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AIA Home of the Month Tour

November 22, 2010 AIA Home of the Month Tour

Coates Design Architects was pleased to welcome over 200 people to the AIA Home of the Month Tour on Sunday, November 21.  The first snow of the season arrived on the day of the tour, but the weather did not deter the enthusiastic crowd of architecture fans. Matthew Coates touched ground from Tokyo at 9:00 am on the day of the tour, and was on hand to welcome guests, along with Coates Design staffers Justin Helmbrecht, Bob Miller-Rhees, Amy Shuster, Nate Brantley, Chantelle Hamilton and Liz Gadbois, as well as building contractor Rob Smallwood and staffers Denise Linrothe and Ann Chick.  Also on hand were representatives from AIA and Seattle Magazine.  Many visitors remarked that meeting the architects and builders, and viewing the intricate design and craftsmanship first hand was a great experience.

Heartfelt thanks go out to homeowners Tom and Heather Perilstein (AIA Home of the Month) and Earl Dorsey for opening their homes and sharing their process.  Additional thanks go out to AIA and Seattle Magazine for their wonderful coverage of the Perilstein Residence in the November issue of Northwest Home Magazine.