Principal, AIA, CPHC, LEED AP. The Artisan’s Group is a design-build firm located in Olympia, Washington is a leader of the globally respected Passive House movement. Tessa is a talented, savvy, and creative force who has put together a team of meticulous architects, resourceful designers, artisan craftsmen, and professionals. Custom homes built by The Artisans Group cost about $170-$200 per square foot. They are currently developing a second product that will be more like an ultra green “spec home” that will range in the $140-$170 range. Smith believes in making green design more accessible for all, with comfort, beauty, and durability.
Before joining the Artisan’s Group, Roussa worked as a free lance designer of energy-efficient homes and commercial interiors, in and around city of Olympia where she has lived for the last 10 years. MARCH from UO, 2005.