The Gaines Group

The Gaines Group does commercial, residential, and multi-family architectural design. We do site planning, interior design, architectural design, consulting, specification writing, LEED consulting, and graphic design. Our project range from renovations, additions, to new construction. There is no project too small or too big for us to help you add value to the project. We…

artwork – marker

Architects use a variety of media to study facades during schematic design. This image was a study for a hotel using markers to look at the material palette selected. We now often rely on computer software that allows for the use of actual material photographs to do the same studies.

Gaines Group Harrisonburg Studio

The economy is coming back, slowly, but with steady growth. According to the American Institute of Architects, the ABI (a measure of billings growth in the architectural community) has seen the third staight month of sustainable recovery. This optimism is supported by a breadth of the upturn in design activity. Firms in three of the…

CAAR Green Change Agents Presentation

The next Green Change Agents meeting–Free and open to all CAAR members and affiliates. No need to Register. Green Renovation Revelations! Friday, February 25, from 9 -10 am.  Our speaker will be Charles Hendricks, AIA, CSI, LEED AP, an architect at The Gaines Group, PLC. This architectural and design firm was named the “best green designers”…


These pieces were done for play. I wanted to explore other media that I had not used before to illustrate emotion.

artwork – charcoal

While this is the most time consuming rendering style that I have done, it is by far my favorite.

Green Matters – Preparing your Home for a New Baby

Green Matters is a series of workshops designed to help educate and inform the public on a variety of green building and design priciples. The series reconizes the significant impact the built environment has on our natural environment, economy, and health. It is imperative that we become more proactive about constructing, a built environment that…