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Natural Chimney

A pause along my journey – Architect Vacation at Red Wing Roots Music Festival

As I pause along my journey I was spending some time reflecting this morning before heading out to Red Wing Roots Music Festival. This is my favorite weekend of the year, Red Wing Roots Music Festival 2019. I am unplugging for a few days and enjoying incredible music and friends...
valley business keynote

Valley Business Keynote July 25, 2019

Valley Business Keynote is back in Harrisonburg on July 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm. This annual event will once again be held at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University. This year Valley Business Keynote is welcoming Daniel Pink, author of “When: The...
Depot

A love story, Architect, Depot

On this anniversary of moving into the Depot I wanted to share a love story about an Architect and a Train Station. This story starts many years ago around 2009. When I first moved to Harrisonburg and opened an office downtown I used to walk around looking at buildings. There was...
First Friday

First Friday at the Depot – Hidden Gems – Valley Art Project

Come and see us at the Depot this Friday.  Hidden Gems by the Valley Art Project This month we are thrilled to welcome a group of local artists to our space. The artists are all part of Valley Art Project and include the following artists: Pamela Tittle Erin Murray Sharon Strite...
south main street harrisonburg

My love affair with Downtown Harrisonburg

As we approach our 10 year anniversary being in downtown Harrisonburg I am thinking about my love affair with downtown Harrisonburg. Can you believe we have been here for 10 years already! We started out with me and a wood desk above OASIS Fine Art & Craft, Harrisonburg VA....
daniel yavny

Why you should job shadow while still in high school #futurearchitect

Each year we have one or more high school students and occasionally college students join us in the office for a job shadow opportunity. This is an unpaid position where the students gets to hang out in the office, observe what we are doing, and work on a design of a house (I...
Poplar Forest

Women in the construction industry

We need more women to enter the construction industry. I am not saying this because I want to empower my daughters to know they can do any job they decide they want to take on – which they can. I am not saying this because our industry is facing unemployment rates that most...
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Red Wing Roots Music Festival

Red Wing Roots Music Festival Ticket Give Away

It is that time of year again – we are holding a Red Wing Roots Music Festival Ticket Give Away! This year we have the opportunity to hold a drawing for a pair of Red Wing Sunday (single day) passes. All you have to do is comment on which band playing on Sunday you are most...

First Friday Art Opening: Photographs by Laurence Heine

Come see us at the Depot on June 7, for the First Friday Art Opening. What a great way to kick off your summer fun – come visit the Depot on First Friday! June 7, 2019 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Gaines Group Architects – The Depot Gallery (second floor) Laurence Heine is...
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Meg Carpenter Laughlin

First Friday Art Opening: Textures + Textiles with Meg Laughlin

Come see us at the Depot this Friday for the First Friday Art Opening. Each month we host a new artist in our building’s 2nd floor gallery at the Chesapeake Western Depot at 141 W. Bruce St. (second floor entrance is on Chesapeake). Artwork will remain on exhibit through the...
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