My father once told me, “A flexible man does not break.” Easier said than done. My first design job was a barn project for a family member. I didn’t know what I was doing but I was overjoyed because the contractor hired to build the barn allowed me to generate the design. I put together the drawings and a couple renders and we (the contractor and I) met with the owner to present the idea. Read more ›
Coates Design Architects was awarded the 2016 Excellence in Construction Award for their work on the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. This awards program recognizes professional accomplishments in the outstanding use of Ready Mix Concrete. Read more ›
The shared dialogue between Coates Design Architects, McClaren Wilson and Lawrie (MWL) and the University of Washington Police Department, will assist in developing an approach to the new Bainbridge Island Police Facility. On April 11th, Coates Design and MWL visited the new University of Washington Police facility located on the Seattle Campus. Read more ›
Party goers dressed in gowns and tuxes were greeted with champagne in a Cirque De Glace’ winter wonder land complete with aerial acts, ballerinas, stilt walkers, contortionists, falling snow flakes and rolling fog. Illuminated ice luges dispensed refreshments while guests lined up to receive exquisite watercolors on faces and limbs. One of the evening’s highlights was the dramatic appearance of a 45 pound python with its handler, who made the rounds for photo opportunities with guests and entertainers. Read more ›
This Eco-Doghouse, designed by Matthew Coates of Coates Design Architects, was built of 100% overage from construction projects, utilizing materials that may have otherwise gone to landfills. And, since this doghouse was built with sustainability in mind, it is arguably one of the healthiest indoor living environments built for a dog. Read more ›
The Bellevue Homes and Lifestyles Show is taking place at Meydenbauer Center this weekend, January 21 – 23. Matthew Coates, Coates Design Architects, is featured speaker on Friday, January 21 at 5:00 pm, and again on Saturday, January 22 at noon. The title of Mr. Coates’ talk is Leading the Way Toward a Sustainable Future. Read more ›
During Greenbuild, the FSC-US announced Coates Design Architects as Honorable Mention in its annual competition celebrating the use of FSC-certified wood in building projects. Read more ›
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. Read more ›
Matthew Coates recently returned from a visit to Japan, where he lectured to industry leaders about sustainable design and green building. Coming soon, a new branch office in Tokyo. Read more ›
Nearing Completion. This beautiful home overlooks Olympic Mountains, with stunning views and innovative use of materials. Read more ›
Leading the Way presents an evening with Actor and Environmentalist, Ed Begley, Jr. and Seattle Architect, Matthew Coates. The two will discuss architecture and sustainability.
Coates Design Architects Selected to Participate in “New Edge, New Blood” Exhibit. Coates Design Architects, with offices in Bainbridge Island & Seattle, WA has been selected to participate in the Seattle AIA’s exhibit, “New Edge, New Blood” – featuring firms shaping the future of architecture in our region. Read more ›
Perilstein Residence, Bainbridge Island, WA. Construction completed in April, 2009. Landscaping completed July, 2010.
Located on the west side of Bainbridge Island, the Perilstein Residence is situated on a medium-bank waterfront parcel, overlooking the Olympic Mountains. The house has been designed to maximize views from every room, with Clerestory windows adding abundant light. Special materials include steel, concrete floors, fir trim, and tru-color cement fiberboard panels. Read more ›
The new Kids Discovery Museum on Bainbridge Island has been designed to include a Living Roof. A living roof will naturally insulate a building, providing a natural barrier to heat gain or loss. Read more ›
Thanks to all who attended the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Open House on Monday, April 26th. If you missed the event or want to bring your friends, you still have a chance to view – and comment – on Design Concept Sketches for the new Art Museum! Read more ›