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Every team member of our full service Architecture, Design & Planning firm is passionate about artfully using the best available science to design amazing homes.
With 20 years of experience, from Seattle and the San Juan Islands through Olympia and Portland, Artisans Group homes are designed to celebrate your individuality, unique needs, and lifestyle.
Your goals are at the heart of our relationship, so we listen and then we design to celebrate how you want to live.
The Artisans Group provides start-to-finish innovative and award winning contemporary Pacific Northwest architecture. Our expertise in Puget Sound, Olympia and Seattle custom home and ecological architecture is at your service.
With community minded and forward thinking local architects, designers, project managers, and craftsmen all under one roof; we offer a full service experience that means your home, your time, your custom details, and your budget remain central to the conversation. From the first napkin sketches through the years and the stories you create, we’re here to ensure that your home is a revolution in comfort and a joy to live in.
With a collaborative architecture and design process, our team of Olympia and Seattle residential architects and designers will personalize your custom home design to support you and your lifestyle. Whether you choose traditional or modern architecture, our Olympia and Seattle design firm employs licensed architects who use cutting edge building science to artfully create a modern home of unparalleled comfort and quality.
Imagine breathing fresh filtered indoor air while relaxing next to your floor-to-ceiling window view, or kicking back on your spectacular deck overlooking Mt. Rainier and Puget Sound. We listen to your dreams and then we design and build your amazing reality.
What are you waiting for? Contact us today and let’s get the conversation started.
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Large-Scale Residential Remodel Projects
Our Olympia and Seattle professional remodeling architects and designers are ready to tackle your green home remodel and bring your vision to life.
Your custom residential remodel can turn your house into your dream home.
You can modernize your home for improved efficiency, beauty and function.
Picture your home with sleek, modern and eco-friendly bathrooms. See yourself freely moving around your updated and gorgeous kitchen that’s beautiful and functional for you and your needs. Fall in love with your home again with a floor plan suited to your lifestyle.
Whether we remove walls to create open floor plans, tastefully appoint your home with aging in place and experiential design elements, or you want to expand with an extra room or a fully finished basement; our full service remodel firm ensures your experience has less stress and more fun.
Let’s get the conversation started; contact us today!
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The Artisans Group Architecture & Design Process
Whether remodeling a home for green living or designing a new house from the ground up, our clients rely on us to honor their vision and to be kept informed and educated; starting on day one.
With our full service approach, you can be involved in the process as much as you would like. Review and approve plans, choose sustainable and eco-friendly materials that meet your preferences, see all the angles and paint different colors on every wall with our digital architecture models; or sit back, relax, and enjoy the show as we ensure the success of each integral detail.
Your project is our passion, and its importance and the commitment necessary to see it through from pie-in-the-sky dream to your daily refuge and reality is why we’re in this business.
Our process begins with the pre-design phase that builds trust and sets the design process up for success.
From architectural design through final walk-through; Artisans Group designs your dream home - on time, within budget, and with less stress on your already busy life.
During the pre-design phase we establish our relationship, conduct initial site feasibility checks, write our design contract, create a massing model of your concepts, and work out initial ballpark pricing.
With construction experts on your team from the beginning, real-world cost projections and buildability are part of the package.
By conducting a thorough site feasibility analysis we save you headaches and disappointment down the road by eliminating sites that are unbuildable, unsuitable for your needs, or have other potential issues (we’ve seen a lot of things over the years).
A realistic budget projection can be developed early on and provided as part of our service.
The steps in our design phase all represent a significant value added aspect that comes from working with an experienced Olympia and Seattle architecture firm.
After meeting each other to discuss your hopes and needs in a home (your “program” in architecture lingo) we then develop your schematic design. This conceptual design allows us to problem solve together as we work toward your ideal layout, one that maximizes the value of your property for you. Our open and early budget communication also makes this phase an ideal time for you to make changes like greater customization with higher quality materials, integrating more green building options, or, if necessary, paring down your list of wants.
Once the changes have been established, a full schematic design is created along with a refined ballpark budget.
We know that the building budget is a major source of stress for most people - and that it can feel unstable with design changes - so we work with you to make the budget feel understandable. When it’s smooth sailing, we let you know. When there’s a rough patch ahead, we let you know. Our open communication gives you solid footing throughout our work together.
After Design Development documents are created, the fun of Interior Design development begins. Our award winning design experts help guide you through the maze of choices and layouts, helping you settle on what works best to support your lifestyle. And because your Interior Designer is with us from the start, your vision remains a consistent and understood part of your whole home design.
We strive for your home design to be holistic - it should all work together for you.
Site approval is then handled, as is the necessary plan for storm water. If you decide to design an extremely energy efficient Passive House with us, we handle energy modeling through the highly accurate Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) system.
We utilize the best available building science to design better, more resilient, and adaptable homes for our clients.
Next, we employ engineers to review our design plans and ensure seismic integrity. With our many years of Pacific Northwest experience, we know that sometimes the earth moves a bit so we design and build for beauty and durability.
From here it’s time for our team to handle the construction documents (CDs) and permit development.
You relax while our experienced crew takes care of the necessary bureaucracy to get a construction permit; just another part of your full service experience.
During the permitting review process we resolve any unexpected issues and keep you informed of possible resolutions. Expect us to handle any road blocks with determination and a sense of humor.
The last step before construction is the hand off to your construction team. Our Olympia and Seattle architecture and design team prioritizes communication with the craftspeople who build your custom home, making the hand-off a seamless transition and low-stress experience.
We make sure that your vision and design program get built into your home.
With our designers involved in all phases of the project, your design principles are not up for reinterpretation.
This consistent reinforcement of your vision means you get what you want in your home. Because we prioritize communication with the craftspeople who build your home they understand the intent of your vision and our designers make frequent visits to your site during the building phase to answer any questions and attend to the finest of details.
Post-construction is the ultimate excitement of you walking into a house customized to your lifestyle, and calling it home.
Together, we conduct the last walk through with our architect's eye for detail to earn final approval.
Yet, when we hand the keys to you, we’re not finished.
We recognize that designing a home is a phenomenal commitment and our relationship is extremely important and often extends for years.
We have been honored to work with a number of clients through multiple occasions and changes in their lives.
We’re invested in the quality of your experience today and tomorrow.
If you are ready to start designing the home of your dreams, the home that works for your lifestyle; let’s get the conversation started.
Our architects and designers are here to help you through the process from conception to move-in.
Contact us today!