— Now Accepting Nominations —

C. Emlen Urban Awards 2020

Annually the Trust recognizes individuals and projects that reflect our mission... to educate and advocate for the preservation of significant Lancaster County historic sites and architecture.

Help us recognize people or projects that qualify for these awards through your nomination.


My buildings will be my legacy... they will speak for me long after I'm gone.

Julia Morgan

To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.

Daniel Libeskind

We live in a time of renaissance … cities are coming back to life, after a long neglect.

Daniel Libeskind

Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.

Frank Gehry

Our Mission:

To encourage and facilitate historic preservation throughout Lancaster County.