Virginia Capitol Square, Landscape Rehabilitation

Glenn Stach served as project manager for Heritage Landscapes during the renovation of Virginia’s oldest civic park. Spurred by the restoration of the Thomas Jefferson-designed Capitol building and a subterranean support services addition designed by Hillier Architecture, the project enabled the creative rehabilitation of the historic square. Designed in-concert with the 1786 neoclassical Capitol building, the square saw several periods of design and development which contributed to its sylvan, yet civic character. The resulting plan established by Heritage Landscapes proposed the rehabilitation of the grounds, recapturing lost systems of curvilinear paths, and removal of parking from around the building. Former parking spaces along the encircling drive were replaced with plaza spaces of terrazzo paving used during gubernatorial inauguration ceremonies.