Remembering Harry Bates

The iconic modernist architect received the Innovator Award at the Hamptons IDAs in 2018.
Harry Bates, Bates Masi Architects

The late architect Harry Bates

Modernist architect Harry Bates died on Tuesday at the age of 95. Bates was one of the first and longest-practicing modernist architects on Long Island’s East End. In 1965, Bates started his own firm, now known as Bates Masi + Architects.

“Harry Bates was a true original, a groundbreaking architect who shaped and defined modern Hamptons architecture as we know it today. We were thrilled to publish his work in our pages and honor him with our company’s coveted Innovator Award in 2018. He will be deeply missed,” says Kendell Cronstrom, HC&G’s Editorial Director.

In a 2016 issue of HC&G, Bates reflected on building his firm in the Hamptons. “Why live in the city when you can have a much better life in the Hamptons? It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world, any time of the year,” he wrote.

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Harry Bates receives his Innovator Award at the 2018 Hamptons IDAs. Photograph by Daniel Gonzalez.

In 2018, HC&G recognized Bates at the IDAs with the Innovator Award.

This past summer, two Bates-designed homes were featured in HC&G’s August issue, as well as on HC&G’s 20th Century Modern House Tour with Hamptons 20th Century Modern.

Read more of Bates’ impressive bio here.