Gaines Group Architects

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 daily. From the moment we decide when to get out of bed, the average person will make thousands of decisions throughout the span of their day. Most of us love having...
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Petro

Petro 2 Addition and Renovation

We highly recommend travelers who frequent Interstate 81 to check out the new Petro Truck stop in Raphine! The expansion and improvements being made here are impressive. This facility will be one of the largest truck stops on the East coast and houses a wide variety of food and...
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Blue ridge mountain home

Blue Ridge Mountain Home

The Blue Ridge Mountain Home, which backs up to the parkway, is now framed, and the roof trusses were being installed when we last visited. This single-level home has a detached garage, bonus room over the garage, and an open floor plan, making sure there is plenty of space for...
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Job Shadowing

Job Shadowing with Gaines Group

Meredith Charlton is a student at Blue Ridge Community College. She is the latest student to job shadow in our Harrisonburg office. This experience is a chance to see the profession to get a better sense of daily life in an architectural firm. We have hosted more than a dozen...
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Now Hiring – Entry-level architectural intern / office administrator

Gaines Group Architects is growing again and are searching for the right person to add to our Harrisonburg team. I think that will be a 1/4 time office admin and 3/4 time architectural intern or interior designer, but it could start part-time. If you have an interest in...
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Custom Home

New Home vs. Custom Home

The value of adding someone that has years of training to think through design options to provide the optimized solution for facilitating the life you want to live in that particular place is the obvious answer. (and a really long sentence) However, there is more to the design...
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Harrisonburg First Friday: Gaines Group Architects T-Shirts!

Gaines Group Architects T-Shirts will be available for pick up at the September 1, 2017 Harrisonburg First Friday from 5pm – 8pm. This monthly event features a different artist each month. We offer food and drink for those attending and the artist is always available for...
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harrisonburg farmhouse

Building a New Custom Home: Who to Trust and How to Meet Your Goals

Building a new custom home is a leap of faith. It is a complicated process that requires trust in your team. There is design, construction, permits, setbacks, easements, rock, weather delays, room sizes, and aesthetics. So how do you get it all done? How do you figure out who to...
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The Gaines Group Harrisonburg Office Is Taking Shape

Our new office is open and getting into shape. The interior brick walls along the stair that were once covered in black char from the 80’s fire have been scraped. The stairs have been rebuilt leading to the second floor. Heading into the second floor, the window and door...