National, State, and Local Awards for Urban Design, Preservation, and Smart Growth 

Lancaster Central Market Preservation and Development Planning

American Planning Association’s 2013 National Planning Excellence Award for Urban Design

Lancaster County Planning Commission’s 2012 Smart Growth Leadership Achievement Award for Preservation

Preservation Pennsylvania’s 2011 Statewide Award for Construction





National Award for New Construction Residential Design

Coastal Maine Vacation Residence

Best of Houzz 2015, International Residential Design Website






Architectural Award for Design of New Construction Solar Residence

Passive Solar Residence, Hershey, Pennsylvania

American Institute of Architects Design Award – Central Pennsylvania Region – 1980


National Finalist Award for Public Market Planning

Planning for Portland’s New Public Market, Portland, Maine

Finalist Award – 2009 – “Redesign Your Farmers Market” International Competition

Sponsored by: GOOD Magazine for the Global Citizen, The Architects’ Newspaper, The Urban and Environmental Policy Institute of Los Angeles, and the LA Good Food Network



Statewide Downtown Revitalization Awards

Market Square Design Guidelines, Borough of Manheim, Pennsylvania

Statewide Downtown Physical Improvements Award – 1999 – Pennsylvania Downtown Center


Lanc dir wider vwDowntown Lancaster Business Directory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Statewide Downtown Physical Improvements Award – 1996 – Pennsylvania Downtown Center





Local Awards for Preservation and Adaptive Use

Commercial Corner Renovations and Storefront Reconstruction

Preservation, Architectural Services for Renovations and Reconstruction

Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County’s 2015 C. Emlen Urban Award


Market and Pine Place Historic Renovations – Apartments and Commercial OfficeMarket & Pine (1)

Annual Preservation Award – 1987 – Historic York, Inc.





National House Historic Renovations –  Apartments and Commercial Tenant Spaces

Annual Preservation Award – 1985 – Historic York, Inc.



Professional Licenses and Certifications

Registered Architect

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1980

State of Maryland, 2000

State of Maine, 2007

This is a state-licensed designation, legally-required for doing business as an “architect,” granted only to an individual who has earned a degree in architecture from a nationally-accredited university, trained as a full-time intern for three years thereafter under other licensed architects, and has then passed the national architectural examination.


SEED-Certified Architect – 2012

Public Interest Design Institute – Carnegie-Mellon University

“Social, Economic, and Environmental Design” Certification. SEED principles center on the goal that, “every person should be able to live in a socially, economically, and environmentally healthy community”; a goal CHP has honored since our founding.


AICP-Certified – American Institute of Certified Planners – 1998

The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certifies professionals in the United States in the field of Urban planning and assists planners in the areas of ethics, professional development, planning education, and the standards of planning practice.


Federally-Qualified Historic Preservation Architect

Eugene Aleci has met the US Dept of the Interior’s National Park service federal standards to practice as an architect on National Register-listed preservation and investment tax credit projects.


State-Qualified Preservation Architect and Consultant

Eugene Aleci is listed by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as a qualified Preservation Architect and Preservation Consultant