Gaines Group Architects

Deborah Graduates from LHR Program

Gaines Group Architects has a graduate to celebrate! Congratulations to Deborah on her recentgraduation from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber Leadership Program! This ten-monthleadership program is designed for participants to learn about our community’s past, present,...
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Charles named Fixr’s Top 200 Experts in the Construction Industry 2022

Charles Hendricks Named as a Top Expert in the Construction Industry 2022’s annual list of the top 200 experts in the construction industry has just been released for 2022. The exclusive list names the most influential players in the sector, whose innovative and...
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Caitlin Morgan: 10 Under 40

Our very own Caitlin Morgan was recently selected as one of Daily News Record’s 10 under 40 for her work in the community and in her field! In case you missed it you can read the full article about Caitlin’s impact here and about paving the way for women in...
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Massanutten Technical Center (MTC) Housing Auction

Each year the talented students at Massanutten Technical Center (MTC) (  have an opportunity to build a house. This is a wonderful way to learn all that it takes to put together a...
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noche de salsa 2021

Scholars Latino Initiative (SLI) Fundraiser

This month the Gaines Group had the opportunity to sponsor an event very near and dear to our hearts, Noche de Salsa 2021. This event was held by the Scholars Latino Initiative (SLI) featured a drive-through Latin dinner with margaritas along with a park and watch a salsa dance...
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LHR Leadership

Leadership Harrisonburg-Rockingham (LHR)

Our very own Deborah Smith has begun her leadership training through LHR here in Harrisonburg Virginia! Founded in 1979 this program strives to encourage aspiring leaders to grow in communication skills and encourage community involvement through monthly sessions. We are...
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Young Architect Series 2021: Adrienne Stronge

I had the pleasure, for the second time this year, of attending the Young Architect virtual conference.  This conference is different from most industry-related conferences as it focuses more on personal and professional growth rather than architectural materials and...

YASS 2021 “Architecture” as a Community and Skill: Caitlin Morgan

Now that the 2021 Young Architect Summer Series has come to a close, I can officially say that my first summer conference was a success! I had a fantastic experience hearing from industry leaders and seasoned professionals and met so many people who welcomed me further into the...

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mini Golf for Kids’ Sake 2021

This past weekend The Gaines Group team had the privilege of supporting the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) through some competitive mini-golf. Everyone was thrilled to get out of the office and enjoy the sunshine while learning who could really talk the...
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The most valuable resource in the construction industry are those in the industry helping others

As I wrote last week, the biggest challenge we face in our industry is “no design.” Buildings that do not address climate, culture, or context will tear apart of community if allowed to proliferate a geographic region. Your community could become a nondescript...