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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insulation

Quality matters for insulation installation and maintenance

I find a lot of missing insulation, air leaks, and thermal bridges when doing energy audits. There are many things in a home that can be installed wrong that lead to poor thermal performance (uncomfortable rooms). I find air leaking around light switches, doors, window trim, and...
Harrisonburg Custom Home

Home in the woods – Project Update

Finding a building site in the city surrounded by trees is rare. This is the second opportunity we have had to design a home for just such a site. How cool is it to be minutes from parks, shopping, and work, but feel like you are in the country. The goals of this home in the...
Energy efficiency

Our society needs public places to sit and talk

I have never been very good at small talk. “Hey, how you doing, how is work, family doing ok….” Small talk doesn’t allow you to get to know someone and I yearn for deeper connections. However, it is sometimes scary when you engage in small talk and someone...
Red Wing Roots Festival

Music, Father, Daughter, Love #loveNorah

Over the last few years both girls and I have attended Red Wing Festival together and consider it a highlight of our summer. I enjoy the entire weekend, getting to hear lots of new bands. Over the three-day weekend the only band that ALWAYS brings the girls to sit with me is the...

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