Studio Blog

Yelm Fire Station Watercolors

August 5, 2020 |

Coates Design was hired by the Southeast Thurston Fire Authority to design a remodel for several facilities. Read more ›

Architecture: A Timeless Art

June 22, 2020 | ,

An invention is typically coincident with its given name… Read more ›

Staying Connected Through Zoom

June 15, 2020 | ,

Coates Design is fortunate enough to function at full capacity during quarantine, but that doesn’t mean it has come without some bumps in the road. Read more ›

In Construction: Update on the Utah Residence

May 12, 2020 | , ,

Take a sneak peek at our Utah Residence project under construction… Read more ›

The “Instagram-ization” of Architecture

April 16, 2020 |

“Look at me!” says the tourist, posing in a famous niche of an architectural marvel. “Look at this!” has become secondary.  Read more ›

PORTALS: A Physical Protest of the Pacific Connector Pipeline by FLOAT architecture research and design

April 2, 2020 |

Coates Design’s very own Zach Bradby took part in the fabrication and installation of the PORTALS project by FLOAT architecture research and design.  Read more ›

Learning About Architecture In Italy: My Study Abroad Experience In Rome

March 16, 2020 | , ,

“I draw so I can see”, the famous Italian architect Carlo Scarpa once wrote in his journal. Read more ›

Coates Design Presidents Party Recap

March 3, 2020 | ,

Coates Design’s first event of the year was a hit! Read more ›

5 Popular Décor Styles for You

February 19, 2020 | , , ,

Your interior designer should work with you to choose the interior décor style you like. Here are 5 popular décor styles you’ll love. Read more ›

Black History Month Feature: Norma Sklarek and the “Blue Whale” at the Pacific Design Center

February 5, 2020 |

In honor of Black History Month, I’d like to take the time to shed light on a pioneering figure for black and female architects alike: Norma Merrick Sklarek. Read more ›

My Favorite Buildings From My 5 Favorite Places

January 17, 2020 |

Here is my favorite building from my 5 favorite places in the world: Read more ›

My Internship at Coates Design

January 3, 2020 | , ,

From Korea to Warsaw and now Bainbridge Island! Read more ›

Artificial Intelligence and Architecture

December 16, 2019 | ,

The artificial intelligence revolution has already begun… Read more ›

4 Ways to Revamp Your Interior in 2020

December 2, 2019 | , , ,

Are you looking to revamp your interiors as the year comes to an end? Read on to find out what’s trending for 2020: It’s time to go green and organic! Read more ›

Bench by a lake

They Didn’t Teach Us That in School

November 19, 2019 | ,

A newly discovered lunch break spot just a short walk from the office.

“They certainly didn’t teach us that in school!” I’ve often thought to myself during the first few weeks of my new job at Coates Design. Read more ›

1 2 3 6