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Happy birthday, Party Time with Coates Design Architecture + interiors

Coates Design Presidents Party Recap

March 3, 2020 | ,

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

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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 ›

Norma Sklarek, architect

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 ›

World map

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 ›

Washington State Ferry going to Bainbridge Island

My Internship at Coates Design

January 3, 2020 | , ,

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

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Artificial Intelligence and Architecture

December 16, 2019 | ,

The artificial intelligence revolution has already begun… Read more ›

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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 ›

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Incorporating Renewable Energy Design Into the Daily Lives of our Clients

November 5, 2019 | , ,

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. Read more ›

Sunrise

Sunrise on Bainbridge Island

October 22, 2019 | ,

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

Tumble Creek Cabin

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

October 8, 2019 | , ,

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! Read more ›

Mirth Studio Signature Collection

“Sophisticated to Playful” by Mirth Studio

September 17, 2019 | ,

Let’s bring a touch of fun and whimsy back into our homes! We love the patterned wood floor tiles from Mirth Studio. Read more ›

Karuna House

Coates is Working to Become a Certified Passive House Consultant

September 3, 2019 | , ,

Coates Design Architects currently has staff engaged in the rigorous education and testing program developed by Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) required to become a Certified Passive House Consultant. Read more ›

Summer party

Coates Summer Party Fun!

August 16, 2019 | , ,

With the sun came the fun! Coates staff hosted a fun-filled Summer Party with great food and even better company. Our entire office space was filled to the brim as guests viewed an exciting sneak- peak of the Aberdeen Gateway Center project. Read more ›

Art rack

Art Rack Design

August 1, 2019 |

This summer Coates Design was pleased to help one of our clients, a renowned art collector, organize her vast collection of 20th century paintings by designing a mobile art-rack system. Read more ›

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