Bates Masi + Architects, a LEED accredited firm with roots in eastern Long Island for over 40
years, responds to each project with extensive research in related architectural fields,
materials, craft and the environment for unique solutions as varied as the individuals 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. This attention to all elements of design has been a
constant in the firm's philosophy. Projects include urban and suburban residences, schools,
offices and furniture in the United States, Central America and the Caribbean, many of which
have been recognized by AIA Design Awards and numerous publications.
Harry Bates attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and received a Bachelor of Architecture from North Carolina State University. After ten years with SOM/NY, he was in private practice in New York City for 17 years before moving the firm to eastern Long Island in
Paul Masi received a Bachelor of Architecture from Catholic University and studied at the
University College of London. He entered the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University
where he received at Masters of Architecture and spent two years with Richard Meier and
Partners before joining this firm in 1998.