We work through advocacy campaigns to address challenges to the historic built environment and to our community’s culture and heritage. Some current examples of our advocacy work include:
Save the Ivy Building The Ivy building is the last historic building that remains from an important girls Catholic school, Saint Genevieve of the Pines (SGP). It is sited on the existing Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, which like many educational institutions, has plans for growth and development. The Ivy building, know by SGP alumni as the auditorium, is sited in an area that has been planned for surface parking and construction of the Allied Health Building. The Ivy building has for years housed the Decorative Finishes and Restoration program of AB Tech, whose development was encouraged by the Biltmore Estate as a means to train craftsmen in the historic building arts. This program has recently been removed from the catalogue of AB Tech and is also a part of our advocacy efforts. PSABC strongly believes that our community has greatly benefitted from this training program in the preservation of our historic built environment. PSABC is collaborating with SGP alumni and others throughout our community in hopes of working with AB Tech to formulate a plan that will protect the Ivy Building and reinstitute the important Restoration program. Your support of this effort is greatly appreciated.
Consultation on the Eagle Street Market Redevelopment project
Contact our office to discuss these campaigns and to support our efforts.