2017 Remodeling Excellence Awards

2017 Remodeling Excellence Awards The Olympia Master Builders’ 2017 Remodeling Excellence Awards are official.  From within Ricardo’s Restaurant, word is brought forth. And…drum roll…please… Our clients win big!  One, two, three Artisans Group remodels recognized for their outstanding quality.   Two… Read More


Universal Design – Fact or Fiction?

Universal Design – Myth or Reality? The practice of Universal Design is very real.  Prominent projects like Chicago’s Millenium Park, Detroit’s Liquid Planning, and New York’s Brooklyn Bridge Park, show the amazing practical application and value of Universal Design ideas…. Read More


New Passive House

Extra! Extra! New Passive House In The City! A beautiful new Artisans Group Passive House custom home is underway in the Pacific Northwest!   Located in a thriving, well established urban neighborhood, Madison Haus is an extremely energy efficient home… Read More


April, 2017

An End of April, 2017 As we fully round the corner of spring in the lush Pacific NW, it is busy here at Artisans Group.  We’re having a wonderful time working on top secret Commercial projects, building new Passive House… Read More


Hot Summer, Passive House Cool

“What a beautiful hot summer day!” and                       “It feels wonderful to be home.”    Imagine sitting in your living room on a hot summer day.  Warm hues of sunlight… Read More


Modern Home Interiors: The Perfect Neutral

Unconstrained by design era elements, the modern home’s neutral clean lines leave you free to individualize your home to your heart’s desire.  Without concern for period architecture clashing with choices or locking you into a particular style, you will find unlimited… Read More


Yesterday’s Wisdom – Today’s Ecological Architecture

Contemporary Ecological Architecture, with lessons from the past Did you know that Socrates was an advocate of passive solar architecture?  In Xenophan’s Memorabilia, Socrates points to the practical use of passive solar design because “it is reasonable to suppose that… Read More


Building Your Passive House Dream Home

Designing & Building Your Passive House Dream Home At the Artisans Group, working with you to design and build your beautiful custom home is our passion.  One of our firm’s specialties is the design and construction of buildings to the… Read More


Multigenerational Custom Home

Is a multigenerational home right for you? It may be.  Family can be a great source of strength and vitality.  Family can be our safe port in a stormy sea.  For parents with demanding work schedules, knowing that your children… Read More


Almost…

It’s Getting Close After guiding another custom Passive House from rough idea to reality, it’s incredibly exciting to arrive with our clients at the threshold of their beautiful new lifestyle home, Delphi Passive House.  In our client’s words: “At our… Read More