Studio Blog

reHOME: History of the Morales Farm – Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 14, 2021 | ,

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Coates Design would like to highlight some of the history of the Morales Farm, where we are currently designing three houses for farm interns as part of reHOME’s first project. It is our goal to build these houses out of 100% recycled and reclaimed materials for a third of today’s construction prices. Read more ›

Coates Design 2020 Bridge Competition

November 18, 2020 | ,

Coates Design: Architecture + Interiors, and… bridges? Read more ›

Remodeled fire station in Burbank with modern brick exterior

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 ›

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