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Topics: Design

The reHOME Project: Innovation for Social and Environmental Good

Architect Matthew Coates’ award-winning “ReHOME: Resilience & Regeneration” project takes on two pressing social and environmental issues:  the lack of affordable housing in cities throughout the United States, and the vast amount of waste produced during construction and demolition. This project won the prestigious 2022 AIA Seattle’s Award of Merit in “Research & Innovation” owing […]

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Sustainable Building Practices

Learn more about our partnerships with those who are innovating sustainable materials for buildings and are at the forefront of sustainable construction practices.

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Energy-Efficient Design and the Home of Your Dreams

At Coates Design, our responsible design philosophy is simple: We believe that better design leads to better quality of life. The projects we undertake vary, but the overarching goal is always to bring our expertise in sustainability to all that we do, while never compromising our attention to great design. Our projects look beautiful and […]

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The Simple Charm of Minimalist House Design

Minimalist home design is an often-misunderstood design philosophy. It’s common to lump it in with modern design, and while the two do share similarities, they are distinct styles. There is also a popular misconception that minimalist design must be cold, uninviting, and unforgivingly practical. While simplicity and functionality are elements of a minimalist aesthetic, when […]

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Modern Kitchens: Of Form and Function

From layout to function to sustainability, creating a modern-style kitchen is an exercise in intentional design. At Coates Design, our customized, client-focused process can help bring your modern kitchen ideas to life!

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2021 Home Design Trends by Ryan Castillo at Redfin

With the whirlwind year that was 2021, many changes have been made in the ways we live our lives. And one place that we’ve seen those changes happen is within the home. From turning spare bedrooms into multipurpose rooms to bringing in natural elements like plants into our spaces, 2021 has brought many unique design […]

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Coates Design 2020 Bridge Competition

Coates Design: Architecture + Interiors, and… bridges?

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Architecture: A Timeless Art

An invention is typically coincident with its given name…

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In Construction: Update on the Utah Residence

Take a sneak peek at our Utah Residence project under construction…

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Learning About Architecture In Italy: My Study Abroad Experience In Rome

“I draw so I can see”, the famous Italian architect Carlo Scarpa once wrote in his journal.

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5 Popular DĂ©cor Styles for You

Your interior designer should work with you to choose the interior décor style you like. Here are 5 popular décor styles you’ll love.

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My Internship at Coates Design

From Korea to Warsaw and now Bainbridge Island!

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Artificial Intelligence and Architecture

The artificial intelligence revolution has already begun…

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4 Ways to Revamp Your Interior in 2020

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!

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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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