Is happiness created by “Place” Harrisonburg?


JMU is ranked as the 20th Happiest School in the country by Newsweek & the Daily Beast in a poll just released. The poll looked at six categories, weighted equally using a measure of how close or distant each school is to average: dining, housing, nightlife, number of sunny days per year, student-teacher ratio, and…

You know you are an architect if _____________________


It takes a unique personality to be an architect. Many people tell me that they were going to be an architect, but…. So what does it take to be an architect? Here is a list of thoughts, please add your own. You know you are an architect if ______________________. Everyone thinks you make a lot…

Design for a Lifetime


We are working on the design of a new multi-family project specifically for seniors in Charlottesville named Timberlake Place. This project pays close attention to accessibility of spaces to make the design as functional as possible to people of all abilities. This design approach has been called ‘universal design’, ‘design for a lifetime’, or ‘easy…

Rockingham County Fair – Saturday August 20


Last day to ride the rides, eat the food, and see the sites before next year. This marks the end of summer for many, come out and celebrate! SATURDAY, AUGUST 20   FAMILY FUN DAY — Gate Admission – Adults – $5, Children 7-12 – $2, Children 6 & under – Free 10:00 a.m.   Virginia Junior Sheep…

New Home Loan program for Energy Efficiency


Message from Eric Beck: The Federal Home Loan Bank in Atlanta just rolled out a couple of new products.  Two of them are targeted toward Energy Efficiency Improvements or Accessibility Improvements.  They are offering up to $15000 in improvements per individual family. Here are the necessary qualifications. 1)Income must be under 80% of the area…

Rockingham County Fair – Friday August 19


I wish they could all be California Girls, Help me Rhonda, Wouldn’t it be nice, Good Vibrations… This is the night to be at the fair. One of my favorite collection of songs of any band. Come by to see me at our booth for a chance to win a rain barrel! FRIDAY, AUGUST 19…

Rockingham County Fair – Thursday August 18


Today is a big day at the fair with older adults getting in for $2, Chris Young playing tonight, and of course Roger Bryant working the Gaines Group booth. Stop by and talk to him to find out how to win a rain barrel. The kids coloring contest is still going strong with some great…

Rockingham County Fair – August 17


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17   YOUTH DAY – All youth under 12 years old admitted free.  Youth 13-18 years old $2;                                         Adults $5 Sponsored by: WHSV TV3 9:00 a.m.   4-H and FFA Steer Show 10:00 a.m.   Open and Junior Sheep Show 2:00 p.m.   Rides open. 3:00 p.m. Market Goat Show 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.   FREE Tetanus/Diphtheria vaccines to…

Rockingham County Fair coloring contest


Here are some of the entries from the first day of the kids coloring contest. Take some time to color our logo for a chance to win a Kline’s Gift Card.

Rockingham County Fair – Tuesday August 16th


Another great day lined up at the fair. Stop by our booth and ‘ask the architect’ how to win a rain barrel or enter the coloring contest. Tonight is also BBQ Chicken night and all you can ride for $12. If you have questions or comments about the importance of green building for your elected…

Rockingham County Fair – Monday August 15th


Come see us at the fair and enter for a chance to win a rain barrel! MONDAY, AUGUST 15 OPENING DAY – Admission $5 for Adults, Children 7-12 – $2, Children 6 & under – Free  9a.m. – 7 p.m. Exhibit entry time for departments. CHECK FAIR CATALOGUE FOR EXACT TIME FOR EACH DEPARTMENT. BAKED GOODS TUESDAY MORNING. 4:00…