Having It All: Loveless Porter Undertakes Two “Mixed-Use” Projects

Mixed-use development continues to be a buzzword in the architecture and design industry, and for good reason. In its ideal format, this planning concept co-locates homes, office space, recreation, retail and transit. Mixed-use, or “smart,” development, essentially creates a universal space to work, play, shop and live. This type of...

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Board Game Tavern Makes it to the Finish Line

The Challenge: “Think Dave & Busters, unplugged,” said John Hornberger, a lifelong board game aficionado, of his concept for Crossroads Tabletop Tavern in Historic Downtown Manassas.  He chose a design firm to create the space he envisioned, with varied, colorful dining sections and a “wow factor” wall showcasing over 1,400...

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Distillery Expansion Triples Production

Rapid growth along with expansion grants from Virginia and the City of Manassas put KO Distilling in an unusual position for a relatively new distillery: It was ready to triple production. Central to this plan was the addition of a 30-foot high, 12-inch diameter column still. KO once again contracted...

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KO Distilling: From Warehouse to Welcoming Destination

The Challenge: Manassas-based KO Distilling offers locally crafted spirits, tours, tastings and a banquet hall for special events. Before all of that existed, however, the building was just an empty shell of a warehouse. KO President and Head Distiller John O’Mara needed an architect who could look past the barren...

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Daycare Design Impresses Prospective Clients

The Challenge: The Goddard School in Gainesville, Virginia is a private preschool for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. This owner-operated franchise needed a building that provided a nurturing and spacious environment for their play-based education system, which emphasizes learning through experiences and exploration. “Most Goddard Schools are purpose-built,”...

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Design Improved Workflow, Productivity

The Challenge: Founded in in 2002, Dizzy Pig is a small batch seasoning crafter with a line of over 20 different spice blends, hand blended using natural ingredients, and no MSG or gluten. The company had a vision for its future, one where a large, inviting headquarters would embrace more elements...

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Loveless Porter Bringing Vision for “Camp Semper K9” to Life

Semper K9 HQ Will Offer Greater Comfort, Opportunities for Veterans & Service Dogs Semper K9 Assistance Dogs is a passion for Marine Corps combat veteran Christopher Baity and his wife Amanda Baity.  They formed the nonprofit in 2014 to rescue dogs to train as service animals for military veterans living...

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