STACH pllc is a preservation landscape architecture and planning firm envisioning viable futures for historic landscapes from preservation through design. Founded in 2008 the firm is based in Asheville, North Carolina’s historic Biltmore Village. With many like-minded clients and partner organizations interested to cultivate an enduring vision for landscapes of cultural and historical value.
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Who are Ask the Expert consultations designed for?
Great question! If you are an owner or steward of a historic landscape and you are wondering about your options for restoring or rehabilitating your site, Ask the Expert is designed for you.
As historic landscapes reflect the evolution of humankind’s interactions with the land throughout time, they may encompass any of the following types: agricultural landscapes, historic roads, formal gardens, estates, home grounds, monuments and memorials, public parks, civic spaces, battlefields, railroads, landscapes associated with a specific people-group or community and more!
On this 30 minute phone call, you will speak directly with preservation landscape architect, Glenn Stach about your project. This call will allow you to:
- Share project-specific information about your historic and/or cultural landscape
- Gain insight on your landscape preservation/rehabilitation project
- Discuss common pitfalls to avoid when working with historic landscapes
- Point out industry tested design principles
- Talk through relevant resources
- Identify and assess fit for continued consultation
- Determined recommended next steps
Leading preservation landscape architect, Glenn Stach, is currently offering a limited number of Ask the Expert Sessions for owners of historic properties who are in the early stages of investigating options for preserving and rehabilitating their historic landscape.
Ask the Expert is designed for both individuals and organizations.
What if I don’t have much expertise about my historic landscape or historic landscapes in general? No problem! We have over twenty-five years of experience and our work individually and in corroboration, has been the recipient of more than forty awards from state and national design and preservation organizations.
What if I have researched and investigated a lot about my historic landscape, but I’m curious about restoration and rehabilitation? Fantastic. We can’t wait to hear what you have learned and talk about next steps.
What if I want to restore part of my historic landscape, but I’m not sure when and I’m not sure how to get started? You have reached out at the perfect time. Planning ahead is essential in restoration and rehabilitation, and we can direct you in first steps.
Are Ask the Expert consultations really free? Yes, yes, and also, yes!
Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my Ask the Expert consultation? You will receive a short survey to fill out that asks for information about your historic landscape. Should you want to share photos of your historic landscape, there is a place to attach low resolution images on the form. Images are not required.
Will I walk away with specific recommendations for my historic landscape after my Ask the Expert consultation? No. We can only cover so much in thirty minutes. Our goal is to hear about your historic landscape and learn about any needs you may have regarding next steps.
What People Say About STACH pllc
“Glenn has worked on some of the Nation’s most historically significant properties, including historic estates, parks, and battlefields. Glenn sees what others do not and reads the landscape and its many layers with an expert eye. His process for making decisions and designing engaging plans for future use and enjoyment are both well-informed and inspiring.”
- Clark H. Culpeper, VA
Assertive and Determined
"Glenn stepped into a very highly charged situation. Walmart had just abandoned a very controversial project near Wilderness Battlefield that had pitted the county government against those concerned with preservation. Glenn’s task was to help the local community, affected landowners, and preservation groups develop a vision that would support both economic development and preservation. To do this, Glenn had to navigate through a sea of suspicion and bitterness. Fortunately, he assembled a talented team which managed to gain credibility with all parties. The final study that emerged after hours of planning, discussions, and preservations is a model for communities that want to take charge of their future."
- Russ S. Fredericksburg, VA