As consultants, EHT Traceries provides information about and strategic advice on the preservation of historic and cultural resources.
The firm's services include: Preservation Strategies; Research and Preservation Planning; Survey; Documentation; Federal and State Tax Credit Consultation; Compliance Consultation; Historic Interiors Investigation; and Education, Exhibitions and Publications.
With more than 25 years of experience, EHT Traceries has developed an extensive collection of data and expertise concerning a wide range of building types dating from the 18th century to today.
Most notably, the firm's work has included residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, religious, agrarian, and public structures.
In addition, EHT Traceries has authored a great number and variety of documents including local, state, and National Register landmark and historic district nominations, as well as National Historic Landmark applications, multiple property documentation, historic structures reports, survey documentation, preservation plans, and building evaluations.
For this work, the firm employs computer databases and programs in innovative ways for recordation, digitized imaging, comparative analysis, evaluation, and management of building elements.
While EHT Traceries focuses primarily on the built environment of the Washington, DC, greater metropolitan area, the firm also applies its knowledge and experience to other urban and rural settings throughout the United States with similar development patterns.
In this way, the firm has developed a strong understanding of preservation issues and legislation in various states and municipalities, as well as at the federal level.
EHT Traceries works with a diverse clientele who share a concern for a better understanding of the built environment.
Clients include the architectural, development, legal, and preservation communities; neighborhood groups; individual property owners; and federal, state, and county governments. In addition, the firm has a long history of involvement in projects with national organizations and federal agencies.
The Weather Bureau
The Weather Bureau Building was constructed in 1940, for administrative staff of the Bureau and several technical divisions, as well as an auditorium for conferences and lectures.
The American Red Cross
The District of Columbia Chapter House of the American Red Cross opened in 1953, following a 1947 Congressional act authorizing the Red Cross to use federally-owned land as the site for the permanent Chapter House.