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Coates Design Architects

Bainbridge Island, Washington

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Coates Design Architects

Bainbridge Island, Washington

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We are committed to providing our clients an exceptional experience throughout the design and construction of their project. We actively listen and strive for clear communication. We work to provide an accurate and ongoing description of the design process throughout the project to eliminate surprises.

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Chris Hildebrand

24 July 2019

Coates Design Architects is a strong, well-balanced team that delivers high quality design work for projects ranging from commercial to public space to residential. They are equally skilled at large, multi-million $ projects as well as smaller remodels. I've enjoyed every step of the process with Coates Design and look forward to working with them again! More...

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Chris Hildebrand

19 July 2019

Coates Design is a highly skilled design firm with a strong team and a diverse range of services offered. Highly recommended!

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Ryan Boone

11 September 2018

The architecture is well balanced and inspiring. They've had a huge impact on making Bainbridge Island a beautiful and culturally significant place to be. The employees are very nice and the office has a gorgeous view! More...

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Julie

7 September 2018

Matthew Coates and his staff have refreshingly new approaches to design projects - they combine their huge aesthetic design capacity with kindness and enthusiasm! They demonstrate their care for the client relationship and make sure all needs are met, especially when it comes to communication and collaboration. We are still in the project development stage to update a 1984 contemporary home to 21st Century and it has been easy and fun. We are actually relieved our first plans with another firm didn’t work out; we have a far more successful plan in the works. More...

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HU-78946519

7 September 2018

Matthew and team always put the client first. They are very collaborative and are open and receptive to bringing in the General Contractor to help provide the most cost effective solution while keeping the clients design needs at the forefront. I highly recommend Coates Design, everyone on the team is top notch! More...

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Dave E

7 September 2018

Working with Coates Design was a real pleasure. I had a time sensitive project that took creativity and thoughtfulness. They handled it flawlessly and I certainly plan to work with them again.

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Robert Adams

7 September 2018

Matthew and his staff are highly-creative, and reliable. In the two years we've been working with them, they've helped us through one small project, as well as planning a full-house remodel. I've recommended them to friends.

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David W Cohen Photography

7 September 2018

As a photographer I do enjoy working on their projects because the great lines and use of natural light. They're a winner! Keep up the great work. Thanks, David More...

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Lauren Davee

1 April 2017

Matthew Coates & Associates are amazingly talented! I have worked with Matthew on two projects and also referred him to real estate clients. Matthew is a highly skilled problem solver with fabulous esthetics and a great communicator. Also, he has built a team of top notch Associates. Matthew designed the stunning BIMA (Bainbridge Island Museum of Art); a building for which we Islanders are very proud! I highly recommend the Matthew Coates Architectural Design firm. More...

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Patricia Silverman

25 January 2017

Our experience with Matthew Coates and his team was excellent.
Our shared goal was to create and maintain a dialogue, as well as to create a vision of aesthetic functionality and delight. Matthew and his associates made a genuine effort to listen; ask critical questions and exercise a conscientious sense of courtesy and integrity throughout the process. More...

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G Reeg

6 January 2017

Wonderful, creative design work coupled with great attention to detail in the plans and the execution of the building project.

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Todd Cain

6 January 2017

Matthew and his team are thorough, professional, creative and responsive. Building one of their projects becomes a cost effective endeavor for both the builder and the client.

It's not enough to capture someone's idea on paper. It needs to relate to the client's budget and schedule as well. It also needs to be thorough and clear enough for the builder to take it from design to reality.

Coates Design does a great job balancing the entire creative process.
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Rachele Turnbull

5 January 2017

We worked with Coates Design Architects on a custom home on Bainbridge Island. Their strong technical abilities and team spirit allowed the project to go as quickly and efficiently as possible which delivered an incredible house to a great client on time and on budget. We are currently working together on several more proposals and are looking forward to a long working relationship together. More...

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Matthew X Curry

5 January 2017

I was asked to help a wonderful young and forward thinking couple design their first house and I quickly realized we needed Matthew Coates to complete our team! I knew Matthew's full knowledge and depth of alternate materials, sustainable building approach and budget mindfulness would be the right mix for their wish-list. Matthew's approach is clearly to render the client's dream above pushing any aesthetic agenda while guiding the right resources, spatial relationships and material palette for the project. A+ listener, A+ architect! More...

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Jayne Manlowe

5 January 2017

Coates Design Architects are second to none! We are so thankful we choose this firm to build our dream home. They are extremely professional and have a high level of market as well as Industry knowledge. Always on time there was never an issue with deadlines or timelines. Their input on interior decorating ideas, color choices and the different use of materials proved to be invaluable. Both my husband and I have the utmost respect for Coates Design Architects. We have an amazing home and are grateful to them. More...

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Bob Manlowe

4 January 2017

Matthew Coates and his team we're the Architects on our Bainbridge Island Home. Their work in the design, permitting and construction process was outstanding and helped bring our concept vision to life within the project budget.

We now have the home of our dreams thanks to Coates Design!
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Susie Burdick

4 January 2017

Matthew designed the Kids Discovery Museum and several other projects on Bainbridge Island and beyond. He is not only a brilliant architect, he is incredibly community-minded and works with organizations in a sustainable and fair way. Our LEED Silver building is a gem and Matthew has stayed on as a supporter of the organization. More...

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Lisa Horn

4 January 2017

Matthew and his staff have been incredibly helpful with a project we are working on for a new wildlife shelter. We cannot wait for the finished project! Thank you Coates Design, we love working with you! More...

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Jared Rhodes

27 May 2015

Really great overall experience! The work they did for me was high quality, beautifully designed, and exactly what I wanted. I have used other local architecture companies and have not been nearly as satisfied as I have been with the work from Coates Design, I really feel that these guys are the best Seattle architects. If you are looking for great work to be done I highly recommend using their services, you will not be disappointed! Great job guys! More...

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mmpbb

7 November 2014

We purchased a small second home in Seattle this summer. We got a smoking deal however it needed some changes to make it fit our needs. We hired Coates Design to convert a dining area into a third bedroom with some other minor changes. We were provided with several design options and they were all well thought out. We picked one and are thrilled with how it has turned out. It will make our time at this property much more functional and enjoyable. More...

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Veronica Ruggiero

7 November 2014

I was in desperate need to hire someone for a small design project I had set in place. I wasn't too pleased with the last company I used, so I searched for a new one and came across Coates Design Architects. I told them what I needed, and they gave me a great price. The work they did was fantastic - even better than I expected. They are extremely professional people to work with, and really know what they're doing. Best part is, they are quick about it! I will definitely be using them again in the future. More...

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liampaul

2 May 2014

I hired this company to do some interior design work for the house I just purchased and had a great experience with them. They were very professional and knowledgeable and did an excellent job catering to my needs. They offered many design solutions to choose from and once everything was all said and done, the end results were quite honestly beyond expectations. I'd would definitely use them again for my future real estate investments. More...

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cristina_rosa_1985

2 May 2014

Coates Design Architects are true professionals! They designed our vacation house and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. The final project looks amazing - modern with a rustic twist, just like we wanted it. They are very easy to deal with and made the whole process very stress-free for us. Thank you so much! More...

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Robin Haney

1 May 2014

If you are thinking about hiring anyone for work then its definitely worth checking Matt out and giving him a call. Me and my wife are planning to build our dream house and since this is our first house we wanted something that was fair but not too expensive. Matt, helped us get started and gave us what we wanted at a pretty decent price.

Would definitely recommend, I mean at least pick up a phone and call, very happy with our results!

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Steve Gadbois

21 January 2014

I have had the pleasure of communicating with Matthew Coates over the past couple of months. Now be aware, I am planning and building a home thousands of miles from Seattle and started communicating with him when I had one specific question regarding specific differences between a "designer" and an architect. Without hesitation this gentleman not only clarified my questions to him regarding the differences, but explained the cost savings of hiring someone with the skills, farsightedness, vision and LICENCE that one holds over the other. The point is, Matthew Coates doesn't know me from a hole in the wall, took the time and effort, late on a Friday afternoon as I recall, to deal with me as if I were a paying client rather than some stranger asking some out of the blue question! I got the distinct impression that above and beyond the expertise this firm has in their field, their mission statement probably includes some language to the effect that quality, well designed and well built homes should be a "win-win" for all concerned and involved. They are doing some pretty amazing work in the Northwest from everything that I have seen and this firm is one which seems to be in the forefront of those efforts. More...

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cathygoetsch

15 December 2013

We have just started to work with Matthew Coates. We are pleased that such a highly regarded architect is willing and able to work within our extremely tight budget. He is easy to work with and an excellent communicator. Came out to our site within a week of our initial contact. More...

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9 December 2013

Matthew Coates and staff from Coates Design provided excellent work on our home. Matthew was attentive to our needs wanting our home to fit our style of living. He listened carefully to our concerns. He was sensitive to our budget concerns. He helped us find a great contractor with whom he worked closely providing any needed consultation. Mindful of budget issues, he limited onsite visits to only what was required. At the end he celebrated with us upon the completion of our beautiful home. We can't say enough about this man and his competent staff and have mentioned often the firms name to folks who have commented on our home. We recommend this man and his firm without reservation. Charles and Carolyn Berger owners More...

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jlknowles2

9 December 2013

We hired Matthew Coates and his amazing team for a major home renovation. Coates Design provided excellent attention to ALL the details...big and small. From our initial consultation to the final wrap of our project; sincere interest in our happiness was always a priority to Coates Design. Their ability to listen and translate our ideas to our contractors was exceptional too. Even when things got challenging with our contractors, we had the support and knowledge of our architects to back us and see things through. We have since recommended Matthew Coates and his team to many others--all of whom reported great results too! Thank you Matthew, Justin and gang! More...

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peranderson

9 December 2013

We worked several years ago with Matthew Coates and his team on a home design for a site in rural Minnesota. Coates Design listened carefully to our interests and offered us a plan we love and can afford. From start to finish, we shared in the creative and passionate process of Coates Design and recommend this firm to anyone looking for a journey of discovery and imagination in spaces for good living. Per and Sandra Anderson More...

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soundmechanical

9 December 2013

I have worked with Coates Design on several projects and I am impressed by Matthew and his staff's professionalism and dedication to providing their clients with quality services and sustainable designs.

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bobbiemal

2 December 2013

My wife and I hired Coates Design to design a new waterfront home for us.
They were very professional in their approach. They listened to what we wanted, making sure that we were part of the design process and keeping within the budget we had set. They were also quite helpful in helping us prioritize where to spend our money so as to not go over budget, helping us determine long term savings by adding green features to the house.
They were very knowledgeable about the building process and were there to make sure things went smoothly and were done correctly.
All in all the process went very smoothly and we enjoyed working the their staff and love our new house. The look and layout are wonderful.
We highly recommend Coates Design.
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janebow

1 December 2013

I hired Matthew because he had a great reputation for green design. He was always responsive through the whole process of design and permitting. The project was transformation of an existing house into a new state of the art home on a rare and environmentally sensitive piece of waterfront.
I have worked with Matthew on many other projects and all have been a joy.
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Judith Bell

29 November 2013

Coates Design is the best architect in Washington (and probably elsewhere now that they're in Japan.) Matthew an his staff are consummate professionals who have incredible creative talent and outstanding engineering skills. Lots of good communication with clients. My friend who used their services could not have been happier with the results. His new home is gorgeous. If you are looking for an outstanding architectural experience, hire Matthew Coates and Coates Design. They are the very best! More...

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Ekta Bedi

19 November 2013

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a_rainbow

9 April 2013

I designed our home with exterior siding in mind but never 100% completed. My interiors came out so incredibly beautiful and I wanted my exterior to echo the beauty and style of the interior. However, during design process, I became a full time mom and was unable to find the time to complete and finalize my plans. It became a huge weight on my shoulders as we need to start ordering materials!

Coates Design to the rescue! They promised satisfaction and that together, we could make my home sing! Their communication with me throughout the 2 weeks we worked on it was incredible and they never lost patience with me. One of their goals is also to educate, and I definitely learned a lot throughout the process. I absolutely LOVE the design and material choices, which were chosen for climate here in AK. Company took all my wishes, dreams, and needs into consideration and I am excited to see it finished!

Thanks Coates Design!
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qce1

27 August 2012

My firm has worked as structural engineer for Coates Design projects for the past 9 years. They have a strong vision for sustainable design, and have been at the forefront of researching and specifying low impact products and designs. I have worked with a number of their architects, and all have been thoroughly professional and collaborative throughout the design and construction process. They exhibit a strong modern design sense, yet they also combine this with a very "livable" touch, which some modern designers miss. They produce beautiful structures, inside and out, and they are very client-focused. More...

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aversanod

11 August 2012

I own a landscape design/construction/maintenance company and have worked for and with Matthew Coates in this capacity for many years.

Matthew Coates himself is a brilliant professional with a delightful personality, an inspiring, positive "lets make it happen" attitude and a wicked sense of humor. This is part of why I share it is very easy (and fun) to work with him and his company.

Matthew and his staff have an incredible bank of varied experience, understand all types of construction and know how to honor a budget and meet a deadline.

Matthew's creativity is truly amazing and the fact that he can take your vision and put it into a practical, beautiful reality is something that is rather rare in the big picture of things as you look to hiring an architect. He takes his work seriously as does his talented and organized staff. His company reflects his personal vision and you will not be disappointed if you hire them. Nothing is perfect however and when there are issues, its construction and there will be, this is that "A-Team" you want on your side. I highly recommend you hire them. They have a very happy stable of appreciative clients.
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linton1

10 August 2012

The Coates Design group is well-versed in all aspects of refurbishment through new construction. They are especially well-respected for innovative design conceptualization, clear functional solutions to design problems, and a special flare for material finishes and green "sustainable" engineering design for architecture and interior hvac systems.

I have been impressed with a number of attributes of the firm including a series of national and regional design awards and competitions for sustainable/green design concepts. They are really a remarkably creative group too! Great sense of livability in everything they do including residential and institutional projects. The new Art Museum for Bainbridge Island is stunning.

Sincerely yours,
Harold Linton, Director
School of Art & Design
George Mason University
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blunderjake

10 August 2012

Matthew has an amazing sense of design, and space and we're really excited about the building he designed going up as we speak.

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xander21

2 June 2012

Building a magnificent home from the ground up requires imagination, creativity and vision. Matthew Coates and the Coates Design team utilized all of these attributes and more in helping to build a truly unique home for my family and I. With the their guidance , direction and support they were able to make our dream come true. I am immensely grateful for their efforts on our behalf. More...

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fivepointsbakery

26 May 2012

Coates Design is developing a commercial project based on enhancing the experiences of my customers, and highlighting cutting edge sustainability. From using the waste heat from our ovens to living roofs, and geothermal, their knowledge and experience has made the project possible. Just as importantly to me, is their ability to understand my vision and communicate the technical details to make that vision possible in a clear and understandable way, so that I am guiding the project, not being led. I highly recommend. More...

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jellis50

25 May 2012

We were looking for an Architect to create a special home. We found Matthew Coates of Coates Design and spent about a year creating the home of our dreams.
Matthew was professional, kept to deadlines and continued with our project until we were moved in and satisfied with our project.
His experience and expertise helped us to create a signature project that was sustainable as well as a piece of art.
Because Matthew is focused on communication we felt we were included in all decisions and budget considerations throughout the entire process.
He and Coates Design are easy to recommend to anyone looking for professional, honest design work.
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Maxon House

25 May 2012

We had a solid experience interviewing and consulting with Coates Design for a prospective private residence. We toured a couple projects they designed and they were generous with their time and information to help us make the best decision to move forward. Both their work and their customer service was top notch. I would highly recommend Coates to anyone looking for a modern and green solution for their own future private residence. More...

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daigledesign

25 May 2012

We've toured the residential and commercial projects created on Bainbridge Island by Coates Design, and have followed their work for years. Our office was in the same building, and we often stopped in to learn more about their projects. We've always been impressed by their great architectural sense of aesthetics, and their ability to create innovative work that blends well into the surroundings of the project location. Very professional, very pleasant and very accomplished. More...

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Hayley R.

30 March 2011

Great work! Very inspiring and modern design! LEED platinum homes including the Ellis Residence on Bainbridge Island. Seattle Architects - Coates Design specializes in green building and sustainable design.

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