Education & Certifications
- Licensed Architect – Virginia 2007, West Virginia 2020
- M. Arch – University of Tennessee, 2003
- BS Arch – University of Virginia, 1997
- Certified Green Professional, National Home Builders Association, 2013
- Certified Aging in Place Specialist, National Home Builders Association, 2012
- LEED AP BD&C, United States Green Building Council, 2009
- Construction Document Technologist, Construction Specifications Institute, 2004
Charles Hendricks is an architect, Rotarian, and father living in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. He design projects of all types and styles (residential, multi-family, office, commercial, school, ecclesiastical, industrial, new construction, renovation, modern, traditional, contemporary) for a variety of clients.
In 2014, The Gaines Group Architects was named “best small architectural firm” by the United States Green Building Council Best of Building Awards due to their work on sustainable, LEED Certified, EarthCraft Certified, and Energy Star projects in the residential, commercial, and industrial segments.
Charles has dedicated his professional life to learning as much as possible about building science and functional design solutions. After graduating from Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, he graduated from the University Of Virginia School Of Architecture. He then spent several years working with Ray at Gaines Group Architects learning the trade before going to the University of Tennessee School of Architecture with a M.Arch degree. He has a diverse background of work experiences, from life-guarding, delivering newspapers, managing Burger Kings, line cook in the kitchen at The Virginian Restaurant, and selling t-shirts at Mincer’s. All of these opportunities coupled with his studies at UVA, Tennessee, and hands-on in the field have provided him the skills to better deliver efficient and functional design solutions.
Charles is active in many community efforts, including the Construction Specifications Institute, American Institute of Architects, National Home Builders Association), Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, Harrisonburg Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, and the Shenandoah Valley Partnership. In addition, he volunteers his time to Eastern Mennonite School, Park View Mennonite Church Creation Care Committee, Rotary Club of Rockingham County, Harrisonburg Soap Box Derby, Bowl for Kid’s Sake, Real Men Wear Pink, Harrisonburg City Schools, and Massanutten Technical Center Foundation.