Varieties

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. 

Wi-Not Stop: Where Style Meets Convenience

Loveless Porter Architects has brought another Wi-Not Stop from rendering to reality, with the opening of the location at 8400 Sudley Road in Manassas. We worked with our longtime client, E.E. Wine Energy, to overhaul a small, aged Northern Virginia gas station into a high-end fuel station and convenience store concept. Our firm provided architectural drawings and construction management services for all-new pump islands, canopies, and a larger, more inviting brick building. Design elements include high ceilings with wood planks, pendant lighting, a sleek coffee bar area, and a retail layout that encourages customers to explore and linger. This Wi-Not is part of a three-location renovation project for Loveless Porter.

Malwa Truckline: Servicing the Supply Chain

Malwa Truckline in Manassas, Virginia is a logistics solutions provider servicing the commercial vehicles at the heart of our nation’s supply chain. Like many light industrial uses, this project called for a blended space, with front-facing offices and meeting areas adjacent to large bays for mechanical work. Our architectural services included ensuring proper electrical capacity and placement to run the sophisticated equipment needed for maintaining modern trucks and designing space for trade tools like in-floor hydraulic lifts.

TOP of the Podium: Youth Wresting Facility

When TOP of the Podium, billed as the premier youth wrestling center in the nation, was ready to expand its footprint in Northern Virginia, they turned to Loveless Porter Architects to design a 20,000 SF state-of-the-art facility in Sterling, Virginia. Elements include: Space for training and competition Locker rooms Retail and concessions areas Seating and amenities for spectators Screening room/theater

BelAir 1740

Bel Air 1740 Beautiful Barn Venue Located just 25 minutes south of Washington DC in Prince William, Virginia. This new wedding barn features a majestic great hall with 25-foot ceilings and a state-of-the-art theatrical sound and lighting system.  

Eastern Applicators

We were proud to have been the architect for the Eastern Applicators, Inc. complex in Manassas, Virginia. This new construction drywall and painting company partners with some of the nation’s largest homebuilders and general contractors in the DC/Metro area. Elements included in our architectural plans include: Warehouse space Conference and meeting rooms Offices Reception area With this blended use, we gave consideration to the streetscape appearance. The office building, with its brick facade and plentiful windows, is situated in front of the more utilitarian warehouse, making this more welcoming exterior the first impression for visitors.  

Harris Building II: From Vacant Lot to Vibrant Mixed-Use

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 delivers four above-grade levels of residential (16 apartment units) and retail space, contributing to the vibrancy of this Northern Virginia neighborhood. We created an architectural design compatible with the project’s surroundings’ historical, cultural, and architectural aspects, closely considering Historic District Design Guidelines. Our architectural 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. We proposed that the building provide no separation between pre-existing adjacent buildings and no setback, to maintain a continuous street wall that will enhance the pedestrian experience. Brick, a traditional material, is used in a contemporary fashion with a mix of dark red, neutral gray, and natural white tones. The dark red brick in the left module is meant to quietly complement the mid-tone red of the adjacent building, home to The Bone restaurant. The white brick for the right module creates a stark contrast between the existing Harris Building and the new addition while matching the adjacent white windows, trim, and cornice. The center module is a neutral, mid-toned, and earthy gray that contributes to the overall contemporary feel of the entire composition, as does the dark-framed, varying proportioned windows, and the dark awnings, trim, and cornices. […]

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!

Brambleton: Dairy Barn Undergoes Daring Transformation

Success begets success. Having seen our architectural transformation of Sweeney Barn into a popular event space in Prince William County, Virginia, Loveless Porter was a natural choice when the Brambleton developers sought to breathe new life into a 1940s dairy barn in Ashburn, Virginia. In addition to architectural services, LPA remained involved during the buildout, working closely with our client and builder, Morgan-Keller, to see our vision through from conception to construction.With our help, this Northern Virginia landmark has reopened its doors as The Barn at Brambleton: a performance and event venue that hosts concerts, weddings, and other private celebrations, corporate events, community gatherings, and even Brambleton Presbyterian Church services. (Learn about the building's history.) The eye-catching style and versatility of the space earned The Barn at Brambleton recognition as a 2024 Pace Setter in the Loudoun Signature Awards. Interior spaces in the redesigned historic structure include gathering halls, offices, suites, and a commercial kitchen. Architectural modifications add modern convenience and improve the building’s structural integrity while preserving a nod to its rural past. Such as custom-hewn wood trusses framing soaring ceilings, and expansive windows that connect the barn to the surrounding landscape.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Loveless Porter (@loveless.porter)

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.