Gaines Group Architects
Washington DC

Inspirational Architecture in Washington DC

Each year I get the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. to give a presentation at the Department of Energy for the NEED project. It is always a highlight for me to make this trip which I also combine with a visit to some of the museums and / or monuments. The inspirational...
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Blogging and Social Media for the Construction Industry

Blogging and Social Media use for the Construction Industry is an interesting topic for me that continues to evolve in how I see it. Social Media in our industry is brand new to some even today, a waste of time to others, and old hat to many. I used to do presentations on how to...
2019 Senior Expo

2019 Senior Expo

Are you coming to the 2019 Senior Expo this Sunday, March 17, from Noon – 3 p.m.? I will be speaking at the event at 1 p.m. and would love to see you there. This event will feature free health screenings, giveaways from local vendors, door prizes, live music by Mr. Ed and...
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Eastern Mennonite School

First Friday Art Opening – Eastern Mennonite School Artists

We are excited to kick off our 2019 First Friday Art Gallery season. Come visit, enjoy some food and drink, and check out these young artists work. I am looking forward to seeing you again – it has been too long! Each month we host a new artist in our building’s 2nd floor...
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Ice on the roof shows clear signs of energy loss vs energy-efficiency

Ice on the roof shows clear signs of energy loss vs energy-efficiency. We were fortunate not to have a huge ice storm that some parts of the country are facing. In our area, there was only a light coating of ice that was quickly melting as I drove to work. I could see on the...
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Living Coral, Pantone color of the year can bring vibrancy to your home

The Pantone Color of the Year, Living Coral, is a bright color that energizes and brings warmth to a space. It is a rich color that builds on recent past colors such as Ultra Violet, Greenery, and Rose Quartz all drawing from nature. I think it ties nicely with our valley...
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Cold Weather Problems In Your Home

There are many cold weather problems in your home, or at least the typical home I see when doing energy audits. Comfort problems exist in almost every room. There are common issues in most homes that can easily be fixed. It just takes time to identify the places where you can...
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Preston Lake

Collaboration between Architectural Firms result in Parkside Towns Victoria at Preston Lake

There are many challenges as an architect I face when starting a new project. It may be a tight budget, swift deadline, or impossible site conditions, but there is always a challenge. This particular project, Parkside Towns Victoria, at Preston Lake just outside of Harrisonburg...
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Rock Rotary

Get your tickets for the Rock Rotary party supporting local non-profits!

It is that time of year again, The Rock Rotary annual Car Raffle Party! Get your tickets for the Rock Rotary party supporting local non-profits today! This annual event is hosted at JMU’s Bridgeforth Stadium Club Level on February 23, 2019 from 7:00 pm – until. The...
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Montessori School of Charlottesville

Montessori School of Charlottesville – Project Update

This past year the Gaines Group designed a much needed addition to the Montessori School of Charlottesville Gordon Avenue campus.  Located in the Venable neighborhood of Charlottesville, the original building is a Victorian home built in 1894 by UVA professor Richard Dabney.  We...
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