Gaines Group Architects

We believe strongly that design can build a better community, enhance your life, reduce construction and operation costs, and protect our environment. We work hard to understand the best practices in the industry so we can provide our clients functional, affordable, and beautiful design solutions. Call us, we would love to help with your project.

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Charlottesville Office: 434-979-5245
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The Gaines Group Harrisonburg Blog

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Eating Pavilion for Friends of Ft. Liberte (Haiti)

I believe it is our purpose in life to help others. Finding ways to do that through your career is not always possible. However, as an architect the opportunities are wide and plentiful. It warmed my heart to hear that Paul Tassell and James Halstead in our Charlottesville office...
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Storm Preparation for your home and business

It looks like this storm is coming right at us. It is time for storm preparation just in case the forecast is right. The current forecast is calling for 6 -10″+ of rain and strong winds. This could lead to flooding like we have not seen as our ground is already saturated...
Mincers Charlottesville

Support small business for a healthier community

Remember to like, share, and repost your favorite small business on Facebook today. Many of us small business owners rely on social media as a low-cost way to market our companies. However, social media platforms are constantly changing and creating more limits on who sees posts...
Viktoriya Samoylov

First Friday Art Opening – Viktoriya Samoylov

First Friday Art Opening  with Viktoriya Samoylov “Significantly Cheaper than Therapy” September 7, 2018 5pm – 8pm Gaines Group Architects 141 W. Bruce St. – Second Floor Harrisonburg, Va Acrylic, Oil, Digital Drawing, and Resin Art. I am Viktoriya, a...

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The Gaines Group Charlottesville Blog

  • SAFETY EQUIPMENT
    by charlottesvillearchitect on September 18, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    This morning as I was driving into work, I turned into the parking lot and had to stop because a worker wearing ear protection and carrying a weed whacker stepped into the travelway without looking up and stopped in the middle of the lane to make an adjustment to his equipment, again without looking up.  […]

  • REFERENCE STANDARDS 2
    by charlottesvillearchitect on September 6, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    I first published the article below in 2010.  With Virginia’s adoption of the 2015 edition of the I‑Codes, it will be necessary to update office master specifications to reflect the editions of the various standards referenced by the current code.  With this in mind, it is appropriate to republish the article.   REFERENCE STANDARDS:  NOT […]

  • IN PURSUIT OF THE PERFECT HOUSE
    by charlottesvillearchitect on August 24, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    I have been interested in sustainable architecture since the energy crisis of the late 1970s.  Back in the day, nobody used the word sustainability, but it was the direction that Bob Schubert of Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture was guiding his students.  Recognizing that the earth is a finite system, the practice of responsible utilization […]

  • ADVICE FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
    by charlottesvillearchitect on August 21, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    I have been asked the question “What one piece of advice do you wish that you had received as a young professional?” multiple times in recent years.  I struggled with the answer to this question, because I was blessed with several great mentors in my years as a young professional.  The advice I received was […]