Gaines Group Architects
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...
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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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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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Surfs Up

First Friday at the Depot – Surf’s up!

Who loves the beach? Who loves fun? Who loves beautiful paintings? This First Friday is for you. Join us for First Friday at the Depot – Surf’s Up! Media: acrylic on canvas About the Artist: Steve Flora, who lives in downtown Harrisonburg, has enjoyed drawing cartoons...
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First Friday Book Signing at the Depot

We have a special treat at this months First Friday Art Opening. Russ Eanes will join our event and host a book signing for his newly released book “The Walk of a Lifetime.” Stop by to see Steve’s Art Surf’s Up and also to talk to Russ about his...
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Recruitment: How Employers Can Learn from Professional Sports Teams

Recruitment has taken many shapes and forms over the past decade. From newspapers to TV ads, employers will try it all to get their job noticed by all. According to, some ways that recruitment has changed is job board evolution, the rise of the social, a more...
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What I Learned with my Summer Architecture Internship

By Caitlin Morgan, senior Architectural Design student at James Madison University. Having an internship as a college student is one of the most rewarding and valuable educational tools. When I began my summer internship with the Gaines Group in 2018, I had no idea that my...
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Gaines Group T-Shirt

Vote for your favorite T-Shirt design

Please take a moment and vote for your favorite T-Shirt Design. Just comment below and we will tally the votes to determine which version we print next.