the Lancaster County Planning Commission
(L-R) Dennis Stuckey, Dennis Reichel, Robert Shenk, Mary Frey, Joseph Puskar, Scott Martin, Leo Lutz

Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG) is pleased to announce that our project, the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Lancaster County Planning Commission at its Envision Leadership Awards Program on March 24 at the Manheim Township Public Library.

These awards recognize those in the community who embrace smart growth concepts and demonstrate the advantages of good planning.

The Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute provides a holistic approach to cancer treatment by combining multiple support services with the full suite of medical specialties under one roof in order to treat the patient’s body and spirit as one. The 70,000 square-foot, two-story building is part of Lancaster General Health’s Suburban Outpatient Pavilion.

As the civil engineer for this project, HRG worked with LGH and its entire team to incorporate many green and sustainable components into the design such as:

  •  A curved glass building facade with a southern exposure that promotes passive heating and cooling and natural lighting.
  • Trees to reduce the heat island effect.
  • Exterior lighting designed to eliminate off-site light pollution.
  • A stone base for the paving that used recycled site materials.
  • Eleven rain gardens and eleven bioswales to promote sustainable stormwater management.
  • A 10,000 gallon cistern to gather rainwater for site irrigation.



Originally founded in 1962, HRG has grown to be a nationally ranked Top 500 Design Firm, providing civil engineering, surveying and environmental services to public and private sector clients. The 200-person employee-owned firm currently has office locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.