York architectural firm to open new office in Lancaster

Ioannis Pashakis//June 1, 2021

York architectural firm to open new office in Lancaster

Ioannis Pashakis//June 1, 2021

John Snavely, director of Lancaster operations and Morgen Woodford, project designer, are the first to staff Mulá Group’s new Lancaster office. PHOTO/PROVIDED

York-based architectural firm Mulá group is opening a new location in Lancaster, headed by a director of operations with years of experience in the county.

Mulá, a firm that specializes in architecture, interior design and engineering, is set to open its second location in mid-June. To lead the new office, the York business has hired John Snavely as its director of Lancaster operations.

Snavely joins the firm after five years at Lititz-based Derck & Edson where he held positions as a project architect and most recently as a project manager.

Mulá has already worked on a number of projects in Lancaster County, including the UFC GYM Lancaster in Park City Center and The Hive coworking space in Lancaster and Elizabethtown.

“As word of our work has traveled and our contacts have expanded, we have done much more work in Lancaster,” said Snavely. “It’s a growing market on that side of the river and one we think has potential to build our brand.”

The firm employs 17 people at its York location. The new Lancaster office, at 480 New Holland Ave., will be staffed by Snavely and Morgen Woodford, a project designer.

Mulá differentiates itself from its competition in the architecture space by being a one-stop shop for customers thanks to the firm’s engineering expertise, said Snavely.

“They can come to us and we can manage basically every aspect of the project aside from construction,” he said. “We have a background in health care, commercial and interior design as well as senior living and education. We have a diverse portfolio and experience that we can bring in from other segments.”