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Charlottesville Moving Back Downtown

Charlottesville Moving Back Downtown

By Architect, Adrienne Stronge.   Gaines Group Architects is very excited to be moving back to downtown ...
Continuing Education

Continuing Education

By Architect, Adrienne Stronge.   Becoming a licensed architect does not mean that learning is finished.  ...
Lake Monticello Addition and Renovation project update

Lake Monticello Addition and Renovation project update

Working on a tight building site at Lake Monticello to do an addition and renovation has become one of our ...
Renovating your existing home into a lifetime home

Renovating your existing home into a lifetime home

When doing a renovation, it is important to take a holistic view of what is possible. Most of the renovation and ...
Gaines Group Architects recognized for 2024 Top Virginia Employers for Interns Awards

Gaines Group Architects recognized for 2024 Top Virginia Employers for Interns Awards

Thrilled to be included in the 2024 Top Virginia Employers for Interns Awards. We are honored to be recognized ...
Commercial Renovation in Farmville

Commercial Renovation in Farmville

This commercial renovation in Farmville, Virginia started with a request to analyze the space to determine how ...
First Friday Artist Claire Parsley

First Friday Artist Claire Parsley

On Friday, April 5th from 5:00pm-7:00pm, we are thrilled to start our First Fridays at the Depot back up again ...
Best of The Valley 2024 has begun!

Best of The Valley 2024 has begun!

The 2024 Best of the Valley Daily News Record competition has opened. We are thrilled to be nominated in three ...
Women who’ve Changed the Architecture Game

Women who’ve Changed the Architecture Game

By Designer, Aliyah D. White. It’s Women’s History Month and we are celebrating the female pioneers in ...
Design as an Act of Service

Design as an Act of Service

By Designer, Aliyah D. White. As a firm, we practice design as an act of service. We work closely together with ...
Going Green for Saint Patrick’s Day

Going Green for Saint Patrick’s Day

What better day than Saint Patrick's Day than to give you tips for to go green! As a bonus, if you forgot to wear ...