Coming Soon Renderings

Culpepper: In the Works

Here is another “In the Works” project in Culpeper.  “We are taking to lots across from each other to create buildings that act as a gateway down the main street. We are providing a community plaza, retail, apartments, and covered farmer’s market area.”

In the Works: ACTS

Loveless Porter Architects has been a long-time supporter of Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) Hunger Prevention Center by donating time and services to their multitude of community programs. Our involvement started with expanding the food pantry, to further assisting in expanding again to a newly purchased building. The Hunger Prevention Center has expanded allowing them to help even more families struggling to put food on the table. Clients are eligible to obtain food assistance through the ACTS Hunger Prevention Center once per month. Food is distributed on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed. The month after the new Center opened, the number of families receiving food assistance jumped from 650 to 900 for a total of 7,587 households (a 4% increase).  Currently, they provide over 75,000 pounds of food to over 2,000 people every month! We most recently assisted ACTS in the refacing, renovating, and rebranding the thrift store newly named “Second ACTS”. All donations to ACTS directly benefit your local community. Everything you donate will create new opportunities for local people looking to find a job, get their lives back on track, or support their families. Donations are 100% tax-deductible and receipts are available upon request. If you have something to donate, come see the drop-off location for all donations at the new Thrift Store Donation Center located one block south of the store on Main St. in Dumfries.

Brambleton: Dairy Barn Undergoes Daring Transformation

Success begets success. Having seen our architectural transformation of Sweeney Barn into a popular event space, Loveless Porter was a natural choice when the Brambleton developers sought to breathe new life into a 1950s dairy barn in Ashburn, Virginia. With our help, this Northern Virginia landmark will reopen its doors as the Soave Center for the Arts: a performance and event venue, hosting concerts, weddings, community gatherings, and Brambleton Presbyterian Church services. (Learn about the building's history.) Interior features of the redesigned historic structure include gathering halls, offices, suites, and a kitchen. Throughout, architectural modifications add modern convenience and improve the building’s structural integrity while preserving a nod to its rural past. LPA remains involved in the project, working closely with our client and builder Morgan-Keller to see our vision through from conception to construction.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Loveless Porter (@loveless.porter)

Harris Building II

Harris Building II Loveless Porter was selected to transform a long-vacant lot into a vibrant, mixed-use project in Downtown Manassas, Virginia, just 30 minutes from Washington, DC. Located steps from a Virginia Railway Express and Amtrak station, this transit-oriented project will deliver residential and retail space that contributes to the vibrancy of this Northern Virginia neighborhood. We worked with the site owners to create an architectural design that is compatible with the historical, cultural, and architectural aspects of the project’s surroundings, giving close consideration to the Historic District Design Guidelines. Our design features a clean and elegant contemporary aesthetic that will complement and enhance the beauty, significance, and value of the adjacent historic structures as well as the entire downtown urban fabric. The building as proposed will provide no separation between existing buildings and no setback to maintain a continuous street wall that will enhance the pedestrian experience. The traditional material of brick will be used in contemporary fashion through the careful selection of dark red, neutral gray, and natural white tones. The dark red brick has been selected for the left module to quietly complement the mid-tone red of the adjacent building, home to The Bone restaurant. The white brick for the right module will create a stark contrast between the existing Harris Building and the new addition while matching the adjacent white windows, trim, and cornice. The center module will be a neutral, mid-toned, and earthy gray that will contribute to the overall contemporary feel of the entire […]

Innovative Exoskeleton Adds New Floors to Historic Pace West Building

This project allows us to take something old and make it new again, as we help to transform the old Pace West building on John Marshall Highway in Haymarket, Virginia, into office condo and restaurant space. Rather than demolish the building, which opened as Gainesville Elementary School in 1935, or expand outwards, which would mean the loss of youth sports fields, our plan calls for building an exoskeleton around the historic building. The project will add two floors and an open roof top with mountain views, while making use of existing resources and preserving historic architectural elements. Read more about this innovative project.

Harris Building II

Harris Building II      We designed an exciting new mixed-use building that will be an addition to the existing Harris Building I and contribute to the growing vibrancy of historic Old Town Manassas. The building has been designed to be compatible with the historical, cultural and architectural aspects of its surroundings and close consideration has been given to the Historic District Design Guidelines. We designed this building with a clean and elegant contemporary aesthetic that will complement and enhance the beauty, significance, and value of the adjacent historic structures as well as the entire downtown urban fabric. The building as proposed will provide no separation between existing buildings and no setback to maintain a continuous street wall that will enhance the pedestrian experience. The traditional material of brick will be used in contemporary fashion by the careful selection of a dark red, neutral gray and natural white. The dark red brick has been selected for the left module to quietly and elegantly complement the mid-tone red of the adjacent building, The Bone Restaurant. The white brick for the right module will create a stark contrast between the existing Harris Building and the new addition while matching the adjacent white windows, trim and cornice. The center module will be a neutral, mid-toned and earthy gray that will contribute the overall contemporary feel of the entire composition as will the dark, varying proportioned windows, and the dark awnings, trim and cornices. Awnings, recessed balconies, transparent railings, potential planters, lighting, and other […]

In the Works: Nest Academy

Nest Academy: LPA’s design of this new daycare located off Hastings Drive behind the Harris Teeter has whimsical details related to children’s books. This 12,000 SF daycare has masonry and hardi board exterior materials relating to the surrounding context including a clock tower and gym annex building. The interior carries the whimsical design throughout with wall colors and floor patterns. The project is set to break ground End of 2019.

Hope Hill Church – In the Works

Hope Hill Church is building its worship center in Woodbridge. As with many LPA projects, Hope Hill requires a Special Use Permit, so we are tasked with developing a “concept” or “vision” of the church committee’s intent, needs, and wish list while focusing on the exterior language, material, and color palette although the interior hasn’t been fully developed.  It is a cart before the horse in many cases, but a task we certainly accomplish.