We are honored to be named the “best small architectural firm” by #USGBC members

SVBA Home and Garden ShowThe Gaines Group, PLC voted “Best Small Architectural Firm” in the 2014 Best of Building Award by USGBC’s 13,000 member organizations around the world.

The inaugural “people’s choice” awards recognize the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building

Harrisonburg, Va. – Sept. 17, 2014 – The Gaines Group, PLC Architecture and Design is pleased to announce today that it received the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Best of Building award for Best Small Architectural Firm.IMG_9735


The Gaines Group, PLC is honored to be included as the 2014 Best of Building Award Recipient by USGBC for best small architectural firm. Sustainability director, Charles Hendricks, AIA, CSI, CAPS, LEED AP states: “Our projects are a direct result of working with clients that want healthy, energy-efficient, and durable design solutions. From net-zero, EarthCraft Certified, to LEED Certified, our design work saves our clients money and conserves resources for future generations.”


The Best of Building Awards celebrates the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building. Nominees and winners were selected exclusively by the members of USGBC, a vibrant and diverse community of nearly 13,000 of the world’s leading organizations invested in sustainability.

“USGBC’s membership represents a diverse community of leaders that have made significant contributions to the advancement of green building,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, chief operating officer, USGBC. “We congratulate The Gaines Group, PLC Architecture and Design, as these peer-chosen awards reflect new and innovative achievements that are to be commended.”

There are 30, peer-selected awardees selected for 48 individual categories in the competition. Awardees were selected based on their region, size and area of specialization and are designed to showcase the most progressive, innovative organizations in the fields of green architecture, landscape, engineering, interior design and manufacturing. A full list of winners can be viewed at usgbc.org.DSC07090


About The Gaines Group, PLC Architecture and Design

The Gaines Group, PLC is a Virginia based architecture firm with offices in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg. Established in 1987, this award-winning design firm has established a strong reputation of sophisticated design through addressing the specific needs and place for which a project is to be built. The firm offers a comprehensive range of integrated design services including residential and commercial architecture, LEED Consulting, Specification Consulting, Interior Design, Landscape planning, Master Planning, Site Planning, Graphic Design, and Marketing Design. For more information visit our blog http://www.harrisonburgarchitect.com and website http://www.thegainesgroup.com.


About the U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit that is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org, explore the Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG) and connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.DSC01724

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Ross says:

    Congratulations, Charles! That is a high honor.


  2. Thanks Ross, we are very honored to be included in this recognition with Studio Domus (best mid-size firm) and Perkins and Will (best large firm).


  3. Mike Herr says:

    Congrats Charles!!!


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