Gaines Group Architects

Design Matters, OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE!

Architecture is a symphony of parts and pieces, music frozen in time. Architecture is art that impacts the lives of those living, working, studying within the walls of the creation. Architecture is a powerful platform that needs to be seen as a way to build sustainable places,...

Rainwater Harvesting – Design Matters

One of the most important things an architect can bring to a project is knowledge of materials and systems. In order to provide this service an architect has to be constantly looking, researching, and learning about what is available and what has been tested. In a recent project...

Design Matters – New Home vs. Custom Home

The design of a home does not stop at the curb. You have to be able to carry your design through to the inside of a home from the lights, faucets, flooring, to wall colors. Not every client wants the architect to assist in coordinating all the details for a home, but when it...

Getting back to the basics – Design Matters

I spend a LOT of time talking about architecture, building science, and community.The backbone of any town, city, place is the architecture that binds it together as a cohesive unit. There are works of architecture that are the dominate element that demands to be noticed while...

Design Matters: Resource efficiency, it is important for all of us

It is a difficult balance to know how to best use your resources. We want to be able to live freely and to the fullest, but what if your usage of _______ prevents someone else from having access to ________. (feel free to substitute water, air, money, food in the blanks). I was...

Design Matters when buying a car and building a home

When you go to purchase a car what are the most important factors in your decision. Do you look just at aesthetics or do you also consider cost, function, performance, and value? I can look back over the cars I have owned and see an obvious progression from aesthetics being most...
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