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Staff Spotlight: Kwame Nyarko, AAIA

What is your job and how long have you been with Loveless Porter Architects, LLC? My job at LPA is as and architectural designer and have been with LPA for the past 3 months Briefly describe what a day in your work life looks like. My typical day my work is broken up into mostly feasibility studies in form of building code...

Doing Our Part: CASA CIS

As much as we hope it’s never the case, child abuse and neglect is an issue in our community. It’s something that none of us want to think about, but fortunately, we have organizations like CASA CIS that are at the front line, ready to help. CASA CIS provides children a safe, consistent advocate throughout court cases and foster home relocation, as...

Staff Spotlight: Debbie Hawkins

Debbie Hawkins has been the Office Manager and Expediter at Loveless Porter Architects, LLC for over four years.  Briefly describe what a day in your work life looks like. Every day in the office is different depending on the current projects underway, but typically I am responsible for a multitude of tasks such as answering emails and phones, bookkeeping, working closely with...

Join Us for Our Ribbon Cutting!

Loveless Porter Architects invites you to Celebrate our new home in Historic Manassas with a ribbon cutting, Friday, June 14, 2019. Ceremony will commence at 5:00 pm at 9000 Center Street Manassas. .

Loveless Porter Wins Best of Manassas Award, Fourth Consecutive Year

Loveless Porter Architects is proud to announce it has been selected for the 2019 Best of Manassas Award in the Architecture category by the Manassas Award Program. Each year, the Manassas Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business...

International Center: Creating Something Out of Nothing

What was once a 44,000 square foot warehouse building off of Jefferson Davis Highway in Woodbridge is now a growing retail space, all thanks to the partnership between building manager Holly Sadeghian and Loveless Porter Architects. Now the space boasts 15 retail units and upstairs offices, with more to come. “An agency came in and said the warehouse was a tear down...

Loveless Porter Architects Wins Award for Excellence in Small Business

Manassas-based architecture firm Loveless Porter Architects, LLC is honored to be named recipient of the 2019 Award for Excellence in Small Business, presented by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce on February 26, 2019. The firm was nominated in mid-January and ultimately won due to “overall outstanding contributions to the Chamber and/or to the business community,” as per the Chamber’s website. “It...

Navigating an “Urban Daycare” Project, at DC’s District Wharf

After designing over 30 daycare centers in suburban settings, Loveless Porter Architects is working on its first “urban childcare” design, in The Banks development, across from DC’s District Wharf. Much of the process is the same: Creating an environment that invites children to explore and learn, with careful consideration given to safety, age range, classroom sizes and curriculum. Yet, building a space...

Loveless Porter Named a “Global Business Insights” Winner

Loveless Porter Architects, LLC is proud to be named the “2018/2019 Global Business Insight Award for Ecological Landscape Architecture Firm of the Year.” While our primary focus is on building design and construction contract administration, we can also work with clients to extend our design philosophies to the surrounding landscape when called upon. It is an honor to have a spotlight shown...

Realtors: Help Commercial Clients Avoid Permitting Pitfalls

As a commercial realtor, you want your clients to succeed.  You likely spend hours learning about their goals, followed by months searching for their ideal space, triangulating factors such as location, building condition and pricing. Then comes negotiation of lease or purchase terms.  Don’t let this momentum come to a grinding halt when your client applies for an occupancy permit. I have...

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 planning is in high demand because it: Offers an efficient use of...

ACTS Doubles Food Pantry Operations with New “Hunger Prevention Center”

With the opening of its new 3,300-square foot Hunger Prevention Center, Action in the Community Through Service (ACTS) has nearly doubled the size of its facilities for storing, preparing and distributing food to those in need. The new building allows ACTS to bring its entire food program onto its main campus in Dumfries, simplifying food drop off and pick up, freeing up storage...

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 with injuries or PTSD. When Manassas-based architect Sean Porter, owner of Loveless...

Realtors: Help Commercial Clients Avoid Permitting Pitfalls

As a commercial realtor, you want your clients to succeed.  You likely spend hours learning about their goals, followed by months searching for their ideal space, triangulating factors such as location, building condition and pricing. Then comes negotiation of lease or purchase terms.  Don’t let this momentum come to a grinding halt when your client applies for an occupancy permit. I have...