Happy Father’s Day


Life of a father Many look at our plight as a fairy tale of watching television, burping, yelling for our team, and mowing the yard. However, there is more to the story than you have seen in the news. There are more trials and tribulations to being a father than any other role in the…

How to be successful in the construction industry #JoinCSI


“In the architectural world there are two types of Architects, frustrated Artists and frustrated Engineers” ~ Raymond E. Gaines, FCSI As anyone that knows Ray will understand, this is one of his favorite sayings. While I think there is more diversity in the industry that he lets on, there is truth to this statement. There…

The Gaines Group, because design matters!


Reblog from Firmability.com Design Matters When you think about architecture your mind often goes to signature works that stand up and mark a moment in history. You think about those forms that appear to be a symphony captured in place and time.  You remember those famous buildings that grace the cover of magazines, mansions on…

Architecture is not just about being Sexy!


When you pick up a magazine about architecture the cover is most likely an oasis of proportion, grace, and detail. The work that we as a profession celebrate most often is beautiful, skillfully done, and probably touched up just a little with Photoshop.… This is not unique to the architectural industry of course, we are a society…