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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...

Community Builder: Habitat for Humanity ReStore opens in Woodbridge

Not only did we get to see our work come to life with the opening of the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore location in Woodbridge, we got to hear about how this organization impacts vulnerable members of our community in ways beyond the home building service we are more familiar with. In the clip below, Traci Degroat, president of the Prince William...

Opening a distillery or brewery? A little planning goes a long way…

Build It (Properly) and They Will Come By Sean Porter, RA | Loveless Porter Architects When it comes to 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...

Loveless Porter has positive impact on customer experience at Popcorn Monkey

Popcorn Monkey Owner says Loveless Porter Architects showcased “everything store has to offer” Deltone Moore, founder of Popcorn Monkey, says that the latest outpost of his family-owned, gourmet popcorn shop, opened in Manassas last month, is a homecoming. Moore noted that he long had an eye on owning a business in Manassas, but with the city’s 95 percent commercial occupancy rate, it...

Loveless Porter Architects Helping to Make “Camp Semper K9” a Reality

Semper K-9 founder Chris Baity and Loveless Porter Architects discuss the future of Camp Semper K9, which will include tiny homes designed by Porter, for veterans to stay in while learning to work with their service dogs What started out as a desire to help veterans, without knowing exactly what that would look like, has blossomed into a new Community Builder project...

It’s Official! LPA Voted Best Architect in NOVA

When we got the news that Loveless Porter Architecture made Virginia Living Magazine “Best of Virginia 2017,” we were thrilled. Next came even better news–we topped the list! Thank you to all who voted Loveless Porter the #1 Architecture Firm in Northern Virginia! This is the second consecutive year that we have been on the list, and first earning the top spot. We...

Loveless Porter Designs Virginia’s First Sweeto Burritos

Mike Sarago, managing partner of Sarago Group Holdings, didn’t set out to be the person who would bring Sweeto Burrito, which started as a food truck in the oil fields of North Dakota, to all of Virginia. In fact, he had no desire to enter the restaurant business. However, after seeing the eatery featured on an episode of Food Paradise in 2013,...

Loveless Porter Architects Lends Design & Consulting Talent to ACTS Hunger Prevention Center

When Action in the Community Through Service (ACTS) Chief Executive Officer Steve Liga and his team envisioned a new Hunger Prevention Center for their main campus in Dumfries, they did not see all of the potential complications. “What I initially thought would be a simple project is actually quite complicated,” said Liga, adding that requirements include connecting and renovating two existing buildings...

Loveless Porter Architects Receives 2016 Best of Manassas Award

2016 Best of Manassas Awards – Architecture Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Loveless Porter Architects Receives 2016 Best of Manassas Award Manassas Award Program Honors the Achievement MANASSAS May 18, 2016 — Loveless Porter Architects has been selected for the 2016 Best of Manassas Award in the Architecture category by the Manassas Award Program. Each year, the Manassas Award Program identifies companies...