Gary E. Harvey

principal, registered architect

Years of Experience


Professional Registration

  • Registered ArchitectVirginia

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Lynchburg City SchoolsBoard Member
  • Lynchubrg Covenant FellowshipBoard of Directors - President
  • Lynchburg Historic Foundation
  • Optimist Club
  • City of Lynchburg Historic Preservation Commission2004-2013


  • Bachelor of Architecture~Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) 1994
  • DEB Certified
  • Universal Design Certification ~ Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • EarthCraft Certification ~ Environmental Structural Building Strategy
  • Virginia Rehabilitation Code

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 is an interesting fact about you? I have collected over 1,500 PEZ dispensers.
  • What Non-Profit do you support? Scouting of America - BSA
  • If you could create an undiscovered Crayola crayon color, what would it be? Brilliant Electric Fire Blue
  • What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Spending time with my family, hiking & camping, tinkering with old Jeeps, and building projects
  • What is your favorite season? Summer
  • What is your favorite food? Rib-eye Steak on a camp fire
  • Choose a movie title for the story of your life. Ferris Buller's Day Off
  • If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Anywhere that is pristine nature - Hard to beat any of God's creation that is still pure
  • If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be? Anything computer related
  • 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