Grey Towers National Historic Site Facilities Master Plan Recognized by ASLA, NY Upstate Chapter
The firm is excited to announce that it received a Historic Preservation Merit Award from the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for its work done on the Grey Towers National Historic Site Facilities Master Plan.
The LA Group was hired by the US Forest Service to develop a comprehensive plan outlining steps for the preservation, development, and evolution of the renowned National Historic Site.
The final Facilities Master Plan was reviewed by a jury of landscape architecture professionals and selected to receive the Merit Award because the project represented “significant quality, innovation, and professional impact.” The firm was also recognized for its “efforts to provide access and modernization to the site while maintaining the integrity of historic context.”
Built in 1886, Grey Towers is the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, the first director of the US Forest Service. Today, the international destination welcomes thousands of annual visitors for conservation programs, heritage tours, and Forest Service development programs.
“When The LA Group takes on a project, we look at how to blend historical, cultural and ecological elements into a thoughtful design that supports a client’s goal and budget. This award for the Grey Towers National Historic Site Facilities Master Plan is a symbol of that commitment,” said David Miller, RLA, ASLA, associate principal at The LA Group.
For more information on this project, please read a recent blog post, “Grey Towers National Historic Site Facility Master Plan: A Case Study in Preservation, Development and Evolution.”