Award-winning architect Gil Schafer, a leading practitioner of contemporary classical design, examines how he draws upon the power of memory to create extraordinary homes. At the height of his craft, Gil leads viewers through three spaces that exemplify his work: his firm’s renovated design studio in Manhattan, a Hudson Valley home inspired by English estates, and a summer house on the shores of Lake Champlain. Influenced by the elegance and charm of classical American architecture, and also adept at accommodating a modern lifestyle in his designs, he reflects on his design process and the particular qualities that define an unforgettable place.

When to Watch

Design in Mind: Unlocking the Mysteries of Place with Gil Schafer premieres on CPTV on Friday, December 1, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.

It will also be available to watch on-demand on this page, on YouTube, and at video.cptv.org.

You can watch additional episodes from the Design in Mind series here.

Design in Mind: Unlocking the Mysteries of Place with Gil Schafer is presented by Connecticut Public Television and distributed nationally by American Public Television (APT).