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Gil Schafer — Creating Places to Call Home: How Tradition, Style, and Memory Can Inspire Ways of Living

Award-winning architect Gil Schafer III, AIA, appears live as part of The War Memorial’s Art & Antiques! Prior to establishing G. P. Schafer Architect, PLLC in 2002, Gil worked in several distinguished traditional residential architecture practices including Ferguson Murray & Shamamian Architects, where he remained for nearly a decade, and worked on large-scale projects around the country. Over the last twenty years, Gil’s work has involved him in projects in numerous and varied locations around the country and in scales ranging from under 1,000 square feet to nearly 40,000 square feet.

The grandson and great-great-grandson of architects, Gil grew up with a strong sense of how a well-built, thoughtfully-designed home can bring pleasure to daily life. Over the course of his childhood he was fortunate to be exposed to life in a variety of places, including the Midwest, the Northeast, Georgia, California and the Bahamas, each contributing to his sense of what makes places unique and how architectural traditions and lifestyle are influenced by context.

In addition to his architectural practice, Gil lectures around the country on the relevance and livability of traditional residential architecture today and is the author of the bestselling book, The Great American House. He is a member of Architectural Digest’s AD100 and winner of Veranda’s “Art of Design Award.” His work and the firm’s projects have been widely published both here in the U. S. and abroad in both magazines and newspapers, including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Veranda, Town & Country, Country Life, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, among many others.