Ocena Home 50: Bates Masi + Architects

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A full-service architectural firm with roots in New York City and the East End of Long Island for more than 50 years, Bates Masi + Architects responds to each project with extensive research in architecture, materials, craft and the environment for unique solutions as varied as the individuals or groups for whom they are designed.

The focus is neither the size nor the type of project, but the opportunity to enrich lives and enhance the environment. The attention to all elements of design has been a constant in the firm’s philosophy.

Projects include urban and suburban residences, schools, offices, hotels, restaurants, retail and furniture in the United States, Central America and the Caribbean.

The firm has received 97 design awards since 2003 and has been featured in numerous national and international publications.

Paul Masi spent childhood summers in Montauk and currently resides in nearby Amagansett. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Catholic University and a Masters of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He worked at Richard Meier & Partners before joining this firm in 1998.

Harry Bates, a resident of East Hampton, received a Bachelor of Architecture from North Carolina State University. After 10 years with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, he was in private practice in New York City for 17 years before moving the firm to Southampton on the East End in 1980.

The firm’s offices are currently located in Sag Harbor with plans to relocate to a new LEED Certified office building of its own design in East Hampton.

For more information, www.batesmasi.com

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