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Tumble Creek Cabin Brings Modernity to its Mountainside Surroundings

The latest home to catch our eye is this Washington State space. Specifically based in the Cascade Mountains, Coates Design Architects took on this brief about creating a home in the historic mining area and one of the key request was that the space be “net-zero.” The climate of the area reaches both extremes, snowy […]

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Tumble Creek Cabin / Coates Design Architects

This vacation home designed to be “net-zero” lies in a historic mining area in Washington State’s Cascade Mountains. The climate is extremely cold and snowy in the winter months and scorching in the summer. Situated in a master?planned resort community, the house blends sustainable modern architecture with reclaimed rustic materials. Repeat clients Ed and Joanne […]

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This Net-Zero Cabin in American Suburbs Uses Only Reclaimed Materials

This vacation home, designed by Coates Design Architects to be net-zero, lies in a historic mining area in Washington State’s Cascade Mountains, USA. The climate is extremely cold and snowy in the winter months and scorching in the summer. Situated in a master-planned resort community, the house blends sustainable modern architecture with reclaimed rustic materials. […]

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OMC takes another step toward Sequim cancer center

SEQUIM — Olympic Medical Center commissioners have approved putting out for bid an estimated $7 million construction contract for expansion of its cancer center on North Fifth Avenue. The board unanimously agreed Wednesday to seek bids for the project that would add about 4,000 square feet to the cancer care center and about 7,500 square […]

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The Best Restaurant Architects in Seattle of 2017

Coates Design Architects has been recognized on a list for Top 10 Best Architects for Restaurants in Seattle from, an architecture website to help people find the best architect for their dream home, dream room, or any other dream building you are looking for. OVERVIEW Seattle is known for varied cuisine that manifests in gourmet, […]

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Grays Harbor County Spending $8M on New Center to Attract Businesses

Millions of people drive through Aberdeen every year on their way to the coast and the Olympic Mountains. That’s a lot of untapped potential passing through Grays Harbor County, so local officials want to build an enterprise center to attract new people — especially business owners — to the area, as well as provide information […]

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Moratorium Has Bainbridge Projects at a Standstill

Like many areas in the Pacific Northwest, Bainbridge Island is experiencing a dramatic increase in development. However, unlike some jurisdictions that continue to tread along under long-stated rules, the City Council of Bainbridge Island recently instituted an immediate six-month moratorium on development. What has ruffled feathers about this development moratorium is not only that it […]

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Why Some Siblings Become Neighbors

On Bainbridge Island, Wash., Bob Manlowe and his sister, Laury Bryant, decided to build separate vacation homes on a 1-acre property that had been in their family for decades. The siblings tore down two existing structures—a run-down log cabin built in the early 1900s and a small house where their grandparents had summered—and hired Seattle […]

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Shore Thing

Stationed along the west shoreline of Bainbridge Island, the featured home was designed to maximize its Olympic Mountain panoramas and entertain a natural correspondence between the interior and exterior spaces. “Given the dynamic charge behind the sustainable movement, there are so many opportunities to integrate conservational elements in residential design,” says architect Matthew Coates. Orienting […]

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Home Green Home: The Benefits of Sustainable Living

Sustainable homes incorporate a range of systems, tactics and practices.  They can use reclaimed building materials, water-conserving measures and multizone geothermal HVAC (heating, ventilating and air-conditioning) systems, for instance, to lessen the environmental impact.  But sustainability goes beyond ecology; it’s about the social, cultural and economic impact, as well, says Matthew Coates, president of Coates […]

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Take a look inside Seattle’s modern mansions

Slip inside some of Seattle’s newest private modern homes on the 2017 Modern Home Tour. Mathew Coates of Coates Design Architects talks modern architecture and the upcoming home tour. Full article found at: “Take a look inside Seattle’s modern mansions,” King 5 News, April 24, 2017.

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Steel beams support dramatic roof overhangs at Washington state retreat by Coates Design

Seattle firm Coates Design has completed a home in Washington’s Cascade mountain range that serves as a hub for members of a large extended family. Tumble Creek Cabin is a vacation home designed to provide generous communal spaces for family gatherings, as well as more intimate spaces for members to be alone. Full article found […]

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Bainbridge Island: Siblings Find Common Ground in Complementary Homes

This hillside waterfront property on Bainbridge Island has been in Bob Manlowe and Laury Bryant’s family for three generations. The existing topography was maintained to minimize disturbance on the steep slope, says Matthew Coates of Coates Design Architects, with Manlowe’s home (left) built on existing footprint of the site’s midcentury home, and Bryant’s, right, where […]

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On the Waterfront: A Wall Unlike Its Owner

Architect Matthew Coates of Bainbridge Island, Washington says his goal as a designer is to create a building that is “a reflection of the client; who they are and how they live. You don’t want to impose your personality on them… you design for them.” So when Earl Dorsey, a Los Angeles attorney, began working […]

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Curb Appeal

An attractive curb appeal gets passersby to stop by and look, draws them into the restaurant and sets up the beginning of a remarkable dining experience. “Curb appeal – it’s what it’s all about. Unless you find a restaurant via Yelp, how else would you find a restaurant?” says Matthew Coates, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, […]

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