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Wise Preservation Planning LLC
      1480 Hilltop Road
      Chester Springs PA 19425
      Phone (484) 202-8187

Wise Preservation Planning LLC is a full-service historic preservation planning firm. We research, document, analyze and ultimately help protect historic resources and our cultural landscape. Our firm serves a variety of clients, including municipalities, engineers, architects, historical societies, and owners of historic resources.

The firm was founded in 1997 by Robert J. Wise Jr., who has 20 years of experience in the historic preservation field. He is assisted by Seth Hinshaw, Senior Planner, who has been with the firm since 2001. Both planners have M.S. degrees in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and exceed the 36 CFR 61 Professional Qualification Standards established by the National Park Service for architectural historians.


Wise Preservation Planning LLC has assisted building owners and project developers with design and adaptive reuse plans for historic buildings undergoing restoration or adaptive re-use. Clients rely on our expertise to guide them through this delicate process. For example, federal tax credit projects, as administered by the PHMC, essentially requires the developer to preserve as much original and/or existing building fabric as possible, and to ensure additions and other changes do not negatively impact its architectural integrity. The Exton Hotel, Exton Pa, is a recent example. We consulted with both architect and developer of this mid-19th century building, currently being converted into modern apartments.