Allen m. lieb, aia/NCARB/iida/csi, president

Allen Lieb Architects & Associates, P.C., was formed in 1980, and since then Mr. Lieb has been involved in every project undertaken by the firm. With an experience base of over 45 years, he has been in charge of projects with an aggregate value of over $400 million.

Mr. Lieb's experience includes a wide range of projects including housing for the elderly, secondary and university educational facilities, banks, general housing, industrial and commercial buildings, senior centers, condominiums, residences, high tech research/development office buildings and manufacturing facilities, as well as correctional and DPW facilities, police and fire stations, town halls, and courthouses. 


  • Franklin Institute of Boston
  • Associates of Pre-Engineering Technology
  • Boston Architectural College
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Continuing Education Courses


  • Registered Architect
    Commonwealth of Massachusetts, No. 4502
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB)


1974 Built-up Roofing Systems Institute, Denver, CO

1976 Certified Specification Writer, Construction Specification Institute (CSI)

1993 The International Chiefs of Police Association Planning, Design, and Construction of Police Facilities. 


  • American Institute of Architects
  • Boston Society of Architects Code Committee
  • Boston Architectural College Director Alumni Association
  • Construction Specification Institute President, Boston Chapter
  • International Interior Design Association
  • American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbiters
  • Massachusetts Construction Industry Board
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Building Code Commission
  • Article 4 Committee 




  • Massachusetts Jaycees, State President (1978-1980)
  • U.S. Jaycees, Board of Directors (1979-1980)
  • Mount Scopus Lodge A.F. & A.M.
  • Massachusetts Consistory Scottish Rites 32º Mason
  • Aleppo Temple A.A.O.N.M.S.
  • Marblehead Police Department (15 yr. Veteran)
  • Trustee, Cedar Pond Condominiums


1961-1967 United States Navy (WO 4) S.E.A.L. Team 2 Special Warfare Operations
Active service in Southeat Asia and the Republic of South Vietnam

1967-1970 U.S. Navy Reserves


  • Critic, Architectural Design, Boston Architectural College
  • Head Critic, Architectural Skills & Construction, Boston Architectural College

Mr. Lieb has also served as a lecturer at the Boston Architectural College, Massachusetts College of Art, and other educational institutions and professional organizations.


  • Boston Society of Architects Excellence in Design
  • Boston Architectural College "Distinguished Alumni in Practice for Architecture Award 2008
  • Boston Architectural College Exhibition Competition Winner
  • Boston Architectural College Excellence in Design
  • Boston Architectural College Scholarship in Education
  • Construction Specification Institute Certificate of Merit
  • National Historic Preservation Society Award and Merit for historic restoration of the Middlesex County Registry of Deeds & Probate Court Building, Cambridge
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety Architectural Access Board Honorable Mention for Accessible Design in Public Architecture, Hingham Town Hall
  • City of Cambridge and the Cambridge Historical Commission Preservation Award for the Taylor Square Fire Station, Engine 8
  • Brookline Historic Commission Historic Preservation Award for Brookline Fire Station No. 1
  • International Masonry Institute Award of Excellence for Masonry Design
  • Most Outstanding Project 2010, North Andover Police Station, from EMJ Corporation