Gaines Group Architects

The biggest competition in the architectural profession is “no design.”

The architectural industry is an interesting one (and the only one I really know, so probably not unlike any others) in that as architects we compete for a very small pool of projects against each other, but we all rely on each other to promote the industry as a whole. The...

Design Matters – New construction vs custom construction

Design matters. If you are building a new home, proper planning and design will provide you with the most energy-efficient, durable, and healthy home. There are many things that are done in new home construction that are considered standard, that might or might not be healthy,...

Architecture cannot exist without function and beauty. DESIGN MATTERS.

Architecture is an interesting profession. You begin to notice things in your community that others overlook. You see inefficiencies that others simply accept as status-quo. The joy in our profession for me exists in the ability to design solutions, solve other people’s...

Harrisonburg Parklet Project – In Pictures

First step, find the best spaces Next Advertise the event on social media and place community posters Spaces reserved 24 hours in advance Construction of the spaces Parklets begin to take shape Spaces open to the public An incredible event with lots of foot traffic,...

A Home Specific for you – Design Matters

No matter what your goals, you can design a house around the way you live and for your site. This home has a jacuzzi on the roof to take advantage of the views and the way this client lived. While a house this specific to one person may have an issue with resale, if you are...