About Us

Coates Design Architects is a 12-person architectural firm located on Bainbridge Island near Seattle, Washington. The firm provides professional design services for commercial, civic, residential and healthcare projects throughout the United States. Services include architecture, programming and planning, interior design, feasibility studies and sustainable design.

The firm’s managing partner, Matthew Coates, achieved international acclaim by winning the “Cradle to Cradle (C2C)” Home Design Competition in 2005. He captured the momentum from this accomplishment to create a firm dedicated to “Responsible Architecture.” The core values of the firm are based on simple principles and strategies: do the right thing, take the long-term view and create designs that benefit the environment, the economy and the community.

Team members with backgrounds in design, construction and the fine arts work together to transform complex design challenges into elegant solutions. Coates Design Architects works hand-in-hand with clients to ensure their goals, desires and specifications are met. Our clients have extremely high design standards, and we’re constantly evolving, refining and improving our work process to meet and exceed those expectations.