Gaines Group Architects

Gaines Group Community Involvement

Many exciting projects are underway, and our team is tackling both our design work while deepening our community involvement. Being a Gaines Group team member is a dynamic role, we are challenged to do our very best to serve our clients through design while also growing...
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First Friday: Featuring Rocktown Urban Wood

We are excited to feature pieces from the talented group of local artisans known as Rocktown Urban Wood. These craftsmen have a passion for making quality pieces that bring joy and function to their customer’s lives. From custom dining tables to wall hangings, mirrors, and...
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Shenandoah Comic and Toy Show

We love seeing diverse and fun events happen in the Valley and are always looking for ways to support them. The first Annual Shenandoah Comic and Toy show is exactly the kind of event we love to see happening in the Valley. Of course, Charles has an ever growing classic toy...
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The Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project: Completing an Energy Audit

The Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project (SVBH) is a non-profit organization in Harrisonburg that exists to recover and share resources on African American history in the Shenandoah Valley. The impactful work put forth by these community members is coordinated and housed in...
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Multi-Family Design

Over our 35 years of experience at the Gaines Group, our team has emerged as a leader in multi-family residential design. We have proudly completed projects throughout Virginia ranging from smaller, single-building urban solutions to large 14 building residential communities. Our...
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Deering Hall: Restoring and Celebrating a Historic Landmark

Design can build a better future. We believe this holds true for both ground-up projects and the preservation of historical landmarks such as Deering Hall in Broadway, Virginia. Still standing from the 1890’s, Deering Hall is a local building housing over a century of history...
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Face Behind the Design: Trevor Jones

When our firm takes on a project, there are numerous creative minds behind each detail of the design. We recognize the depth of talent and knowledge held in our team and want to celebrate the faces behind our designs. We are carving out space to share a bit more about our team...
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Exploring a Career in Architecture: A Student’s Perspective

We believe design can build a better future and the next generation of students will be the architects tasked with designing our beloved communities. Therefore, we prioritize regularly hosting students into our office to gain exposure and explore a career in architecture. Adam...
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Historic Minor-Nelson House

Our team recently had the opportunity to help preserve a slice of history in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Minor-Nelson house is a historic home dating back to the early 1800s and we were tasked with recreating a historic façade that appropriately honors the Georgian form it was...
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#WeDesignThatToo

No project is too small, no dream is too big when it comes to the projects we design. One of our strengths as a firm is our diversified portfolio and eagerness to take on a range of projects. From custom residential to commercial, industrial, multi-family, church, school, and...
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