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Laurelhurst Residence – Wine Room

Progress on the Laurelhurst Residence Wine Room progressed quickly once the framing was completed.  Carpenters fabricated several wine racks designed to fit into the various niches and nooks that resulted from tucking the wine room into a difficult corner of the home.  The raw wood of the racks compliment the natural slate floor, and when […]


Make It Right – Fort Peck, Montana

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Grouparchitect is working with prefabricated modular home builder Method Homes to provide design services for a series of homes destined to be located in Fort Peck, Montana.   Based on the Option Series homes we have previously partnered with Method homes on, these three bedroom and two bathroom homes will serve as residences for a portion of […]


Leilani Gains LEED Certification

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The Leilani Apartments, our most recently completed multi-family project, was just awarded LEED Certification.   From the start of the project the design team considered sustainability in all aspects of the project.  Through the selection of responsible materials, using local manufacturers and suppliers, utilizing water conservation measures, and many other improvements, the team aimed at designing […]


Blower Door Testing

With the implementation of the 2012 Washington State Energy Code the requirements for air testing residential projects have changed to become more restrictive.  All new residences and additions in the state now require a blower door test to measure air leakage through the building envelope.  The test requires that air changes be less than 5 […]


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 […]


Green Remodel Strategies for Aging at Home

You’re never too old for a green remodel! Universal Design addresses senior mobility and safety to make homes usable, efficient and appealing to a wide range of uses and users. King County GreenTools new brochure has tips and resources to plan a remodel for aging in place. You can download the Green Remodel Strategies for […]


How green is your home?

How green is your home? How green do you want to be? How green CAN you be? Being sustainable involves asking a lot of questions (especially the right ones) if you hope to make a difference in our world in a truly meaningful way. Grouparchitect’s staff of LEED-accredited designers and Sustainable Building Advisors can take […]


Built Green Certified Projects

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Grouparchitect enrolls the Park Place Apartments and Sound View Apartments projects in the Built Green Certification Program.