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The Chicago Bean

The “Instagram-ization” of Architecture

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

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Exterior architecture- pacific pipeline protest sculpture by seattle area architect

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

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

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Norma Sklarek, architect

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

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.

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World map

My Favorite Buildings From My 5 Favorite Places

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

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illustration of robot imagining city

Artificial Intelligence and Architecture

The artificial intelligence revolution has already begun…

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Bench by a lake

They Didn’t Teach Us That in School

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.

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Solar panels available on sustainable homes by seattle architects

Incorporating Renewable Energy Design Into the Daily Lives of our Clients

One hundred percent solar powered homes are not pipe dreams of the future anymore. Current access to solar energy and pricing has made it a necessity instead of a luxury.

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Sunrise on Bainbridge Island

I am always inspired by the view from our office on beautiful Bainbridge Island.

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Tumble Creek Cabin

Tumble Creek Cabin at Beautiful Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum has Energy-Efficient Architecture Ready For Winter!

Suncadia is a picturesque Washington State resort, with 40+miles of hiking and biking trails, three championship golf courses, local wining & dining and world class spa treatments. This special place is home to the Tumble Creek Cabin architecturally designed for one of our favorite clients!

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