Premiering nationally on PBS-affiliated stations on December 1, 2023
By Justin Kegley
August 29, 2023
Award-winning architect Gil Schafer is one of the nation’s leading practitioners of contemporary classical architecture. A fixture on Architectural Digest’s AD100 and a winner of Veranda’s “Art of Design Award,” Schafer and his firm’s work have been widely recognized around the country with design awards and featured in numerous national and international publications, including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Veranda, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, British House & Garden, and The Financial Times.
In Unlocking the Mysteries of Place, Gil Schafer describes the ways he draws upon the power of memory to create extraordinary homes. In this portrayal of a master at the height of his craft, he leads viewers from his firm’s renovated design studio in Manhattan, to a Hudson Valley home inspired by English estates, and to a summer house on the shores of Lake Champlain. Influenced by the elegance and charm of classical and vernacular American architecture, and considerate of the needs of contemporary living, Gil reflects on his design process and the particular qualities that define an unforgettable place.
Design in Mind is an original documentary series by the educational nonprofit The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) that profiles the careers of architects, artists, and designers. Unlocking the Mysteries of Place with Gil Schafer is the fourth installment in the series, following Bunny Williams - Not a House but a Home (2021), On Location with James Ivory (2019), and Robert A.M. Stern: Always a Student (2018). Design in Mind is distributed on public television stations nationwide by American Public Television (APT).
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The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is a nonprofit membership organization with a mission to advance the appreciation and practice of the principles of traditional architecture and its allied arts by engaging educators, professionals, students, and enthusiasts. The ICAA is headquartered in New York City with regional Chapters across the United States. It offers a wide array of programs that are designed to promote the appreciation and practice of classical and traditional design, including classes, travel, lectures, awards, and conferences. It publishes an academic journal called the Classicist, an acclaimed book series called the Classical America Series in Art and Architecture, and an original documentary film series, Design in Mind. The ICAA’s weekly content series, World of Classicism, offers articles, short films, online courses and lectures, an original podcast series, and much more.
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