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The grandson and great, great grandson of architects, GIL SCHAFER grew up with a strong sense of how a well-built, thoughtfully designed traditional home can bring pleasure to daily life.  Over the course of his childhood he was fortunate enough to be exposed to life in a variety of places around the country, each contributing to his sense of what makes places unique and how architectural traditions and lifestyles are influenced by context.

Upon matriculation from Yale School of Architecture, Gil was the recipient of the H. I. Feldman Prize, Yale's highest honor for studio design work.  Prior to establishing G. P. Schafer Architect, PLLC in 2002, Gil worked in several architecture practices, including the renowned residential firm, Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, where he remained for nearly a decade.

Gil lectures around the country on the relevance and livability of traditional residential architecture today and is author of the bestselling book The Great American House.  He is a member of Architectural Digest's AD 100 and winner of Veranda's Art of Design Award.  His work and the firm's projects have been published 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.

Gil serves on several non-profit boards and advisory councils, including Yale School of Architecture's Dean's Council, the Dutchess Land Conservancy, and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello.  From 1999 to 2006 Gil served as the President and then Chairman of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in New York, the nation's leading resource for the classical tradition in architecture and its allied arts.

This lecture series will introduce Gil's newest book and latest design work, as well as a rare opportunity for book signing. 

BOOK SIGNING & DOORS OPEN 1:00 - 1:30 P.M.  Monographs available for purchase at the event. 

NOTE: Register links under each speaker are for the same event.  Click either one.

Earlier Event: September 30