WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“I have worked with dozens of architects and designers of various backgrounds throughout both Washington, DC and NYC - Teri performs at a level I am unaccustomed to and has set a new bar.”

Ronnie Gibbons
(Client)

“Her eye for detail and her determination were nothing less than impressive.”

Kathy Hart
(Client)

“Teri is a talented and creative designer with a documented history of successful projects.  Her design approach achieves an effective balance between client's desires, needs and project constraints.”

Jim Hasenbeck, AIA
(Architect)

Teri Coates, AIA, NCARB; foudner of CANVAS Architecture | Development

TERI COATES, AIA, NCARB

Founder | Architect

With over twelve years of experience, Teri's practice of architecture has taken on a variety of project types in locations across the nation. Exposure to different parts of the globe and the diverse ways in which people live continue to challenge her design approach. She views every project as an opportunity to create spaces where people and communities can thrive.  

Quick Facts:

12+     YEARS in the industry

25      CITIES where projects are located

        STATES currently licensed

JULIA TINGLE

Intern

Fun Facts:

Food you can't live without: 

Pizza - Especially after studying abroad in Italy!

Current obsession:

Small personal projects with photography and graphic design

Hidden talent?

I can hold a headstand on a paddle board 

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Ordering enough McDonald’s to feed a small family

If DC wasn’t so awesome, I’d live ________(where)?

South Carolina. I have family down there and I love visiting!

What is your dream vacation spot?

Hawaii for sure. I love hiking, swimming, beaching, exploring, etc!

Favorite song to sing in the shower?

Oh there’s way too many… but probably All-American Girl by Carrie Underwood

What gets you up in the morning?

My sweet pup Tanner :)

Current short-term life goal.

Run a 10k this summer and a 10-miler by the time I graduate

Favorite podcast or book?

Armchair Expert with Dax Sheperd (podcast), and the Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller (book)

Fun Fact

I have a mean moonwalk

Current design element, material, or designer you’re most inspired by.

After seeing works by Italian architect Carlo Scarpa, I’ve enjoyed incorporating his thoughtful style of leaving small spaces between elements into my latest studio project.

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