Gaines Group Architects
Depot First Friday

Santa and Red Wing Academy at the Depot

If you missed our First Friday at the Depot this month, you missed an amazing party. Santa and Red Wing Academy were at the Depot and the spirit of Christmas was in the air. Thanks so much to R.S. Monger and Sons for opening up their Marvin Window and Door showroom for this...
public speaking

Need a speaker for your community group – call me

If you need a speaker for your community group - call me. I love sharing my passion and knowledge with anyone willing to listen
First Friday Art Opening

First Friday at the Depot – Santa and Red Wing Academy

First Friday at the Depot with Santa and Red Wing Academy is this Friday, December 6, 2019. If you have attended this event in past years, you know how special it is. Stop by before you claim your Holiday Parade spot along main street to see students from the Red Wing Academy...
Eastern Mennonite School

Eastern Mennonite Elementary School is close to finished

Eastern Mennonite Elementary School is close to finished. This has been a long time coming and we are finishing later than I hoped due to a variety of reasons. However, this project has turned out just as beautiful as I hoped it would be when I did my first sketch of it back in...
Court Square

Harrisonburg’s Debt Capacity vs Goals for our Future

Change is coming in Harrisonburg and we should discuss it in public dialog. Harrisonburg’s debt capacity vs the goals for our future city seem to be just a hint of what is coming. I heard the debate about a new elementary school a few years ago and the new high school...
Harrisonburg Custom Home

Modern Custom Home in Harrisonburg

The modern custom home in the woods in Harrisonburg is complete. We invited Andrea Cable Photography to visit this home to document the finished product.  I documented the home process in the past HERE and HERE.  This project was built by Herr and Company. Front Elevation Rear...
attic insulation

Make your home comfortable this winter

Do you want to make your home comfortable this winter? I purchased an older home, built in 1975, a few months ago. The location is perfect and the layout is functional for what we need as a family right now. However, the house was not energy-efficient at all when we moved in. It...
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Harrisonburg custom home

Custom Home in the woods finished

The custom home in the woods is finished. See previous post here. We usually photograph our projects before our client moves in, but the timing did not work out on this house. So I ventured out yesterday and interrupted their weekend to get some finished photographs of their...
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Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley

Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley – Homes on Church Street

We believe strongly that design can build a better community, enhance livability, reduce construction and operation costs, and protect our environment. We believe that design matters. In an effort to meet our firm mission of making a difference in our communities through design...
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market street

What do you see as the biggest challenge the City of Harrisonburg is facing over the next 5 years?

What do you see as the biggest challenge the City of Harrisonburg is facing over the next 5 years? Please add your comments below! Answers so far include: Smart growth Making decisions While growth and housing are huge issues I’m going to go a little more big picture. What...
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