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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
Leading the Way presents an evening with Actor and Environmentalist, Ed Begley, Jr. and Seattle Architect, Matthew Coates. The two will discuss architecture and sustainability.
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 ›
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 ›
How much does it cost to build a sustainable home? This is a question that we get all the time. The answer is of course, “it depends”. Read more ›
The greenest home in Bainbridge gets one step closer to Platinum LEED status thanks to Coates Design Architects. Justin Helmbrecht explains how the vegetated roof helps reduce rainwater runoff while also providing a garden area escape.
1300 square feet of the lower roof of the residence is covered in a pre-planted vegetated roofing system. The system consists of 3′ x3′ panels with pre-grown, drought tolerant sedums laid in a grid to form a cohesive surface of vegetation. Read more ›
These Seattle Architects had the opportunity to climb up on the roof of the Ellis Residence to film the installation of the 20 panel, 4 kw photovoltaic system which will supply about 40% of the power to the residence. Read more ›
Two 4’x8′ solar hot water flat plates have been installed on the lower, south-facing roof of the Ellis Residence. These two panels will collect heat from the rays of the sun to help supplement the domestic hot water supply throughout the year. Read more ›
Our first look into the Ellis Residence mechanical systems begins with the heat recovery ventilator(HRV). The main function of the HRV is to provide an energy efficient way to bring fresh, filtered air into the house while exhausting stale and contaminated air. Read more ›
We are going to start a mini-series dedicated to the various mechanical systems that have been installed in the Ellis Residence. During the next few weeks check in to learn more information about each individual system that has been utilized in a home targeted with the goal of LEED for Homes Platinum. Read more ›