Eugene L. Aleci, RA, AIA
Principal, Director of Operations and Design
Gene founded Community Heritage Partners in 1985. In thirty-five years of professional practice, Gene has developed extensive Lancaster community relationships and has served for many years on several community non-profit boards. He also served a term on Lancaster City Council (1990-94), and represented the city on the Lancaster County Planning Commission. His council tenure led to the City of Lancaster’s first new comprehensive plan in over 50 years, helped establish Lancaster’s Downtown Improvement District (DID), and built support for the city’s designation in 2000 as America’s largest National Register Historic District.
Gene is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, where he concentrated in urban design and historic preservation and earned a degree that included a year of studies living in the heart of Rome. This seminal experience continues to inform his work, and has inspired his advocacy for high-quality urban development and community-based planning, livability in cities and towns, and the importance of sound planning and preservation practices throughout Pennsylvania.
He is personally involved in the design of all the firm’s projects and is responsible for all communications with clients. He oversees all CHP projects, manages the firm and supervises staff. Along with being a Registered Architect licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Maine, he is also qualified under Federal standards by his professional experience as a preservation consultant and architect for Federal- and state-funded and approved historic preservation projects.
Robert Marker, RA, AIA
Robert Marker has been practicing architecture since 1983. During several years with Robert Venturi’s office in Philadelphia, he was responsible for design and construction detailing for major new construction and adaptive reuse projects, including the addition to London’s National Gallery, Swarthmore College Student Center renovations, and the Philadelphia Zoo Treehouse. Bob has had an ongoing interest in preservation and adaptive reuse, and much of his work has involved historic structures and contexts, as well as the design of numerous new residences. Since 1992 he has also been a partner in Panoptic Studios - environment design, contract art, and computer animation for video games. His responsibilities at Community Heritage Partners include detailed design development, construction documents and specifications, along with project coordination and administration during construction.