In a special joint resolution sponsored by State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and New York Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr., architects Richard Stott and Craig Lee, and the Hamptons Green Alliance were honored in a State of New York Legislative Resolution recently issued by the two state legislative bodies. The resolution, number 6087 in the NY Senate and number 1553 in the Assembly, honors the architects and members of the HGA for the work done on the Dubin house in Southampton. This renovation of what had been a completely destroyed-by-fire residence, incorporates ground-breaking “green” innovations that make the home one of the first measurable, energy efficient, net zero structures in the country. Text of the resolution is as follows: WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the quality and character of life in the communities across New York State are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organization and individuals that are devoted to the welfare of the community and its citizenry; and WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor architects Richard Stott and Craig Lee, and the Hamptons Green Alliance, upon the occasion of their designation for special recognition for the construction of a “net zero” green home; and WHEREAS, In December 2008, the family home of David and Saundra Dubin of Southampton, New York, was destroyed by fire; this tragic occurrence attracted the attention and volunteer assistance of architects Richard Stott and Craig Lee, and the Hamptons Green Alliance; and WHEREAS, Richard F. Stott, AIA, LEED AP, is the owner of Steelbone Design Company and Flynn Stott Architects, P.C., located in Southampton, New York; and WHEREAS, Craig Lee is the owner of Lee Architecture, PC, a residential architecture firm established in 1991 and located in Sag Harbor, New York, and
WHEREAS, The Hamptons Green Alliance is an association of building and related-service professionals in the Hamptons on Long Island organized to promote green building and maintenance practices; its goal is to be a resource for proven green and ecological practices; it is driven by a commitment to use its expertise in making our planet greener; andWHEREAS, With the support of the Hamptons Green Alliance, architects Richard Stott and Craig Lee undertook to design a replacement home for the Dubin family that would be one of the first models of net zero, carbon neutral green living; and WHEREAS, In spring 2010, a new home was presented to the Dubins; this technologically-advanced home featured green innovations such as a super insulated shell, geothermal heating and cooling, evacuated tube solar thermal hot water, thin film photovoltaic solar power, LED lighting, and a rain water harvesting system; and WHEREAS, On May 13, 2010, the Dubin family’s new home received the NetZero Building Award by the Long Island Power Authority; and WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to recognize and pay tribute to architects Richard Stott and Craig Lee, and the Hamptons Green Alliance; and WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organizations and individuals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our attention, they should be recognized by all the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to honor architects Richard Stott and Craig Lee, and the Hamptons Green Alliance, upon the occasion of their designation for special recognition for the construction of a “net zero” green home; and be it further RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to Richard Stott, Craig Lee, and the Hamptons Green Alliance.” ABOUT THE HAMPTONS GREEN ALLIANCE The Hamptons Green Alliance (HGA) is a not-for-profit association of building and related-service professionals in the Hamptons on Long Island organized to promote green building and maintenance practices. The brain-child of Hamptons-based Telemark, a high quality, well respected builder and organized with fellow tradesman committed to green building practices from the area, HGA provides information on materials, systems and best-practices for building and maintaining carbon-neutral, zero-energy homes and ecological landscapes via its website and other public forums. Members are leaders in their respective fields. HGA’s goal is to be a resource for proven green and ecological practices and is driven by a commitment to use the Alliance’s combined expertise to make the planet greener. For more information, visit www.hamptonsgreenalliance.org. ABOUT RICHARD F. STOTT Richard F. Stott, AIA, LEED AP, has practiced architecture for the past 25 years in the eastern US, serving individual, corporate, healthcare and governmental clients. He holds a Master of Architecture Degree from California Polytechnic State University and is a LEED Accredited professional. He is the founding president of AIA Peconic, a local chapter of the American Institute of Architects and sits on the board of directors for New York State AIA. A member of the Southampton Town Sustainable energy Committee, he is actively rewriting the wind energy code and assisting Southampton to define and implement a sustainability plan. He particularly interested in wind and solar energy design, which is an outgrowth of his interests in sailing and flying.
ABOUT LEE ARCHITECTURE, PCLee Architecture, PC, is a small Residential Architecture firm established in 1991 located in Sag Harbor, New York, by Craig Lee. The practice is dedicated to the craft of architecture and sustainability, and takes particular pride in satisfying the individual needs of each of its varied and valued clients. The wide array of residential projects includes additions, renovations, and new homes. Craig Lee is a member of the American Institute of Architects and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University (1981) and a Masters in Architecture from Syracuse University (1985).