Our Team

Coates Design Architects is founded on Matthew Coates' vision of Responsible Architecture.

The core values of the firm are based on simple principles and strategies: do the right thing, take the long-term view, and create designs that benefit the environment, the economy, and the community.

We believe that better design leads to better living.  We seek to create buildings that not only do no harm - but also have a positive impact on the environment and the people who use them.

We're committed to regenerative design as much as is practical: buildings that produce their own power and food, bio landscapes that help the ecosystem, fight pollution, and so forth.  But buildings aren't enough - we also need to consider the consequences of our choices in terms of planning, lifestyle, and culture.

In this way, buildings are much more than just shelter.  We seek to inspire.  To educate.  To push boundaries and lead by example.

Responsible Architecture is not just a design philosophy; it's an entirely new way of thinking about building - and living.