AIA Home of the Month Tour

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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. Matthew Coates touched ground from Tokyo at 9:00 am on … Continue reading

Getting Dried In

It’s been a pretty exciting couple of weeks for these Bainbridge Island Architects. We are working toward getting the house dried in. Progress has been made toward this goal with the installation of the weather barrier, windows, and skylights. The weather barrier is a breathable product from Vaproshield. It has become one of our favorite … Continue reading

Foundation Work

Seattle Architects often struggle with the timing of excavation and foundation work due to the infamous Seattle rain….However, we are pleased to announce that foundation work has been completed with little touble. The Ellis Residence will be built apon a mechanically vented crawlspace. The crawlspace fan will regulate the moisture content under the house reducing the opportunity … Continue reading