Gaines Group Architects

Crossroads Farm Home Revisited

I had the privilege of visiting a past client last week. Here are a couple of images.

Project Update – Crossroads Farm

Our project in Crossroads Farm is done (almost, just little items left). I think it turned out great (anytime the clients are happy I like the end product so I am a little biased). Let me know what you think of this design, we love to get feedback on our work.
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Crossroads Farm High Performance House

The house is done, the clients are moved in, here is a photo story of the process:

Crossroads Farm Green Home

Green Building is not expensive, it is not unusual, and it should not be considered a unique approach. Green Building should be done by all builders, demanded by all clients, standard for all neighborhoods. It is though unfortunately not the typical in Harrisonburg. It is taking...

Building Scientist – Value Added

It is very important that you involve someone who understands building science in your decision to build or renovate your home. Don’t accept “because that is the way we always do it” as an answer as we have learned lessons about why we should not do some things....

Crossroads Farm Home Design

Looking through the neighborhood at Crossroads Farm you can quickly see that this neighborhood is all about views. The home that we designed and that is now under construction situated in an ideal place to provide the home owners with access to the views, but al...

Crossroads Farm High Performance Home

Update on blog from April: Ground breaking is scheduled this week for a high performance home in Crossroads Farm. The home is being built by Aaron Yoder of A. M. Yoder and Co. If you have questions about this project or if you want a home with very low energy bills, give me a...
Crossroads Farm

A day in the life of an Architect

One of the most common comments when I meet someone new and they ask me what I do for a living is “I wanted to be an architect when I was a kid.” I find it very interesting that so many people wanted to be architects and so many took another route for various reasons....