Get to know the 2021 Hamptons Innovator,
Lee H. Skolnick is the founding Principal and Lead Designer of SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership, an internationally renowned design firm that integrates architecture, exhibition and communication design, and education. A resident of the east end since 1978, Lee now makes Sag Harbor his year-round home. In addition to award-winning projects in Bulgaria, China, Luxembourg, the Caribbean, Turkey and other international locales, SKOLNICK’s Hamptons projects are varied and numerous. They include The Church, The East Hampton Library, The Children’s Museum of the East End, Guild Hall, the Longhouse Reserve, many of the local historical societies as well as a wide array of award-winning private residences. In addition to applying his philosophy-based interpretive design and planning services to a broad range of international cultural, institutional, corporate, and private clients, Mr. Skolnick writes, lectures, and teaches extensively. He is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Museum Studies Programme at the University of Leicester and is also co- author of the book, “What is Exhibition Design?”. Since the 1980s, he has earned numerous awards including Architectural Digest’s “AD100,” Cooper Union’s “Achievers Under 40” and “The Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement”, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Long Island Chapter of the AIA, and many local, state, and national AIA Honor Awards. Mr. Skolnick currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Longhouse Reserve, Architecture OMI, and A Blade of Grass.