Gaines Group Architects in Harrisonburg


We have been building our firm here in the valley for a little more than 8 years. I opened our branch office in Harrisonburg in July 2008 in the basement of my Timberville home. Most of my jobs were still in the Central Virginia area at the time. There was a lot of driving over the…

Low price often does not lead to a happy client in the future


We are all on a budget – no matter how big or small the project, there is ALWAYS a budget. This budget is always a discussion point during design and usually becomes a point of restriction in the project at some point. Clients often face conflict between what they want and what they want to spend….

Harrisonburg Sustainable Farmhouse project update 3


Beck Builders has finished the Sustainable Farm House we designed just north of Harrisonburg.  Click here to see more from past posts. Click here to see more from past posts. The deep front porch provides plenty of space for seating. The rear deck has incredible views. The open floor plan features high ceilings and lots…

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 opening from the fire was preserved…