Award-winning architect G P Schafer, AIA has focused his career on residential projects for the past thirty years. Prior to establishing G. P. Schafer Architect, PLLC in 2002, Gil worked in several distinguished traditional residential architecture practices. In fact, over the course of his career, Gil’s work has involved him in projects in numerous and varied locations around the country and abroad.
At G. P. Schafer Architect, they believe that the virtues of old houses—their sense of history, their time-worn comfort, the way they sit on the land with an air of inevitability, their elegant proportions and details—can be achieved in a new house today. Whether focusing on new construction or historic house renovations and restorations, their team takes the best of traditional architecture and translates it for the kind of connected, welcoming spaces that suit modern life.
One of the significant hallmarks of their work is their passion for integrating landscape and interior decoration into the architecture of a project. How a site is handled is critical for framing the architectural character of a house and making it feel as if it’s always been there, while the interior decoration of a house enhances the architecture from the inside out.
“Our aim is to create places that are beautiful, comfortable, of exceptional quality, and timeless.”
At the end of the day, what makes a great traditional house is being a place that you can ultimately feel at home in—to be a place that taps into memories of your own past and creates opportunities for new ones—in both the big and small moments of life.