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Major projects

Much of our work is more modest than the projects shown here!

Hayles & Howe Ltd and Hayles & Howe, Inc. projects cover the whole spectrum from consultancy and design to manufacture and installation.  We cover all aspects of work; conservation, restoration, safety inspections, new build and small residential works. Projects are always under way in residential properties to restore original mouldings and ornamental ceilings, while in our offices consultation continues with clients on new designs great and small.Below are just some of the larger Hayles & Howe contracts and the awards won since 1988:


USA Awards:





Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, District of Columbia Preservation League for the restoration of the Sherman Building

Baltimore Heritage Preservation Award - Restoration and Rehabilitation Award for the Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum


  Associated Builders and Contractors Award for Excellence for the plasterwork in the renovation of Baltimore's First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church
2010   Associated Builders and Contractors Sub-Contract Project of the Year for the plasterwork in the renovation of Baltimore's First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church
2010   Hayles and Howe, Inc. Celebrates 20 years of preserving historic plasterwork
2010   Boston Society of Architects AIA New England Design Award for the Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts, Worcester, Massachusetts, designed by Lamoureux Pagano Associates 
2010   Associated Builders and Contractors, Baltimore Metro Chapter, Safety Merit Award 
2007   The Maryland Historical Trust for preservation work at the Tremont Grand, Baltimore, MD 
2004   Historic Preservation award from Historic York, PA for the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center 
2004    Baltimore BCE Craftsmanship Award for Decorative Plaster in the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center 
2003   AIA Baltimore Contractor of the Year 
2003   Baltimore BCE Craftsmanship Award for the Fabrication and Installation of Ornamental Plasterwork in the Congress Hotel 
2003   Baltimore BCE Craftsmanship Award for Francis Scott Key Apartments, Frederick, MD 
2002    National Trust Award for Historic Preservation Honor for work at Union Station, Kansas City, MO  
2002   AIA Baltimore Design Award for the Marikle Chapel Restoration 
2002   Committee of 100 Vision Award for the Alban Towers Renovation, Washington, DC 
2002    Baltimore BCE Craftsmanship Award for Theresa Hall Chapel, College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD
2001   Washington, DC Building Congress, Inc. Craftsmanship Award for the Hong Kong Trade Office 
2001   Baltimore BCE Craftsmanship Award for Redwood Trust, Baltimore, MD
1997   Baltimore BCE Craftsmanship Award for Della Notte Restaurant, Baltimore, MD 
1997   New York Landmarks Conservancy, Lucy G Moses Preservation Award for Jujamcyn Theaters 
1993   Washington DC Building Congress Craftsmanship Star Award for Technical Excellence (Postal Square Museum, Washington, DC) 



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USA Projects


2013 Basilica of the Assumption, Baltimore, MD
Plaster and stucco restoration following an earthquake

2013 Sherman Building, Washington, DC 
14 monthplaster and stucco restoration of a National Historic Landmark

2013 Union Station Washington, DC  
Earthquake damage repair and ceiling stabilisation

2013 BoldtCastle, Alexandria Bay, NY  
Replication and installation of decorative plasterwork

2013 Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC  
Plaster restoration

2013 Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, Jackson, MS  
Plaster restoration

2013 Dumbarton House Dining Room, Washington, DC  
Plaster restoration

2013 Shepherd-Pratt Gate House, Baltimore, MD  
Plaster and stucco restoration

2013 AndersonHouse, Washington, DC  
Plaster restoration

2012 Washington County Courthouse, Washington, PA  
Scagliola restoration

2012 NationalAcademy of Sciences, Washington, DC
Plaster restoration

2012 Schmucker Hall, Gettysburg, VA
Plaster Restoration

2012 Stratford Hall, Stratford, VA
Stabilisation and repair of plaster ceiling

2011 Eisenhower Executive Office Building – Phase III, Washington, DC

Restoration of ornamental plasterwork on five floors of the Pennsylvania Avenue Wing

2010 First & Franklin Street Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Maryland

one of the most spectacular Victorian plaster interiors in the USA, Hayles and Howe’s assignment was to determine what was missing, and replicate it to original specifications

2010 Booker T. Washington Middle School, Baltimore, MD

Repaired original flat wall plaster and existing archway ornament and designed, fabricated and installed new ornamental plasterwork to match existing.

2010 Blair House, Washington, DC

BaswaPhon ceiling in the official guest house of the President of the United States

2011 Maryland Old House of Delegates Chamber, Annapolis, MD

Re-created and installed a decorative plaster ceiling and restored the plasterwork in the delegates chamber to its 1870 appearance.

2010 Milwaukee Central Library, Milwaukee, WI

Third installment of the phased large-scale scagliola restoration in the Rotunda of the Central Library building

2009 King Edward Hotel, Jackson, MS

Large-scale elliptical plaster cornices installed on the ballroom ceiling and sixty ornate plaster column covers in the lobby

2009 Jefferson Hotel, Washington, DC

Repaired, replicated and installed ornamental plasterwork and restored 3-coat flat plaster

2009 Boldt Castle, Alexandria Bay, New York

Replicated and installed plaster cornices

2009 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY

Hayles and Howe plaster and scagliola artisans restored ornamental and flat plasterwork and scagliola in this landmark theatre.

2008 Hanover Theatre Restoration, Worcester, MA

In this large 1908 Thomas Lamb theatre, Hayles and Howe were contracted to restore the flat and ornamental plasterwork throughout including loge boxes and a large sail vault.

2007 Rippon Lodge Restoration, Woodbridge, VA

Restoration of the lath and plaster throughout this historic house

2007 Virginia State Capitol, Richmond, VA

Restoration of the interior ornamental plasterwork throughout this 1784 capitol building designed by Thomas Jefferson

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