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Coates Design Wins Copper Award!

Coates Design Wins Copper Award!

August 7, 2017 | , , ,

Coates Design Architects, has been awarded the 2016 North American Copper in Architecture Award. This award recognizes unusual and brilliant uses of copper in building design. A short walk from the Seattle ferry, the building reveals the progressive ideas of northwest architect: Matthew Coates. Read more ›

Bainbridge Island Open House

May 22, 2017 | ,

The Bainbridge Island City Council voted on Tuesday, May 2 to move forward with investigating a site on New Brooklyn for a new Police and Municipal Court Building. This decision came after reviewing the analysis for six potential sites that had been completed by Coates Design, and hearing public comment from an Open House that occurred on April 12. Read more ›

Matthew Coates, Coates Design Architects

A Flexible Person—Matthew Coates

May 22, 2017 | ,

My father once told me, “A flexible man does not break.” Easier said than done. My first design job was a barn project for a family member. I didn’t know what I was doing but I was overjoyed because the contractor hired to build the barn allowed me to generate the design. I put together the drawings and a couple renders and we (the contractor and I) met with the owner to present the idea. Read more ›

2016 Excellence in Concrete Construction Award

2016 Excellence in Concrete Construction Award

April 19, 2017 | , ,

Coates Design Architects was awarded the 2016 Excellence in Construction Award for their work on the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.  This awards program recognizes professional accomplishments in the outstanding use of Ready Mix Concrete.  Read more ›

New Bainbridge Island Police Project is a Collaboration

New Bainbridge Island Police Project is a Collaboration

April 18, 2017 | , ,

The shared dialogue between Coates Design Architects, McClaren Wilson and Lawrie (MWL) and the University of Washington Police Department, will assist in developing an approach to the new Bainbridge Island Police Facility. On April 11th, Coates Design and MWL visited the new University of Washington Police facility located on the Seattle Campus. Read more ›

Coates Design Architects Celebrates 10 Years With Cirque De Glace’

Coates Design Architects Celebrates 10 Years

December 11, 2015 | ,

Party goers dressed in gowns and tuxes were greeted with champagne in a Cirque De Glace’ winter wonder land complete with aerial acts, ballerinas, stilt walkers, contortionists, falling snow flakes and rolling fog. Illuminated ice luges dispensed refreshments while guests lined up to receive exquisite watercolors on faces and limbs. One of the evening’s highlights was the dramatic appearance of a 45 pound python with its handler, who made the rounds for photo opportunities with guests and entertainers. Read more ›

An Eco-Doghouse Made from Recycled Building Materials

An Eco-Doghouse Made from Recycled Building Materials

January 28, 2011 | ,

This Eco-Doghouse, designed by Matthew Coates of Coates Design Architects, was built of 100% overage from construction projects, utilizing materials that may have otherwise gone to landfills. And, since this doghouse was built with sustainability in mind, it is arguably one of the healthiest indoor living environments built for a dog. Read more ›

Matthew Coates featured speaker at Bellevue Homes and Lifestyles Show

Matthew Coates featured speaker at Bellevue Homes and Lifestyles Show

January 16, 2011 | ,

The Bellevue Homes and Lifestyles Show is taking place at Meydenbauer Center this weekend, January 21 – 23.  Matthew Coates, Coates Design Architects, is featured speaker on Friday, January 21 at 5:00 pm, and again on Saturday, January 22 at noon.  The title of Mr. Coates’ talk is Leading the Way Toward a Sustainable Future. Read more ›

Coates Design Architects Earns Honorable Mention at FSC Awards

Coates Design Architects Earns Honorable Mention at FSC Awards

December 10, 2010 |

During Greenbuild, the FSC-US announced Coates Design Architects as Honorable Mention in its annual competition celebrating the use of FSC-certified wood in building projects. Read more ›

AIA Home of the Month Tour

AIA Home of the Month Tour

November 22, 2010 |

Coates Design Architects was pleased to welcome over 200 people to the AIA Home of the Month Tour on Sunday, November 21.  The first snow of the season arrived on the day of the tour, but the weather did not deter the enthusiastic crowd of architecture fans. Read more ›

Japan – A successful trip

Japan – A successful trip

October 2, 2010 | , ,

Matthew Coates recently returned from a visit to Japan, where he lectured to industry leaders about sustainable design and green building. Coming soon, a new branch office in Tokyo. Read more ›

The Dorsey Residence

The Dorsey Residence

August 31, 2010 | , ,

Nearing Completion. This beautiful home overlooks Olympic Mountains, with stunning views and innovative use of materials. Read more ›

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