Frederick Stachura is a graduate of Boston College (B.A. in History), Boston University (M.A. in Preservation Studies) and Saint Louis University School of Law (Juris Doctor). With prior experience in the private practice of law, non-profit advocacy, and consulting, Mr. Stachura has developed specific expertise in public policy initiatives, preservation law policy and planning, organizational development, community advocacy, and preservation-based real estate development. He has represented individuals, developers, neighborhood associations, and nonprofit organizations before zoning and historic preservation agencies, and his professional interests include Main Street/Smart Growth consultation, preservation/conservation non-profit organizational facilitation, and building collaborative relationships.
Mr. Stachura is the Maryland National-Capital Park and Planning Commission staff liaison to the Prince George’s County Historic Preservation Commission and its legal counsel, and has specialized expertise in technical preservation issues, preservation/conservation easements, ordinances, and preservation public policy. Along with his teaching experience at the University of Maryland, Mr. Stachura has taught historic preservation law and planning, and adaptive reuse and rehabilitation finance courses at Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, and Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA. He is currently the Chairman of the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions (MAHDC).
In addition to personal interests in coastal New England landscapes and gardens, 18th and 19th century American decorative arts, sacred architecture and liturgical arts, Mr. Stachura has a deep commitment to the principles of classical architecture and urbanism.