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2016 Excellence in Concrete Construction Award

2016 Excellence in Concrete Construction Award

April 19, 2017 | , ,

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 ›

New Bainbridge Island Police Project is a Collaboration

New Bainbridge Island Police Project is a Collaboration

April 18, 2017 | , ,

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 ›

Coates Design Architects Celebrates 10 Years With Cirque De Glace’

Coates Design Architects Celebrates 10 Years

December 11, 2015 | ,

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 ›

An Eco-Doghouse Made from Recycled Building Materials

An Eco-Doghouse Made from Recycled Building Materials

January 28, 2011 | ,

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 ›

Matthew Coates featured speaker at Bellevue Homes and Lifestyles Show

Matthew Coates featured speaker at Bellevue Homes and Lifestyles Show

January 16, 2011 | ,

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 ›

Coates Design Architects Earns Honorable Mention at FSC Awards

Coates Design Architects Earns Honorable Mention at FSC Awards

December 10, 2010 |

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 ›

AIA Home of the Month Tour

AIA Home of the Month Tour

November 22, 2010 |

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 ›

Japan – A successful trip

Japan – A successful trip

October 2, 2010 | , ,

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 ›

The Dorsey Residence

The Dorsey Residence

August 31, 2010 | , ,

Nearing Completion. This beautiful home overlooks Olympic Mountains, with stunning views and innovative use of materials. Read more ›

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Ed Begley, Jr. & Matthew Coates are Leading the Way Toward a Sustainable Future

July 20, 2010 | ,

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.

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New Edge | New Blood

New Edge | New Blood

June 28, 2010 | , ,

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

Perilstein Residence

May 14, 2010 | ,

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 ›

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The Roof at the Kids Discovery Museum is Growing on Us!

May 11, 2010 | ,

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 ›

First Friday Art Walk: Encore Viewing of Bainbridge Art Museum Design Concepts

First Friday Art Walk: Encore Viewing of Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Design Concepts

May 7, 2010 | , ,

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 ›

Kid’s Discovery Museum opens June 5th!

Kid’s Discovery Museum opens June 5th!

May 5, 2010 | ,

The Kid’s Discovery Museum, aka “KidiMu” is complete and will be open to the public on June 5th! This project, and all of Island Gateway, is designed by Coates Design Architects. Read more ›

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