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“Defying gravity is a motif that recurs again and again in the house, as Coleman played with the dichotomy of weighty materials that appear to have minimal support.  They include a concrete bench that flows from the front porch into the foyer… and, most dramatically, floating stairs that lead to a new second-floor study – which stretches outside to a cantilevered balcony.”

Luxe Magazine  

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“Coleman’s design presents an understated street-facing facade that fits in well with the surrounding neighborhood, but inside, the home takes a dramatic turn.”

Seattle Magazine – AIA Home of Distinction July 2019  

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“The client wanted a modern, sustainable cabin for two that both expresses a strong sense of place and integrates well into the surrounding landscape, so Coleman created building forms that mirror the jagged Cascade peaks and create a simple, elemental presence.”

Gray Magazine – Gray Awards 2017 Winner for Residential Architecture 


Inside Outside House

“With its glass walls, the living wing is like a pavilion.  It has tall ceilings and a roof form that resembles origami… Despite its soaring feel, the communal spaces were invested with elements that bring the scale down.  For example, a suspended ceiling made of sapele wood hangs in the kitchen, where it adds intimacy and warmth.”

Luxe Magazine 

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Hill House

“There’s a pervasive sense of place.  The structure nestles into the landscape and offers 180-degree views of the Methow Valley and distant mountains, and rooms filled with natural light.  Several interior plywood walls are stained to match the color of the nearby aspen grove in autumn.”

Seattle Magazine


Broadmoor Residence

“The interiors were designed with a processional quality, with one room opening to the next.  To blur the line between indoors and outside, almost all of the spaces … wrap around an extensive meadow.”

Luxe Magazine

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Bear Run Cabin

“Coleman placed the halves in an architectural ying/yang.  They meet in a rain garden, a place where the water gathers (and there is a lot of it here) and flows toward the Skagit.  The whole of it, sharp angles and elemental shapes, takes its cue from the mountain peaks.”

Pacific Northwest



“At night, the Nuler-Cudahy home glows… AIA contest judges praised how well this house fit into a neighborhood of older ranch-style houses.”

Pacific Northwest



“Once in a long while, a particular-to-place structure appears that’s so in tune with the environment, one could swear it was part of the plan from the very beginning”

Pacific Northwest

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Queen Anne Residence

“…Throughout, it has interesting little tweaks. A wall angled just so to gain a distant view of Phinney Ridge. Another wall that starts on the home’s exterior then flows indoors, becoming an angled fragment of the top-floor stair wall.”

Pacific Northwest


Buffam Residence

“This pool is part of a spa inspired in part by the Roman baths – called thermae – built 2000 years ago. A logia wraps around the plastered gunnite pool, and a rotunda contains a circular whirlpool tub.”

Vermont Magazine

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Chin-Graham Residence

“Ribbed-glass doors lighten upper cabinets flanking the sink window, a pass-through to the stairway offers a glimpse of light and space beyond the kitchen, and a few birds eye maple doors and drawers contribute contrasting flecks of color and texture. The resulting mix gives this kitchen a strong, confident design that warrants its glass showcase.”

Dream Kitchens


Persuquia Residence

“The weather can be more than just a conversation topic – it can provide a changing backdrop for a luxurious bathroom. When designing a home in a woodland setting it makes sense to invite the outdoors in.  Architect David Coleman designed the master suite of this home with a connection to the natural environment foremost in mind.”

Pacific Northwest

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Loney Cottage

“From inside, air, light, and views are maximized; every room has two or three exposures. From outside, the house seems small and unobtrusive, like an old camp compound that has grown up over time”

Metropolitan Home

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Meditation Pavilion

“Perfectly placed in its natural setting, one discovers a curative silence. In this place, one feels connected to all the world.”

Mexico Design

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Madison Park Residence

“In designing the Madison Park residence, a vacation retreat for two sisters and their spouses, Architect David Coleman, AIA, drew inspiration from late 19th-century national park lodges and platform tents. The resulting house plays with a “summer camp” theme while connecting the space to the environment through its design and materials.

Architectural Record

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Town Center Pavilion

“As a symbol for Seaside, Architect David Coleman decided that the obelisk should embrace all of the communities eclectic styles without referring directly to any of them. It also contrasts opposites… to provoke perceptual shifts and ambiguities that engage both body and mind.”

Architectural Record

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Zig Zag House

“A bottle green, polycarbonite wall illuminates the entry courtyard at night, and a rectilinear reflecting pool defines the edge of the stair, marking a dynamic procession from street to vestibule.”

Dreamhomes Pacific Northwest


Web Publications

Extensive international web publishing of projects including the Broadmoor Residence, Bear Run Cabin, Nuler-Cudahy Residence, Hill House, Zig Zag House, Meditation Pavilion, and Coleman Beach Pavilion at Seaside, Florida, on web sites including ArchDaily, Design-Milk, Curbed, Contemporist, Mocoloco, House Design Idea, Architecture 4 Us, Archidir, Trend Hunter, Materialicious, Architects List, and DigsDigs, 2007-present.

My Creative Space

How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation
By Donald M. Rattner – Multiple Projects

Seattle Magazine,

“Living With Light”, July 2019, pp. 58-63
AIA Seattle Home of Distinction Series

Luxe Magazine,

“At Long Last”, March 2019, pp. 262-271

Luxury Magazine,

“Living Well”, Spring 2018, p. 143

Gray Magazine

Winner – Residential Architecture, December 2017, pp. 86-93

Gray Awards 2017, Design Champions Issue

Luxe Magazine,

“Inside Out”, July 2017, pp. 258-271

Seattle Magazine,

“A House on a Hill”, November 2016, pp. 76-82

AIA Seattle Home of Distinction Series

Luxe Magazine,

“Urban Oasis”, June 2015, pp. 270-283

Pacific Northwest,

“Hillside Heaven”, May 2015, pp. 24-28

Pacific Northwest,

“Drama Right Up Front”, January 2015, pp. 16-18

Methow Homes

“Heart & Home”, 2012/2013

Pacific Northwest,

“A Vision, With Views”, March 11, 2012

Votre Maison,

“Design a Flanc de Montagne”, Hiver 2012, pp. 52-57

Better Interiors,

“New and Improved”, May 2011, pp. 158-164

Design Bureau,

“Light, Place and Time”, March/April 2011, pp. 54-57

Green Is Beautiful:

 The Eco-Friendly House, Santini, Claudio and Zilafro, Dafna. The Images Publishing Group, 2009, pp. 44-49

Custom Home,

“Pivotal Idea”, April 2008, pp 22

Dream Home:

Pacific Northwest, Carabet, Brian and Shand, John, Panache, 2008, pp 90-93

The House and Garden Network, Generation Renovation:

“Nuler-Cadahy Residence”, October 2007

Mexico Design,

“Meditation Pavilion”, Primavera, 2007, pp 82-85

Mexico Design,

“Loney Cottage”, Primavera, 2007, pp 88-91

Island Living:

Inland Retreats and Shoreside Havens, Leigh Paul, Linda. Universe, 2006, pp 78-89

Seattle Homes and Lifestyles,

“Design Achievement Awards 2006, Architecture: David Coleman”, November 2006, pp 63-64

Northwest Home + Garden,

“Top Northwest Architects: David Coleman’s Hip & Hapitable Modern Design”, Nov/Dec 2006, pp 54-57

Seattle Metropolitan,

“East By Northwest”, November 2006,, pp 173-176


“Geometry In Action”, Volume 22 No 6, 2006, pp 30-37


“Jewel Box Kitchen”, January 2006, pp. 60-61

Sunset Kitchens,

“Your Style”, 2006, pp 28-29

Dream Kitchens,

“Double Exposure”, Volume 2 No 1, 2005, pp. 70-73

Northwest Home + Garden,

“Streamlined Design”, Jan/Feb 2005, pp. 40-43


“Flexible Finesse”, February 2004, pp. 70-71

Better Homes & Gardens,

In The Clear”, March/April 2004, pp. 66-71

Spazio Casa,

“Il Villino / Studio di un Architectto”, September 2004, pp.96-105


“Relative Comfort”, June 2005, pp. 114-116


“Nature’s Embrace”, Volume 19 No 7, 2003, pp. 38-41

Pacific Northwest,

“AIA Home of the Year: Breaking Rules”, March 16, 2003, cover & pp.12-13

Architectural Record,

“Kitchen & Bath Portfolio”, July 2003, p. 204

Pacific Northwest,

“Cradled by the Land”, May 19, 2002, cover & pp. 20-22, 24, 26-27


“Emerging Voices: AIA Honor Awards”, winter 2002, pp. 10

Pacific Northwest,

“Bringing Outside In”, February 24, 2002

Daily Journal of Commerce,

“A Peak into the Architectural Process”, November 15, 2001

Pacific Northwest,

“Vacation Pavilions: Orcas Island”, February 25, 2001, pp. 32-33

Metropolitan Home,

“Simply Seattle”, May/June 2000, pp.194-197

Vermont Magazine,

“Beyond the Basic Bath”, April 2000, cover & pp. 47, 51

The Idea Book,

Wormer, Andrew. Taunton Press, 1999, pp 4, 154, 157

Daily Journal of Commerce,

“1999 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture”, November 18, 1999

Residential Architect,

“Northwest Passion: David Coleman / Architecture”, September/October 1999, pp. 60-61

Vermont Magazine,

“Summer Camp: On the Shores of Seymour Lake”, July/August 1999, pp. 94-95

The House and Garden Network, Homes Across America:

“Scandinavian Maven”, May 2, 1999

The Discovery Channel, Lynette Jennings Home:

“Seattle Cottage”, 1999

New American Houses:

 Country, Sea & City, Vercelloni, Matteo. Edizioni L’Archivolto, 1998, pp 44-53


“A House of Invention”, September 1998, pp. 106-107

Architectural Record,

“Delicate Obelisk Shimmers Above White Sands of Florida’s Seaside”, June 1998, pp. 114-115

Pacific Northwest,

“Forward & Familiar: Newcomer Architect Designs a Modern Cottage Named AIA Home of the Year”, March 8, 1998, Cover & pp. 16

Bedrooms and Private Spaces:

Designer Dreamscapes, Stuchin, Marcie and Abramson, Susan. PBC International, 1997, pp. 38-43


“Legacy of A Generation: The Decline of Community in the “90’s”, fall 1996, pp. 10-11

Metropolitan Home,

“The Best Little Houses of Summer: A Lakeside Cabin Compound”, July/August 1996, pp. 85, 117-119

Parallel Utopias:

The Quest for Community, Sexton, Richard. Chronicle Books, 1995

The New York Times,

“Currents: Evoking The Mayans On A Florida Beach”, June 8, 1995

The Daily Journal of Commerce,

“Image and Imagination Color Architect’s Career”, May 3, 1995.

Architectural Digest,

“AD-At-Large: A Seaside Pavilion”, December 1995, p.26

Elle Décor,

“Dream Bedrooms”, December/January 1995, pp. 158-164


“Danish Modernized”, September 1992, pp. 96-101


Making a Town in America, Mohoney, David and Easterling, Kelher, Princeton Architectural Press, 1991, pp. 226-227

Burlington Free Press,

“The AD Three: Vermont’s Foremost Architects Sound Off”, September 21, 1991

Architectural Digest,

“The AD 100 Architects: An Exclusive Guide to the World’s Foremost Architects”, August 1991, pp. 70-71

Creating Excellence,

“15 Ways to Save Vermont: An Architect’s Manifesto For Growth”, February 1991, pp. 10-15

Architectural Detailing in Residential Interiors,

Staebler, Wendy. The Whitney Library of Design, 1990, pp. 76-77

The Stowe Reporter,

“Great Planning Takes Great Innovations”, April 19, 1990

The Vanguard Press,

“Co-housing Comes to Vermont”, February 8, 1990

Creating Excellence,

“In Search of Community: An Architect Speaks Out”, July 1989, pp. 21-25

Builder Magazine,

“Custom Housing: Seventeen One-Of-A-Kind Homes”, April 1989, pp. 142-143


“Tradition Under Transformation”, Denmark, March 1989

Architectural Digest,

“North Star: A Shining Presence In Woodland Vermont”, March 1987, pp. 20, 154 – 157

The Burlington Free Press,

“Little House On The Mountain”, March 4, 1987

Valley Magazine,

“Architecture: The Church House”, Summer 1985

Solar Design in Europe,

The Architectural Press, London, 1983


“Town Plan For Herfølge”, Denmark, June 1982, pp. 216 – 217