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#WeDesignThatToo

#WeDesignThatToo

No project is too small, no dream is too big when it comes to the projects we design. One of our strengths as a ...
Decision Overload: How to avoid decision-fatigue in your project.

Decision Overload: How to avoid decision-fatigue in your project.

If there is one thing we can all count on, it’s the inevitability of the numerous decisions we will navigate ...
First Friday featured artist: Lori Mier

First Friday featured artist: Lori Mier

We are thrilled for the return of First Fridays downtown and will feature artist Lori Mier on Friday, April 1st, ...
Designing for Accessibility in Multifamily Communities

Designing for Accessibility in Multifamily Communities

We understand residents who are seeking accessible homes already face numerous challenges in their day-to-day ...
Celebrating Adrienne Stronge, Licensed Architect

Celebrating Adrienne Stronge, Licensed Architect

Please join us as we celebrate Adrienne Stronge, RA, CSI, CDT, in her achievement of passing the Architectural ...
Project Spotlight: The Knoll at Stone View

Project Spotlight: The Knoll at Stone View

Construction is wrapping up on another successful, multi-family community project designed for our incredible ...
Partnering with Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley

Partnering with Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley

The Gaines Group is proud to once again partner with Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley on the ...