Gaines Group Architects

Community focused firm
Dedicated to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, and Durable Solutions
30+ Years of Design Service for New Construction, Renovation, Addition
145+ Years of Combined Design Knowledge
1200+ Projects - Residential, Commercial, Education, Ecclesiastical, Industrial
Making a difference and building better community through design

Community focused Architectural and Interior Design firm providing solutions for our clients that are sustainable, affordable, and timeless. We work hard to realize your vision and values in our design solutions while making the process as enjoyable and seamless as possible.

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Weiler Orthodontics

Ice on the roof shows clear signs of energy loss vs energy-efficiency

Ice on the roof shows clear signs of energy loss vs energy-efficiency. We were fortunate not to have a huge ice storm that some parts of the country are facing. In our area, there was only a light coating of ice that was quickly melting as I drove to work. I could see on the...
living coral

Living Coral, Pantone color of the year can bring vibrancy to your home

The Pantone Color of the Year, Living Coral, is a bright color that energizes and brings warmth to a space. It is a rich color that builds on recent past colors such as Ultra Violet, Greenery, and Rose Quartz all drawing from nature. I think it ties nicely with our valley...
attic access panel

Cold Weather Problems In Your Home

There are many cold weather problems in your home, or at least the typical home I see when doing energy audits. Comfort problems exist in almost every room. There are common issues in most homes that can easily be fixed. It just takes time to identify the places where you can...
Preston Lake

Collaboration between Architectural Firms result in Parkside Towns Victoria at Preston Lake

There are many challenges as an architect I face when starting a new project. It may be a tight budget, swift deadline, or impossible site conditions, but there is always a challenge. This particular project, Parkside Towns Victoria, at Preston Lake just outside of Harrisonburg...


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