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Aaron Levine Studio Tour

March 2nd, 2018 |

The visit to Aaron Levine Studio was inspiring in the design methodology to create furniture as art. Aaron is inspired by content and derives tile patterns from tessellations. The process to come up with these tessellations derive from multiple inspirations like connections with nature and the universe. Majority of Aaron’s work is tables like chess, computer, and dinner and he has done specialty pieces that have been custom made for various churches and museums. Read more ›

Coates Design Wins Copper Award!

Coates Design Wins Copper Award!

August 7th, 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 ›

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A Flexible Person—Matthew Coates

May 22nd, 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 19th, 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 18th, 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 ›

Matthew Coates featured speaker at Bellevue Homes and Lifestyles Show

Matthew Coates featured speaker at Bellevue Homes and Lifestyles Show

January 16th, 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 ›

Japan – A successful trip

Japan – A successful trip

October 2nd, 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 31st, 2010 | , ,

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

New Edge | New Blood

New Edge | New Blood

June 28th, 2010 | , ,

Coates Design Architects Selected to Participate in “New Edge, New Blood” Exhibit. Coates Design Architects, with offices in Bainbridge Island & Seattle, WA has been selected to participate in the Seattle AIA’s exhibit, “New Edge, New Blood” – featuring firms shaping the future of architecture in our region. Read more ›

Perilstein Residence

Perilstein Residence

May 14th, 2010 | ,

Perilstein Residence, Bainbridge Island, WA. Construction completed in April, 2009. Landscaping completed July, 2010.

Located on the west side of Bainbridge Island, the Perilstein Residence is situated on a medium-bank waterfront parcel, overlooking the Olympic Mountains.  The house has been designed to maximize views from every room, with Clerestory windows adding abundant light.  Special materials include steel, concrete floors, fir trim, and tru-color cement fiberboard panels.  Read more ›

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The Roof at the Kids Discovery Museum is Growing on Us!

May 11th, 2010 | ,

The new Kids Discovery Museum on Bainbridge Island has been designed to include a Living Roof. A living roof will naturally insulate a building, providing a natural barrier to heat gain or loss. Read more ›

First Friday Art Walk: Encore Viewing of Bainbridge Art Museum Design Concepts

First Friday Art Walk: Encore Viewing of Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Design Concepts

May 7th, 2010 | , ,

Thanks to all who attended the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Open House on Monday, April 26th. If you missed the event or want to bring your friends, you still have a chance to view – and comment – on Design Concept Sketches for the new Art Museum! Read more ›

Foundation Work

Foundation Work

April 16th, 2009 | ,

Seattle Architects often struggle with the timing of excavation and foundation work due to the infamous Seattle rain….However, we are pleased to announce that foundation work has been completed with little trouble. Read more ›