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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...

LPA Nominated for Corporate LiveWire 2018 Architecture Awards

Corporate LiveWire just announced that Loveless Porter is on their “short list” of nominees for the 2018 Architecture Awards! We are honored to be under consideration, and look forward to the judging process! From LiveWire: Our Architecture Awards celebrate excellence in engineering, construction and real estate. Recognizing impressive examples of new design, the development of sustainability and ecology, and emerging practices and...

A Bigger Part of the Whole Process; CASA CIS

For our community building efforts at Loveless Porter, we seek out causes that speak to us. CASA CIS (Court Appointed Special Advocates, Children’s Intervention Services) is a great example. They help neglected and abused children, through a network of volunteer advocates who watch over the children’s safety and needs, and provide them with a voice in court. CASA advocates are able to...

Dizzy Pig: “Workflow Greatly Improved”

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 of BBQ-style cooking. In addition to space to blend and sell seasonings,...

Our next historic rehabilitation project. . .Loveless Porter Architects’ new office space!

Loveless Porter Architects will be breathing life back into two Center Street buildings that are on the City of Manassas Historic Landmarks list: Austin House and Methodist-Episcopal Church, South, both built in the early 1900s. This project is particularly exciting, as the former church (and also one-time bellydance studio), will come to life as our new office space, showcasing our design sensibilities...

8 Tips for a Successful Remodel

Most of our work is commercial: Loveless Porter Architects has helped nationally franchised gyms, restaurants and daycare centers, as well as locally-owned distillers and other entrepreneurs, design spaces that blend function and form. Now, we are sharing a few “pro tips” that homeowners can apply on smaller scale. Because your dream kitchen remodel deserves good planning, too. Happy renovating! Choose classic over...