New Pacific Northwest Certified Passive House

New Pacific Northwest Certified Passive House Delphi Passive House – A TRIBUTE TO LIGHT, COMFORT & OUR BEAUTIFUL PACIFIC NORTHWEST – A 2,250 sf custom contemporary Passive House, Delphi elegantly weaves form and function into an oasis of comfort and… Read More


Passive House News – August 2017

What’s Up – Passive House News – August 2017 Hello!  It’s time for another update of Passive House News from your Pacific Northwest Passive House design+build firm!  Whew – life is pretty exciting when it’s exclaimed! On with the news!… Read More


Cool Home – Hot Days

“My house is a refuge on a hot day—eight to twelve degrees cooler on a ninety degree day, twenty degrees cooler if it hits one hundred. I open it up at night and bring it back down to seventy. It… Read More


2017 Tour of Homes

Olympia Master Builders’ 2017 Tour of Homes The Tour of Homes is one of our favorite annual celebrations of residential architecture in the South Sound. This year marks 17 years and is a two day event sponsored by Olympia Federal… Read More


3 Reasons Business Allure Matters

3 Reasons Allure Matters For Your Business 1. Social Media Today, word of mouth is amplified.   An Instagram / Pinterest / Facebook always-on-community shares experiences.  People post photos that raise interest and awareness.  They even catch people’s attention when… Read More


Passive House Certified Builder

Passive House Builder Certification! Two members of our Design team are now Passive House Certified Builders by the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS)! Roussa Cassel, PHIUS Certified Builder℠ and Owen Martin, PHIUS Certified Builder℠ Owen and Roussa join only 24 other PHIUS Certified… Read More


June 2017, Artisans Group News

NEWS TO USE We get so caught up in our excitement that we forget to share sometimes.  Design, Architecture, Building Science and the ecological possibilities of Passive House…and all the tangents therein.   Pardon us, we get a little over… Read More


3 Benefits of Artisans Group Design+Build

Embarking on a Major Project So you’ve decided to jump into a major home project. Whether it’s a remodel of your existing home, or you want to build a custom home, you are in Major Project land.  Even a cursory… Read More


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