Archive May. 2012


Venice Beach Custom Prefab Under Construction

Photos of the Venice Beach Custom Prefab Residence under construction. This two story 2,300 sf house is designed in modular components for offsite fabrication for a homeowner in Venice Beach, California. The house is configured to provide indoor/outdoor living with large stacking doors opening onto a courtyard patio. A roof deck and kitchenette on the […]


Home Deconstruction

An article in Sunday’s Seattle Times, Recycling That Old House by Nancy Chaney , documents a families recent experience with deconstruction – recycling building materials in advance of a major home remodel or demolition project.  Deconstruction gives new life to materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill.  The article also provides resources […]


Grouparchitect website updates – June 2010

Online Calculators Want a quick estimate on what your project will cost to design and build? Check out our online cost estimators to give you an idea of rough costs. We’ve provided some links to free cost estimating calculators to assist you in developing a rough estimate of costs for the design and construction of […]


Remodeling Costs

Besides the question of how much will my remodel cost, another popular question we are often asked is ‘how much of a return on my remodeling investment can I expect to recoup if I sell my house?’.  A great resource for this that we refer people to is Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost Versus Value Report. […]