The LA Group helped the US Forest Service create a sustainable strategy to further the preservation, development and evolution of Grey Towers National Historic Site.
As the lead and sole consultant on the project team, The LA Group had the primary responsibility for the development of the Grey Towers National Historic Site Facilities Master Plan.
Grey Towers was the home of Gifford Pinchot, first chief of the US Forest Service and Pennsylvania governor for two terms. Today, the Forest Service works with numerous partners to carry on the Pinchot legacy by delivering public programs, interpretive tours, and conservation education programs.
Subject of a 2015 Historic Preservation Merit Award, NY Upstate Chapter of ASLA
- Cataloguing and archiving of all historical development and existing documentation throughout Grey Tower’s extensive 165-year history
- Comprehensive inventory and critical analysis of existing site features, seasonal and annual maintenance regimes, and personnel infrastructure
- Preparation of conceptual design development, cost estimates, and future project prioritization
- Development of a comprehensive master plan report