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The Gaines Group Architectural Firm Opens Downtown

On September 1, 2009, The Gaines Group, PLC an architectural firm with more than 22 years of experience in Central Virginia will officially open its Harrisonburg, Virginia office to serve its growing clientele in the Shenandoah Valley. “We are opening our second office in Central Virginia because of the huge demand for green architectural design and LEED consulting services in the area”, explains Charles Hendricks, AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, the principal in charge of the Harrisonburg office. There is a real need in the area for practical design solutions that offer clients energy efficiency, durability, and healthy indoor air quality. We are expanding our service area to enable us to continue to provide the high quality of service and personal attention that our clients have come to expect from us over the last 22 years.” The new office is located in historic downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia at 107 S. Main St, Suite 2, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
The Gaines Group, PLC, named the “best green designers” in Virginia by the Virginia Sustainable Building Network in 2008, is known for its attention to detail, knowledge of green architecture, and for their practical approach to design projects. As an award winning graphic design firm and a leader in the “green” movement in Central Virginia, the firm has the ability to deliver the complete package for a design project, from marketing, 3-D modeling, design, specification development, LEED consulting, to construction documents.
The Gaines Group, PLC was established in 1987 in Charlottesville, VA. Principals in the firm include Raymond E. Gaines, RA, CSI, CCS, Charles B. Hendricks, AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, and Roger N. Bryant, CSI. The firm has worked on a multitude of green projects including the first LEED for Homes certified project in the Southeast United States and the first LEED for Homes high school student built project in the United States. Other projects include a historic tax credit LEED for Homes project, a LEED NC industrial project and commercial office, a LEED ND neighborhood project, and a LEED CS office project as well as various projects certified under the Earthcraft program. Charles Hendricks, AIA, CSI, C DT, LEED AP has contributed his time on the BRHBA Green Building committee for several years and help to adapt the Earthcraft program for the Mixed Humid Climate, he assisted in establishing the JRGBC-CV branch in Charlottesville, and is the Vice Chair of the SVBA Green Building Committee in Harrisonburg.
The Gaines Group, PLC services range from intimate house addition to large scale residential community planning. Our areas of specialization include residential architecture, commercial development and redevelopment, residential communities, site planning, residential additions, historic renovations, interior design, ecclesiastical design, Specification Consulting, graphic design, and LEED consulting. The Gaines Group, PLC has assembled a remarkably talented and experienced team of professionals to pull all building elements into a single elegant and functional design. We all look forward to many successful projects in the Valley.
The firm is currently designing a environmentally friendly farmhouse in Dayton, a LEED for Homes project in Broadway, Virginia, and serving as a LEED consultant for a commercial project in Grottoes, Virginia.
For questions about our services or to discuss a design project, contact Charles Hendricks, AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP at 540-896-2302 or email at cbhendricks@thegainesgroup.com.
The Gaines Group, PLC will host an open house on October 2, 2009 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm to introduce the community to their work.

On September 1, 2009, The Gaines Group, PLC, an architectural firm with more than 22 years of experience in Central Virginia, will officially open its Harrisonburg office to serve its growing clientele in the Shenandoah Valley.

“We are opening our second office in Central Virginia because of the huge demand for green architectural design and LEED consulting services in the area,” explains Charles Hendricks, the principal in charge of the Harrisonburg office. “There is a real need in the area for practical design solutions that offer clients energy efficiency, durability, and healthy indoor air quality.” The new office is located in downtown at 107 S. Main St, Suite 2. An open house is scheduled for the public on October 2.

The Gaines Group, PLC, named the “best green designers in Virginia” by the Virginia Sustainable Building Network in 2008, is known for its attention to detail, knowledge of green architecture, and for their practical approach to design projects. As an award winning graphic design firm and a leader in the “green” movement in Central Virginia, the firm has the ability to deliver the complete package for a design project, from marketing, 3-D modeling, design, specification development, LEED consulting, to construction documents.

The Gaines Group, PLC was established in 1987 in Charlottesville, VA. Principals in the firm include Raymond E. Gaines, RA, CSI, CCS, Charles B. Hendricks, AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, and Roger N. Bryant, CSI. The firm has worked on a multitude of green projects including the first LEED for Homes certified project in the Southeast United States and the first LEED for Homes high school student built project in the United States. Other projects include a historic tax credit LEED for Homes project, a LEED NC industrial project and commercial office, a LEED ND neighborhood project, and a LEED CS office project as well as various projects certified under the Earthcraft program. Charles Hendricks, AIA, CSI, C DT, LEED AP has contributed his time on the BRHBA Green Building committee for several years and help to adapt the Earthcraft program for the Mixed Humid Climate, he assisted in establishing the JRGBC-CV branch in Charlottesville, and is the Vice Chair of the SVBA Green Building Committee in Harrisonburg.

The Gaines Group services range from intimate house additions to large scale residential community planning. Areas of specialization include residential architecture, commercial development and redevelopment, residential communities, site planning, residential additions, historic renovations, interior design, ecclesiastical design, Specification Consulting, graphic design, and LEED consulting. The Gaines Group, PLC has assembled a remarkably talented and experienced team of professionals to pull all building elements into a single elegant and functional design.

The firm is currently designing a environmentally friendly farmhouse in Dayton, a LEED for Homes project in Broadway, Virginia, and serving as a LEED consultant for a commercial project in Grottoes, Virginia.

For questions about our services or to discuss a design project, contact Charles Hendricks, AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP at 540-896-2302 or email at cbhendricks@thegainesgroup.com.

The Gaines Group, PLC will host an open house on October 2, 2009 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm to introduce the community to their work.

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