Richard (Ric) Stott had careers in ceramics as a potter and kiln designer/builder as well as seven years in the construction trades before completing his Master of Architecture Degree at Cal Poly – Pomona in 1984. After an internship in both Connecticut and Long Island, he established his own Southampton firm in 1988 and has been involved in hundreds of commercial and residential projects in California, Vermont, Connecticut, Long Island and New York City.
His award winning, innovative designs include custom made furniture and built-ins, but he is known for his devotion to energy efficient, environmentally responsive, healthy and functional structures. Daylight and space, lighting and volume always play a part in his design equation to meet his client’s needs.
Ric studied Aeronautical Technology at Oklahoma State University for two years and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Dowling College. He was the founding president of AIA Peconic, an East End Chapter of the American Institute of Architects where he remains active in many of its programs. He is also the Secretary of AIA New York State where he has served on the Board of Directors for six years.