Designing for Diverse Aesthetics

We believe our experience is much more than a list of buildings. It attests to challenges we have solved, visions we have brought to life for our clients, and projects we have completed on time and on budget.
We are known for our work in the following areas:

Whatever it is you need, we can help your building become a strategic advantage. Whether you need a home that offers security, comfort, and efficiency or a business that helps you increase your market share, enhance your reputation, attract customers, and retain employees … we can help you face the future head-on.

Get Greener Building Designs Without Spending More Green

At Gries Architectural Group we were using green materials long before “green” became a buzzword. All of our Project Architects are LEED*- accredited professionals, experienced in designing green buildings and obtaining LEED certification.

We realize that not every client is specifically looking for a LEED-certified building, however almost all of our projects include environmental considerations as a matter of course. That’s because we believe everyone is interested in building with green materials and processes, as long as it doesn’t add to the cost.

We present our clients with a matrix that includes eco-friendly design options and their associated costs. Then we work with them to figure out what makes the most financial sense within their budgets. These ecologically fiscal choices go far beyond what other firms offer.

Citizens First Credit Union administration headquarters is a 35,000-square-foot two-story addition to a 5,000-square-foot existing facility. The building was designed and constructed and is operated to be harmonious in appearance with the existing character of the general vicinity. We designed the facility to meet LEED NC requirements at the Silver performance level.
* LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

LEED Projects

Mission, Vision, Values

Ethics Above All

For more than a quarter of a century, we have conducted our business with an unwavering commitment to ethics. We’re family-owned – now into our second generation of leadership – and the Gries name is solid, trusted, and respected. We’ve got a strong sense of community, and we are dedicated to upholding the family values upon which we were founded.