Tessa Smith

Tessa Smith

The Artisans Group

1508 Fourth Avenue
Olympia, WA 98506


Tessa Smith is the lead designer at The Artisans Group, a Design + Build + Design Center firm in Olympia, Washington. She specializes in integrated and environmental building design. She is a founding member of Passive House Northwest, and an active member of the Northwest Eco-building Guild and the American Institute of Architects.

Tessa’s innovative and often award-winning work is seen throughout South Puget Sound; she’s credited with having designed the first BuiltGreen remodel, and the first USGBC LEED certified new construction in Olympia, Washington.

Tessa is a LEED Accredited Professional as well as a Certified Passive House Consultant. Tessa steadily explores issues of human scale, interconnectivity to site, and the beauty of restraint.