Gaines Group Architects

End of a Decade of blogging

a decade of blogging, looking back and planning for the future.
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EMES Bridge

EMES Bridge Under Construction

EMES bridge is under construction. This bridge allows for the two sides of campus to be connected for easy pedestrian access. The bridge was designed to be wide enough to serve as a covered exterior gathering space for the entire elementary population. The width also allows for...
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parkview mennonite church Creation Care

We need to figure out how to respect the fragile balance of life on earth.

In a recent sermon at Park View Mennonite Church the focus was on our impacts on the environment and the need for our action. Questions were posed about how each of us matter in this challenge. How can each one of us make a difference? How can each one of us create solutions? How...
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Harrisonburg Modern House

Modern House on a Hill making progress

custom modern home just outside of Harrisonburg.
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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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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