Laura Harris Hughes

Ms. Hughes provides research and consultation services regarding the preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of historic buildings.

Her experience includes research and evaluation, preservation planning, design consultation, and the development of appropriate rehabilitation and restoration treatments for historic landmarks and buildings within historic districts.

As a principal, she directs work on major renovations and adaptive use projects for EHT Traceries, Inc. and provides consultation for projects involving new construction, establishing the framework for contextual new design and growth within historic districts.

Ms. Hughes has worked closely with Federal and State agencies for more than fifteen years, and is adept at interpreting the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation in relation to the adaptive use of historic structures.

She has successfully guided rehabilitation projects through the Historic Preservation Tax Certification Process.

She is accepted as an expert witness before the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Review Board.

A graduate of Mary Washington College, Ms. Hughes received her Master of Science degree in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.