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A Hole-in-One for Child Advocacy! Inaugural Charity Golf Classic on April 29

Loveless Porter Architects is proud to team up with our friends at BION, Inc. to host our inaugural Charity Golf Classic, at 7:00 am on April 29, 2024 at Westfields Golf Club in Centerville, VA. Join us for a day of golf, community building, and supporting the amazing work done by CASA CIS. Their dedicated volunteers serve as advocates for children who are navigating the...

LPA Selected to Design Northern Virginia’s First Hilton Tempo

Loveless Porter Architects is proud to work with Holladay Properties again, this time as the lead architecture firm on the Tempo by Hilton coming to the popular Farm Brew LIVE! Campus in Manassas, VA. We are blending Hilton’s exacting brand guidelines – created to deliver the highest level of guest comfort – with custom design elements that will add a unique local...

Help Loveless Porter Support the House of Mercy Toy Drive

Loveless Porter Architects is proud to support the House of Mercy “Smile Mile” Toy Drive by acting as a collection site, now through Dec. 10, 2023. Together, we can help this nonprofit meet its goal of giving toys to more than 450 families. Please consider: Bringing a new, unwrapped toy valued at $25 or more to our offices at 900 Center Street,...

Trend Alert: Maximalism Urges “More is More” in Design

Embracing the Maximalist Trend: A Guide to Bold Design As architects, we like to stay on top of design trends. One we see taking the design world — and Pinterest — by storm, is maximalism. This decorating trend invites vibrant color and rich texture back into our homes and businesses. Say goodbye to “less is more,” and embrace the idea that there...

Bringing MacMillan Whiskey to Old Town Alexandria

Our latest restaurant client, MacMillan Spirit House in Old Town Alexandria, has caught the eye of the Washington Business Journal, which reported that: “Derek Anderson and Emma Hand hope to open MacMillan Spirit House by the end of the year at 500 Montgomery St. The roughly 3,800-square-foot space, including an outdoor patio area, is more than twice as large as the whiskey...

Designing a Lighthouse and a Dream in Chantilly

Loveless Porter is proud to have played a role in bringing the first Children’s Lighthouse Early Learning Schools™ to Virginia, serving as the architect for a soon-to-open location in Chantilly. Better yet, in doing so, we get to help a longtime Loudoun County couple achieve their dream of entrepreneurship. After signing a contract to open the first Northern Virginia location of this Texas-based...

Sean Porter Named “Best of Prince William” Architects

It’s official — Loveless Porter Architects CEO Sean Porter has again been named as “The Best of Prince William” by InsideNova readers. “To earn this recognition several years in a row is a deep honor,” said Porter. “Not only have we earned the trust of our clients, but we have also sustained those relationships over the course of years and in many...

Opening a distillery or brewery? Plan early for long term success

By Sean Porter, RA | Loveless Porter Architects When it comes to craft distilleries and breweries, the equation is not as simple as “build it and they will come.” These spaces must simultaneously function as a production facility, warehouse, retail shop and gathering place. To successfully pull off this balancing act requires thoughtful planning and design from the start. For each brewery...

Virginia Living Names Lovelss Porter Top Architect in Northern Virginia

You like us, you really like us! We are honored to once again have earned the top spot in Virginia Living Magazine’s “Best of Virginia” competition. Thank you to all of our loyal clients who voted Loveless Porter Architects as the #1 architecture firm in Northern Virginia. This is no small feat: Nearly half a million votes were cast in 104 categories....

5 Ways a Skilled Architect Can Enhance Your Business

Bringing the right architect on board is a solid investment in your business. At Loveless Porter, we view each project as a partnership, where we take the time to understand your end goals and vision for the future so we can design to those needs. Here are five ways that a skilled architect can enhance your business: Increase Sales Via Enhanced Customer...

Staff Spotlight: Colgan Grad Janya Choudary Joins LPA for the Summer

We are pleased to welcome our newest intern, Janya Choudhary. Before heading to Ringling College of Art and Design this fall, the recent Colgan High School graduate will hone her office skills and design sensibilities under the mentorship of Loveless Porter Architects. Our internship program is just one way that we connect with younger generations to nurture their talents and help them...

9 Pro Tips for Your Next Home Renovation Project

At Loveless Porter Architects, while much of our architectural and construction management work is commercial, serving a diverse set of business, church, and government clients in a variety of settings — from bustling urban centers to rustic rural areas across the Mid-Atlantic — we have also had the pleasure of helping homeowners with new construction builds and renovations. We have put together...

Historic Renovation: Treasures & Trials from Meredith House, c. 1890s

Our latest historic renovation project is taking Loveless Porter through the full spectrum of treasures and trials that can come with updating older buildings. Click here to view the process so far, including clips from demolition day. Known as Meredith House, this turn-of-the-century Tudor mansion had fallen into disrepair — and a few unflattering attempts at modernization — over the decades. Once...

Loveless Porter Earns Spot in Manassas Business Hall of Fame With 8th “Best Of” Award

Anybody familiar with the work of Loveless Porter Architects in Manassas, VA will not be surprised to learn that this storied firm has maintained its spot in the “Manassas Business Hall of Fame,” with its eighth “Best of Manassas” win. From foundational projects such as City Hall and Harris Pavillion to inviting eateries and watering holes, and even mixed-use developments that are...

Beyond Design: Understanding the Full Role of an Architect

Architecture is one of those fields that everybody has heard of, but that many people don’t fully understand. While it’s true that architects are the creative force behind building design, our field of expertise extends well beyond that. We also bring technical knowledge, project management and budgeting, procurement, building code familiarity, and even a bit of diplomacy when it’s time to present...

The Architecture That Defines Historic Manassas

As you all know, here at Loveless Porter, we have a passion for historic renovation projects, finding that sweet spot between preserving the original charm and adding modern conveniences and sensibilities. Our latest such project is close to home, as we breathe new life into Meredith House at 9001 Center Street in Historic Downtown Manassas, directly across from our own offices. In...

LPA CEO Advises Commercial Realtors on “Navigating the Steps to Occupancy Permit”

The Commercial Industrial Land Exchange (CILE) invited Loveless Porter CEO Sean Porter to be the guest speaker at a recent meeting, where he shared his expertise on a critical stage of opening or expanding a business: Navigating the Steps to Occupancy Permit. While most commercial realtors and business owners expect some permitting complications related to a new site, they often don’t anticipate...