Testimonials

Stevens School Apartments

"We enjoy selecting from the options Hammel Associates present and being engaged with them in the design process. I've been impressed with the diversity, ranging from timeless classics to commercial designs."

Ruth Ecklin
Ecklin Development Company

City of Lancaster, PA

"The City of Lancaster has engaged Hammel Associates Architects for numerous commissions over the past two decades. They have always excelled at the important early steps of planning and conceptual design and then followed through with high quality architectural design and administration."

Charlotte Katzenmoyer
Director of Public Works, City of Lancaster

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Grandview United Methodist Church

"Ted has a strong, compelling aesthetic vision and understands the value of sacred space. He is particularly sensitive to working with a church community full of many people with diverse opinions. We could not be more pleased with the outcome or the process. We are delighted to recommend Hammel Associates to others."

Rev. Michael I. Alleman
Grandview United Methodist Church

Industrial and Manufacturing Facilities Design

"Their conceptual design, building code review and cost estimate coordination allowed us to make important decisions early in the process and guide us to a cost efficient solution. Creative design solutions are always important and Hammel Associates delivers. Additionally, they provided high quality technical work and were extremely easy to work with. I highly recommend the firm to others."

Mark Anderson
Industrial Facility Manager

Private Residential

"After interviewing local builders we opted to commission Hammel Associates Architects to design our house expansion and reorganization. Our beautiful, open plan kitchen is meticulously designed. Their attention to the details and suggestions for products and materials were instrumental in creating wonderful spaces and long-term investment value. Thank you Hammel Associates; we highly recommend you."

Allison Shirker, MD

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Public Housing

"The York Housing Authority looks forward to working with Hammel Associates on future projects and highly recommends the firm for similar projects with other organizations."

W. Craig Zumbrun
former Executive Director

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SACA Development Corporation

“It has been my pleasure to work with Hammel Associates Architects on numerous projects over the past thirty years. They always achieve exceptional results and are a good fit with our business culture. Tec Centro is filled with natural light and is a very welcoming place. Hammel Associates provided the interior design, color selections and assisted with all of the furniture selections. Their involvement throughout the whole process provided a distinctive, unified design that is a delight to staff, students and visitors. I expect to work with Hammel Associates in the future and highly recommend them.”

Carlos Graupera
President, SACA Development Corporation

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School District of Lancaster

“In the years of working with Hammel Associates while with the School District of Lancaster, I found them to be more diligent in obtaining client input, more approachable in accepting and understanding the Owners expectations, and more knowledgeable of many of the important code and other regulatory requirements than most “educational” architectural firms. Additionally, they bring a unique perspective and insight to projects. Their knowledge and experience have proven valuable on the many occasions I utilized their services. I recommend them highly.”

Gregory R. Collins
Former Facility Manager, School District of Lancaster

Wickersham Construction and Engineering, Inc

"Hammel’s attention to design details and drawing quality allow us to be effective and efficient in the execution of our work. They respond to changing needs in a timely manner. We recommend the Hammel Associates Architects team and look forward to working with them on future projects.”

Joseph J. Dougherty III
Vice President, Wickersham Construction and Engineering, Inc.

Southeast Lancaster Health Services

"We would like to thank you for your part in designing our beautiful 14,600 sq. ft. Medical and Dental Center. You listened to our needs and concerns and found a solution to any problem. The design fits in well with the architecture of the neighborhood. Your staff are creative, sincere, honest, and dependable. I would never hesitate to recommend you."

Fran Jones
Former Building Director, SouthEast Lancaster Health Services, Inc.

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UGI Employees Federal Credit Union

“Our credit union President/CEO, board of directors, and building committee were very pleased with our working relationship. In addition to the design, we contracted Hammel Associates to act on our behalf as construction administrators. The professional quality of Hammel’s work is evident in the finished product.”

William D. Seidel
Treasurer and Building Committee Chairman, UGI Employees Federal Credit Union

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Warfel Construction Company

“The drawing quality Hammel Associates Architects provided was of exemplary value and their Project Management communications were excellent. In addition, their ability to be prompt and accurate was commendable.”

Donald W. Banzhof, III
LEED AP Vice President, Warfel Construction Company

Wohlsen Construction Company

"Wohlsen Construction Company has completed many successful projects with your firm and I am pleased to comment that experience, as well as your firm’s technical abilities, and the high quality of your construction documents. We congratulate you on your commitment to providing a quality product. Equally important to your technical capabilities is your willingness to communicate. This is what I have personally appreciated over the years."

William H. Forry
Vice President, Wohlsen Construction Company

Moravian Manor Retirement Community

“This firm is energetic and always thinking ahead. Their design work is fresh and inventive. Our three phase Mews neighborhood was so popular that it sold out during phase one. I recommend Hammel Associates to everyone. “

Calvin Levis
Former Board Member, Moravian Manor Retirement Community

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Moravian Manor Retirement Community

“We willingly offer this recommendation for Hammel Associates Architects who worked as the Project Architect and Administrator in the construction project at Moravian Manor (approx.. $16.5 MM value). This 2-year project included both new and renovation work in phased sequence in a fully occupied/operational facility. The Hammel Associates project team was directly responsible for the successful completion of the project. They were committed to insuring the success of the project and literally did whatever it took to get the job done. We were particularly impressed with their customer service approach, enthusiasm and perseverance in the execution of their duties. Their diligent efforts were essential to our having successfully completed the project.”

Kevin T. Glah
Former Vice President – Facilities & Project Management, Moravian Manor Retirement Community

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Private Residential

“My husband and I hired Hammel to add an outdoor roof trellis to our back patio and we could not be more pleased with the overall process as well as the outcome. We found the organization to be prompt, professional, extremely well organized, and competitive in price. The attention to detail was exceptional. They made it easy to weigh multiple options and make decisions on what type of material would be best for our job and budget. I highly recommend Hammel Associates Architects, LLC and look forward to using them for future projects.”

Joy S. Makoid

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Hamilton Club

“Hammel Associates provided creative and project management leadership necessary for this complicated project. The new additions were built on top pf 1950 era additions and needed to compliment our historic 1898 Chateau style clubhouse, while providing the modern amenities necessary to the continued vitality of the club. In addition to providing the architectural services and managing the mechanical and electrical design, Hammel Associates prepared a sequencing plan and project schedule that allowed the club to remain operational during construction. They were available on short notice to answer questions and guided us thru the issues in a friendly and professional manner. The Building Renovation Committee and I highly recommend Hammel Associates Architects.”

Alex T. Schneebacher, Jr.
Chairman, Building Renovation Committee, Hamilton Club

Lancaster Central Market

"The planning for this renovation was thorough and meticulous. For this, we must thank Hammel Associates and project architect Ted Vedock. The careful attention to our ongoing operational needs allowed us to remain open during the entire renovation schedule. The design recommendations Hammel brought to the project found that perfect balance between preservation, restoration and enhancement. The management Hammel Associates exercised over the entire project was exceptional. They set high standards for themselves and for all project partners. Hammel Associates gets our enthusiastic endorsement.”

Valerie Moul
Chair, The Central Market Trust

Rolex Watch, USA, Inc

"I recently had the opportunity to visit our facility in Lititz and was reminded of the value of working with your firm, recalling the level of insight gleaned from your involvement with Rolex . . . from the initial design phase and development of our Lititz site. From the outset, your firm’s sensitivity to the Swiss level of detail was instrumental in the successful completion of what remains our company’s most ambitious construction project to date in the U.S. On behalf of Rolex management and all of us who have collaborated with you on these projects, we thank you for your professionalism and guidance in creating workspaces that are truly a pleasure to work in, and address our productivity requirements as well. We look forward to working together on future developments."

Charles Berthiaume
Senior Vice President of Technical Operations, Rolex Watch, USA, Inc.

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Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories

"I have ALWAYS received outstanding service, quick responses, innovative solutions to problems and the impression that I am their most valuable client. I believe the values of Hammel Associates are very much aligned with the values of our organization. It is refreshing to have a provider on our team that we can count on day in and day out."

Samuel Huber, BS
Facility Manager, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories

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Public Housing

“I highly recommend Hammel Associates Architects, LLC for architectural or engineering services. Hammel has displayed complete professionalism and a high degree of technical expertise, beyond the Authority’s expectations. Principal Ted Vedock has been particularly outstanding. The quality of construction documents produced by Hammel has also been excellent, consistently reducing change orders encountered during construction.”

Douglas Pape
Interim Executive Director, Housing Authority of the City of Nanticoke

Public Housing

“Since 2009, the York Housing Authority has enjoyed a relationship with Hammel Associates Architects. It is with confidence in the quality of their design work, technical expertise and professionalism that we have continued to retain their firm to provide architectural services. Our projects are completed on time and with high standards for workmanship and product applications that result in unusually high quality end product. The York Housing Authority looks forward to working with Hammel Associates Architects on future projects and highly recommends the firm to other organizations.”

W. Craig Zumbrun
Former Executive Director, York Housing Authority

Lancaster Country Day School

"First and foremost, Hammel Associates are extremely creative architects who come up with new and different ways of doing things. They do not seem to be confined by quick and obvious solutions … They have a genuine understanding of the need to design attractive, functional space at a reasonable cost."

Richard D. Johnson
Headmaster, Lancaster Country Day School

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Dauphin County Library System

“ In the 17 years that we have been working with Hammel Associates Architects, our collaborative work includes six construction projects and numerous consulting assignments that demonstrate the firm’s abilities with a wide variety of situations. We have always been very pleased with the staff’s willingness to listen to us first and throughout the process. Hammel’s open and collaborative approach is highly valued. It gives me great pleasure to provide my highest recommendation for this firm.”

Richard Bowra
Former Executive Director, Dauphin County Library System

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First Presbyterian Church

“The design concerns were well-resolved with an impressive blend of imagination, practicality, energy, creativity, and respect. Hammel understood our needs and our dreams; they interpreted both in a creative style backed by admirable technical expertise. Their design made a bold, yet classic statement – a thoroughly pleasing interpretation. I would not hesitate to work with Hammel Associates Architects in the future. In fact, I would welcome the opportunity.”

Susan Moedinger
Chair, Sanctuary Preservation task Force, First Presbyterian Church

Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church

"The Hammel Associates staff was honest, thorough, calm, and attentive. They patiently understood that congregations often take longer than the business world to arrive at a decision, and they provided helpful, detailed guidance for church leaders who had never before been involved in a building project. Our newly expanded lobby has more than fulfilled our hope of providing a welcoming and hospitable space - truly the crossroad of the facility - linking workshop, education, music, and service."

The Rev. David R. Rowe
Pastor, Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church

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City of Lancaster, PA

“The City of Lancaster has engaged Hammel Associates Architects for numerous commissions over the past two decades. They have always excelled at the important early steps of planning and conceptual design and then followed through with high quality architectural design and administration. The award winning, National Register listed Central Market project combined building restoration with modernizing mechanical and electrical services. Hammel Associates provided services as the Owner’s Project Representative for both the Market and Lancaster’s Office of Promotion (LOOP) projects and both were completed on time and with minimal change orders. The positive results of our interaction with Hammel Associates speak for themselves and we enthusiastically recommend them.”

Charlotte Katzenmoyer
Director of Public Works, City of Lancaster

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

“Your ability to efficiently adapt the prototype designs to various applications, including renovations, upgrades and new stores throughout the state, has been a valued attribute. The drawings produced by your firm are always of the highest quality and consistently returned within the established timelines. Thank you for your work on our projects. I highly recommend the services of Hammel Associates Architects.”

Barry L. Bauer
Construction Manager, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

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Ecklin Development Company

"Hammel Associates has provided exceptional interior design services for us since 1991. They’ve worked with us at our residence, in residential investment properties and for commercial interiors. The designs are inventive and the feedback is always positive."

Ruth Ecklin
Ecklin Development Company

Fulton Steamboat Inn

"The results of Hammel’s interior design work are excellent and I highly recommend their professional services."

Stephen Sikking
General Partner, Fulton Steamboat Inn

Blue Ball National Bank

“You and your associates did a great job in understanding the needs of the bank and developing design and implementation plans which resulted in exceptional buildings. Your help in selection of contractors, materials, color schemes and scheduling met all our images as to what a competent architect is expected to do for their clients. I look forward to using your firm in the future.”

Melvin Pankuch
President & CEO, BBNB (now BB&T)

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