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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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Building a New Custom Home: Who to Trust and How to Meet Your Goals

Building a new custom home is a leap of faith. It is a complicated process that requires trust in your team. There is design, construction, permits, setbacks, easements, rock, weather delays, room sizes, and aesthetics. So how do you get it all done? How do you figure out who to...
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The Gaines Group Harrisonburg Office Is Taking Shape

Our new office is open and getting into shape. The interior brick walls along the stair that were once covered in black char from the 80’s fire have been scraped. The stairs have been rebuilt leading to the second floor. Heading into the second floor, the window and door...
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Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance Facade Enhancement Grant

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance Facade Enhancement Grant Our first office in Harrisonburg opened in 2009 and the only place we looked for space was downtown. We knew it was the place for us with a vibrant and growing community. We opened an office above Oasis Art Gallery in a...

Architect to expand office space in Harrisonburg

Architect to expand office space in Harrisonburg We are in process of designing our new office space. Our Harrisonburg architectural firm has grown from my basement office in June 2008 to need more than the two office and conference room we have now. We are out of space and in...

Top blog posts for 2014

Here are the top blog posts for 2014. Let us know which topic was your favorite! 5. The evolution of a sketch and list of ideas into a dream home. In an age of immediate gratification architecture and construction is a slow process. We started the design for this custom home in...

My photography from the past few months – architectural photography

As an architect in Harrisonburg, I spend most of my time balancing function with beauty. I see harmony in forms and shape. Here is some of my photography from the past few months. From a trip to Baltimore to a custom home in Harrisonburg I enjoy taking pictures of structures and...

Vote for the best architectural details – best of the best

We have been asking you to vote for the best architectural details. Here are the winners from the last five weeks. Vote for your favorite of the favorites and we will announce the top detail! To thank you for voting each week, you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift...

When Should I Hire a Registered Architect?

When selecting a restaurant you could go to a fast food joint if you don’t mind getting assembly line quality food.  However, if you want a meal that melts in your mouth, you will seek out a restaurant that has a chef. A Chef is someone that understands the subtle...

Labor Day 2013 – Architecture: An industry in recovery

“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” – Sr. Thomas Watson Becoming an architect takes a huge commitment, unrelenting passion, and of course lots of time and money. It can be a rewarding career if you are...