Harrisonburg Green Expo


The Harrisonburg Green Expo is scheduled for November 10th from 9am – 4pm at the EMU Commons. This annual event brings together the leaders of the sustainability movement from the area for a great day of workshops, exhibits, and demonstrations.  This years event has the added benefit of many activities for children including a bouncy…

Engaging our community in pictures


We believe strongly that it is our ethical duty to serve our local community. Here is a look at some of the ways we put our beliefs in action. How do you serve your community? Celebrating a ribbon cutting of our rooftop garden Promoting local events Hosting local artists Named the Best Architects in Harrisonburg…

Architecture cannot exist without function and beauty. DESIGN MATTERS.


Architecture is an interesting profession. You begin to notice things in your community that others overlook. You see inefficiencies that others simply accept as status-quo. The joy in our profession for me exists in the ability to design solutions, solve other people’s problems, and help them achieve their dreams. The downside is that everyone has…

Harrisonburg Parklet Project – In Pictures


First step, find the best spaces Next Advertise the event on social media and place community posters Spaces reserved 24 hours in advance Construction of the spaces Parklets begin to take shape Spaces open to the public An incredible event with lots of foot traffic, conversations, and questions!

Harrisonburg Parklet Project – TODAY!


  I am very excited to see the Harrisonburg Parklet Project take shape today in Downtown. At 1pm artist, residents, students, and professors are coming downtown to take over 13 parking spaces to create their visions of  green spaces the encourage unscripted social interaction, design, civic engagement, critical thinking, generosity, and play. The set up…

Green Sales Tax Holiday!


PRESS RELEASE: Virginia’s upcoming sales tax holiday for Energy Star and WaterSense products gives citizens an opportunity to save money now and for years to come. Not only can you avoid the state sales tax during the four-day event by buying qualifying energy-saving products, you will save money for years to come by lowering your home energy…

Should you have your ducts cleaned?


There are many potential benefits to having your ducts cleaned, there are also possible problems that could be caused by this process. If you expect there is vermin activity in your ducts, then yes, as soon as possible have your ducts cleaned. You would be very surprised how often this is the case with ducts…

Good Architecture does not just happen…


Good architecture does not just happen. It is formed through conversations, discussions, debates, and most important, listening. Architects are often assumed to serve those in need of a signature work that marks a place in time and culture. The reality of it is those buildings and projects are few and far between and almost never…

Design in the Valley – starting a conversation.


Design matters. Taking time out to develop the idea is an activity that should NOT be considered a luxury,but should be seen as a required planning tool that cannot be overlooked. In our fast paced society we look for solutions that are fast and simple. We don’t want things to be overly complicated. We simply…