Gaines Group Architects

Harrisonburg needs to raise their accepted standard for new public buildings.

When you think of great public buildings, what comes to mind? A particular museum in Washington D.C.? Perhaps a World Heritage Site? I agree these are architectural treasures, however, I want to raise the question about ALL the everyday public buildings in our community. A great...
LEED Project

Questions to Ask When Looking for the Perfect Green Products

When you are selecting building products, you may never find a perfect, green solution. Here are some questions you can ask to make sure you select the best green products: Can I reuse what I already have? Can I donate or recycle what I no longer want? What product can I choose...
Architect Harrisonburg

Building Code – Why should you demand more?

Building Code: set of standards established and enforced by local government for the structural safety of buildings. The building code is simply a set of rules that set minimum standards for construction of structures – the absolute worst possible construction allowed by...