Dreamy Light & Custom Design

Every design of ours tells a story, a piece of the narrative of the people living inside and what is important to them. And because of that intertwining of their story and ours, our work is deeply personal. So when… Read More


Evolution of a Passive House

At the beginning of this year, we reported on the evolution of the Passive House project we call the Vogel House. At that time, the framing and air sealing were being completed, and we are happy to report that this… Read More


Olympia, We Love You

We love our hometown of Olympia, Washington. It’s beautiful, by the water, has great history and is home to The Evergreen State College, which many of us here at Artisans Group call Alma mater. Outdoor Magazine named it one of… Read More


We’re Hiring: Seattle Site Supervisor!

The Artisans Group is now hiring a Seattle Site Supervisor as we expand out of Olympia and into the Seattle market!  As a Passive House Design Build firm with over 15 Passive projects under our belt, Seattle has become an… Read More



Island Refuge Featured by Pental

Our interior design of the Passive House we call Island Refuge was recently featured by luxury tile and stone distributors, Pental. We are thrilled to be noticed in this way and to work together with them to provide our clients… Read More


2015 OMB Tour of Homes ‘Best of Show’

For this year’s Olympia Master Builders Tour of Homes the ‘Best of Show’ went to our Cedar Haus!  The 2015 Olympia Master Builders (OMB) Tour of Homes marks the 15th consecutive year we have participated in the tour and awards… Read More


Cedar Haus- A Passive House Prodigy

Cedar Haus- A Passive House Prodigy is a testament to the beauty that can be achieved with Passive House or high performing energy efficient home.  “I want a Passive House, but they are so Ugly?” We hear that all the time… Read More


Award Winning Passive House on San Juan Islands

We are proud to report that we now have an award winning Passive House on San Juan Islands. The Passive House Institute of the United States (PHIUS) granted us Best Overall Project 2015 designed by a professional under 35 in the United… Read More


BIG House (Hint: its a really big Passive House)

BIG House will be located on Echo Lake in Shoreline and will be a Multi-Generational Passive House.  This home was designed for a large extended family comprised of four family units who have the desire to live together in a way… Read More