Gaines Group Architects

Harrisonburg First Friday Art Gallery Opening at the Depot

I love hosting artists in our space. It gives them a place to engage fans, sell their work, and frankly makes our space look even better. It takes time and money to hang the work, feed the attendees, and host the party. It is so worth it for me! This past month our artist was...
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Benjamin Meredith

Dancing With The Stars Of The ‘Burg!

Vote for Team Meredith! This is the eighth year of our wildly successful Dancing with the Stars of the ‘Burg! Each year seven local celebrity stars are matched with an amateur dance partner from the Shenandoah Valley chapter of USA Dance. The teams practice and fund raise for 14...
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How to pick your paint: High Gloss, Semi Gloss, Satin, Eggshell, and Flat/Matte

Painting is a cost effective way to spruce up your home, but choosing the wrong paint finish could mean pricey do-overs later. So how to pick your paint is an important question. There are 5 main types of finishes to consider: High Gloss, Semi Gloss, Satin, Eggshell, and...
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Get Your Home Ready For Fall Weather

There are some things that you should do to get your home ready for Fall weather. Little things that will help protect your home through the Fall and Winter months. Have your furnace checked. I recommend having a service contract with a high quality HVAC company. They will check...
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Portsmouth interchange

The diversity of our projects makes it fun to come to work and a challenge to keep up.

The diversity of our projects makes it fun to come to work and a challenge to keep up. As a small architectural firm, you have to be able to take on many different types, sizes, styles of projects. Here is a variety of projects that we have currently in process. Sentara RMH...
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RMH Labs

Lots Of Construction And A Shortage Of Labor Leading To Higher Prices

There is a lot of construction happening right now. I don’t think it has been this busy since I moved to the valley 10 years ago. This is not just a local increase, as the national AIA Architectural Billings Index is also seeing strong growth. I hear from many builders that...
net zero farm house

Net-Zero Energy Farmhouse in Harrisonburg designed for a lifetime

Net-Zero Energy Farmhouse in Harrisonburg designed for a lifetime Check out the recent pictures of this Net-Zero energy farmhouse in Harrisonburg. The project has a beautiful site that provides even better views of the western mountains. We worked hard with our client to situate...
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A story of mentoring in Architecture

A story of mentoring in Architecture Mentoring in Architecture is the key to a healthy profession. It is a regular occurrence that we have a student in our office observing, learning, and designing. These are not employees, but students interested in the profession. They are...
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The Adams at Peppers Ferry

The Adams at Peppers Ferry – Dirt is Moving in Christiansburg

 KBS, Inc. has broken ground in Christiansburg on The Adams at Peppers Ferry. This 168 unit luxury living community is just one of the many multi-family projects Gaines Group Architects have under construction or in design across the commonwealth. The project is located within...
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Harrisonburg First Friday: Gaines Group Architects T-Shirts!

Gaines Group Architects T-Shirts will be available for pick up at the September 1, 2017 Harrisonburg First Friday from 5pm – 8pm. This monthly event features a different artist each month. We offer food and drink for those attending and the artist is always available for...
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