Varieties

Zandra’s Haymarket

The Challenge: Zandra's wanted to renovate a former school in Haymarket, VA, and needed an architect to navigate through certification of occupancy, approval for reclassification, and a floor plan.  The Solution: Zandra's contracted with Loveless Porter. In addition to guiding them through permitting, classification, compliance, and zoning challenges, the architecture firm also made suggestions on materials that aligned with the vision for the new space. The Result: With those recommendations, the finished building is one that creates a warm and inviting atmosphere.   “We’re honored to be a part of this launch and the expansion of the Zandra’s brand,” said Sean Porter, owner of Loveless Porter. 

Escape Salon and Spa

Escape Salon and Spa’s new stand-alone structure is twice as big and located just outside their former location. The new building is twice as big and has a highly designed interior to create a fresh look. 

Church and South

Church and South is a new project we are working on. This is a development of a mixed-use building addition to a single-family home currently used as office space.  This project is currently going through the Architectural Review Process.        

Sparc Research

Grand Opening  LPA was hired to create a design for their new state-of-the-art research facility in Warrenton. The design concept was based on the historic manufacturing and factory building influenced by high-tech materials. The massing of the building has a hierarchical center feature with lower side elevations. The window details were derived from the old-fashioned wired glass with divided lights. The material color changes also identify the different interior uses of office spaces and manufacturing and test uses. SPARC Research was founded in 2018 to advance the state-of-the-art in rocket and airbreathing technology development, preliminary design, and prototype demonstration using modern Multiphysics modeling tools. With over 325 years of combined experience in rocket propulsion, SPARC’s personnel create relationships with customers built on trust. Working with established propulsion suppliers, prime contractors, and Government laboratories to provide unique design solutions to demanding propulsion requirements, SPARC Research provides an unbiased technical analysis and design solution that the customer can count on. SPARC Research https://sparcresearch.com/      

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)

M&F Build: A New HQ for Returning Client

Loveless Porter is proud to be a “builder’s architect,” the firm construction companies trust with their own projects. M&F, a design/build firm in the Mid-Atlantic, is one such company. After outgrowing the original space LPA designed for the company when its focus was more narrow, M&F engaged our architectural services for an expansion. Working closely with the client, Loveless Porter designed a complex that will serve the next phase of growth for M&F, with a new headquarters, dispatch office, scale house, and decant facility. The offices feature modern, stylish finishes that complement the more industrial uses in the adjacent buildings. View the gallery to see how these concepts work together!