2017 Passive House NW Conference

What:  2017 Passive House NW Conference Why is this so exciting?  The Passive House building standard leads to the most energy efficient buildings in the world.  It is a building science that demands a knowledge of site dynamics, data modeling,… Read More


Artisans Group – Industry Recognized Excellence

Industry Recognized Excellence – Working for You Professional Builder magazine, an industry leading publication “dedicated to serving the needs of the nation’s home building community,” released their 2017 national 40 under 40 Awards and…drum roll…our clients are the big winners!… Read More


Your Home, Improved

Modern Update or Tasteful Addition Whether it’s the architecture, neighborhood, or family history; your home is part of you, and you want your home to improve with you.  The Artisans Group is your team of experts, here to help make your… Read More


A Custom Home, from Design to Build

Design+Build = Your New Home Exactly As You Want It. Just as a kitchen that suits one person does not suit another, neither do entire homes.  The homes featured here are as unique as their owners’ wishes and lifestyles.  With… Read More


222 Market – Fantastic Beginnings

Dubbed the “cutest artisanal market you ever did see” by Seattle Refined, Olympia’s highly anticipated 222 Market celebrated its grand opening this past November, and continues to be another successful addition to our bustling downtown.  As the Design-Build firm for… Read More



Yakisugi – Traditional Japanese Charred Wood

Arigatou gozaimasu, Terunobu Fujimori.  It’s Friday and it feels good to be thankful.  At The Artisans Group we are thankful to Mr. Fujimori in part because he helped us discover the joys of Yakisugi, also known in America and Europe as… Read More


Delphi Passive House – Seattle sun sun sun!

Pacific Northwesterners know it, people in lab coats know it, and all those people who moved to California 40 years ago knew it; the kiss of sunlight helps us feel wonderful.  Its radiance inspires art and accomplishment.  Yet, Seattle’s 152… Read More



Notes from the Field- 222 Market a commercial renovation

Notes from the Field- 222 Market, a commercial renovation. During my time as a carpenter with the Artisans Group, I’ve mostly worked on Passive Houses, this has been my first commercial job with them. Renovation is always an adventure, but… Read More