Gary E. Harvey

principal, senior architect

Years of Experience


Professional Registration

  • Registered ArchitectVirginia

Professional Involvement

  • Lynchburg Historic Foundation
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • City of Lynchburg Historic Preservation Commission2004-2013
  • U.S. Green Building Council/LEEDLynchburg Branch
  • Elizabeth’s Early Learning Center Board and Building Chairman


  • Bachelor of Architecture~Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) 1994
  • BCOM CertifiedSeptember 2008
  • Universal Design Certification ~ Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • EarthCraft Certification ~ Environmental Structural Building Strategy

Gary Harvey is an Owner/Principal with Architectural Partners. He has been with the firm since 1994. Gary Harvey is responsible for complete project development and management beginning with design conceptualization, space analysis, master planning, construction documents, and continuing through construction administration for a wide range of projects. He places emphasis on responsive attention to the Client’s needs and clear communication throughout the project’s team. He has extensive experience providing architectural services for municipal projects including justice and county administration facilities, college and high school, as well as municipal and institutional feasibility studies and master planning. Gary has special interest in adaptive use/restoration of historic structures and working with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and both federal and state rehabilitation tax credits. Gary’s dedication to our client’s specific needs and service to the community through historic preservation and youth mentoring is a valued resource our firm.

  • What one (or two) word(s) best describes you? Friend
  • If you could create an undiscovered Crayola crayon color, what would it be? Brilliant Electric Blue Fire
  • Who is your favorite fictional character? And Why? Darth Vader- He is the definition of “Cool” (and he does not wear colored tights)
  • Other than Jesus, what person who walked the earth do you most admire? And Why? Robert E. Lee- Definition of a Gentleman - words to live by
  • What is your favorite quote? “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” – Walt Disney
  • What one hobby do you enjoy the most? Construction
  • What charity do you deem most worthy? Boy Scouts of America
  • What person(s) have influenced your life the most? My parents
  • If you were not involved in the architecture profession, what would you be doing? And Why? Scout Camp Ranger; Everything I enjoy doing while getting to be out in nature