George R. Lower, R.A. of 1103 Little Brook Road, Lancaster, PA graduated from Tyrone Area High School in 1962.
In 1965 he graduated with honors from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Architectural Drafting. Upon graduation he continued his studies in his field and obtained his Architectural Registration License. George also received licensing in 19 other states, to practice architecture.
Mr. Lower was one of the founding partners of the nationally recognized architectural firm, Reese, Lower, Patrick & Scott. He spearheaded the firm’s educational facility design projects during his 30 years of tenure there. He supervised the design and construction of numerous public schools and colleges throughout Lancaster County, and Pennsylvania.
George’s memberships included the American Institute of Architects, the Central PA Chapter of the AIA, the CEFPI (Council of Educational Facility Planners, International) and also the AIA Committee on Architecture of Education.
Mr. Lower retired from his firm in 2000, and does part-time consulting for the firm.
Mr. Lower served on the Thaddeus Stevens Alumni Association & Foundation Board of Governors; Secretary of the Thaddeus Stevens Foundation Board of Directors and was chairman of the Alumni Housing Projects. Presently he serves as secretary-treasurer of Thaddeus Steven Orphan’s Home Board.
George has received numerous awards from the college, i.e.; Outstanding Alumni, Distinguished Service to the school, and Community Award. In May, 2008 the school awarded him an Honorary Doctorate Degree.
George is married to Rosanna (Caffarelli), formerly of Tyrone. They were married 44 years ago at St. Mathews Catholic Church in Tyrone. They have three children, Michelle Mustin, Melissa Walsh and George Lower, as well as 8 grandchildren. They are members of St. Philip’s Roman Catholic Church in Lancaster.
Mr. Lower enjoys playing golf, tennis, working out at the gym and gardening at his home.
Mr. Lower is grateful to Mr. Robert Wesley, his carpentry teacher at TAHS, who encouraged him to check out Thaddeus Stevens College. Mr. Wesley’s encouragement afforded him the opportunity for a solid education and a successful future. Today, he continues to have much respect for both Tyrone Area High School and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, and the fine programs it affords young people to achieve their dreams.