Gaines Group Architects

Who can you trust in the construction industry?

Who can you trust in the construction industry? We have all heard the stories of renovation projects gone bad. We also have all heard of that contractor that was wonderful to work with from friends and neighbors. Then you hear from someone else that they did not have the best...
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merry go round

Inclusive Design / Universal Design / ADA

What is the coolest thing you have seen in the built environment that promote inclusivity? Inclusive design is a strategy that provides design solutions that work for everyone no matter their unique ability. This is a openness to strategies included in Universal Design and ADA...
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Tony DiStefano

First Friday at the Depot – “Through the Lens”

This month we have a very talented photographer joining us at the Depot and the weather looks PERFECT! Stop by and see his work and support this event. His show is hung and it looks great. Jamara is working on some incredible refreshments to share as well. Hope to see you between...
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Harper Lee

First Friday at the Depot – IRIS – Harper Lee

Come and see us at the Depot for First Friday at the Depot! This month we are thrilled to welcome an emerging local artist to our space. Stop by and see his work and support this event as he shares his ideas and vision. IRIS by Harper Lee August 2, 2019 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm...
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Natural Chimney

A pause along my journey – Architect Vacation at Red Wing Roots Music Festival

As I pause along my journey I was spending some time reflecting this morning before heading out to Red Wing Roots Music Festival. This is my favorite weekend of the year, Red Wing Roots Music Festival 2019. I am unplugging for a few days and enjoying incredible music and friends...
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Valley Business Keynote July 25, 2019

Valley Business Keynote is back in Harrisonburg on July 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm. This annual event will once again be held at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University. This year Valley Business Keynote is welcoming Daniel Pink, author of “When: The...
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A love story, Architect, Depot

On this anniversary of moving into the Depot I wanted to share a love story about an Architect and a Train Station. This story starts many years ago around 2009. When I first moved to Harrisonburg and opened an office downtown I used to walk around looking at buildings. There was...
First Friday

First Friday at the Depot – Hidden Gems – Valley Art Project

Come and see us at the Depot this Friday.  Hidden Gems by the Valley Art Project This month we are thrilled to welcome a group of local artists to our space. The artists are all part of Valley Art Project and include the following artists: Pamela Tittle Erin Murray Sharon Strite...
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My love affair with Downtown Harrisonburg

As we approach our 10 year anniversary being in downtown Harrisonburg I am thinking about my love affair with downtown Harrisonburg. Can you believe we have been here for 10 years already! We started out with me and a wood desk above OASIS Fine Art & Craft, Harrisonburg VA....
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daniel yavny

Why you should job shadow while still in high school #futurearchitect

Each year we have one or more high school students and occasionally college students join us in the office for a job shadow opportunity. This is an unpaid position where the students gets to hang out in the office, observe what we are doing, and work on a design of a house (I...
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