About Us

Experience & Innovation

Love. Love of people. Love of places. Love of friendships and great experiences. This really is the core of our philosophy and approach to each day. Envisioning creating and then experiencing a completed project with our clients is always a joy and a privilege. While we are general practitioners, our particular focus areas include government, senior living, religious and commercial architecture.

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About Us

Experience & Innovation

We like to push the boundaries of what we can do within the constraints we’ve been given to bring people’s dreams into reality. We design and coordinate projects here in Harrisonburg, VA, throughout Virginia, and West Virginia.

Building Value

We’re not the biggest architectural firm in the Harrisonburg, VA, area, but we’re big where it matters most — in our problem-solving abilities, our commitment to delivering value and our desire to help clients turn their dreams into reality, even when those dreams are constrained by budget, site requirements or other factors.

Building Experience

Though our practice areas reflect a diversity of work and a deep understanding of a wide range of project requirements, we have established ourselves as experts at both ends of the age spectrum, designing award-winning buildings for public schools and senior living communities. In the latter category, Mather has focused on improving care for dementia residents by creating spaces that maximize residents’ abilities, promote safety, encourage independence and maintain quality of life.

In addition to these practice areas, Mather also has a growing portfolio of public/civic, commercial and religious projects. In fact, we are versed in all areas of design and renovation and have earned a reputation for offering innovative solutions to complex architectural challenges. We often say that we think outside the box, but not so far that we begin to push the limits of the budget or the problem definition.

Building Relationships

Of course, we don’t just build structures — at Mather Architects, we build relationships that last, often across a number of projects. You can count on us to assemble the right team and then to work closely with all stakeholders to get the job done right. Most importantly, you can count on us to discover your unique dreams and story and then partner with you to bring that story to life in a structure you can be proud of for many years to come.

Building Community

Mather Architects is a leading provider of architectural and design services across Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley, including West Virginia. Located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, we’ve designed many local buildings that you might see day to day. When we can, we like to incorporate local building materials and culture into our designs as clients request and see fit.

Our Services

We take pride in our ability to walk the fine line between blue-sky thinking and down-to-earth implementation. Plus, we're not an all-or-nothing firm. We're just as happy to offer a one-time consultation as we are to oversee a project from planning to ribbon-cutting.

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Schematic Design

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Design Development

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Construction Documentation


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Bidding and Negotiation


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Construction Administration



Let's Build Something

Get in touch to discuss or inquire about your next project. To email us, fill in the form to the right or use the address found on the contact page. We look forward to hearing your ideas and coming up with an innovative architectural design to meet your challenges.