Gaines Group Architects

Community focused firm
Dedicated to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, and Durable Solutions
30+ Years of Design Service for New Construction, Renovation, Addition
145+ Years of Combined Design Knowledge
1200+ Projects - Residential, Commercial, Education, Ecclesiastical, Industrial
Making a difference and building better community through design

Community focused Architectural and Interior Design firm providing solutions for our clients that are sustainable, affordable, and timeless. We work hard to realize your vision and values in our design solutions while making the process as enjoyable and seamless as possible.

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Fall Hazard, please keep door locked at all times

In the construction industry there are a lot of places to get stuck, fall down, face liability. As I entered the profession some 20 years ago I knew of almost none of these opportunities. I was open, ready, and willing to take on any challenge because I did not understand the...
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Help us grow, write an online review.

If you want to help us grow, write an online review. This has become an incredibly important part of our residential architectural marketing strategy. Online reviews are used by potential clients trying to decide who to call, if they need an architect, and if the architect they...

Do we love our historic buildings enough to allow them to evolve into Net-Zero buildings?

Here is a question for all of those that love historic trailblazing amazing architectural creations. Do we love our historic buildings enough to allow them to evolve into Net-Zero buildings? This summer I had the opportunity to join NEED (an amazing organization helping teach our...
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Luxury Custom Home under construction in Rockingham County

I love it when a project starts taking shape off the paper and in real life. This luxury custom home is now under construction in Rockingham County being built by Herr & Co. We get to work on a wide array of beautiful homes around the Valley and throughout Central Virginia....


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