About

Firm Profile

Barnes Coy Architects is an award-winning architecture firm known for innovative modern design. From our offices in Bridgehampton and Manhattan, we have completed more than 250 projects in the Hamptons, Colorado, Florida, the Caribbean and Central America over the past 25 years.

Our design philosophy is simple and consistent: forms are generated by the interaction between the site context and the program (ie, requirements) of the client. This interaction always produces an original response that makes a successful project interesting and unique.

During the early 90’s, due to the difficulty builders had understanding and accurately bidding on innovative designs, Barnes Coy not only designed but also built its projects, acting as architect and construction manager. While this is no longer the case, we pride ourselves on our technical knowledge of construction and practicality in budgeting and use of materials. In this tradition, we maintain a strong on-site presence during the construction phase of the project.

The culture behind the firm’s success in achieving the highest standard of design is that no one cares more about the project than the Architect. The principals Robert Barnes and Christopher Coy are personally involved in every project—from concept to detailing to construction—to ensure the best realization of clients’ requirements. This is the client’s assurance that good design creates value.

Robert Barnes, AIA

Robert Barnes, AIA, was educated at Georgetown University and Cornell University College of Architecture and has worked for DePolo Dunbar, Norman Jaffe AIA and Daniel Goldner AIA.


Christopher Coy, AIA

Christopher Coy, AIA, was educated at NYU and the Spitzer School of Architecture and has worked for Thierry Despont, Naomi Leff and Associates, and Gwathmey Siegel Architects.