Honorary Chair

Gil Schafer

Award-winning architect Gil Schafer III is one of the world’s leading experts on contemporary classical architecture. A member of Architectural Digest’sAD100 and a winner of Veranda’s “Art of Design Award,” he holds a Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture and is the author of the best-selling books The Great American Houseand A Place to Call Home. He is a member of the Yale School of Architecture Dean’s Council, a trustee of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and served as president and then chairman of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art for over a decade. Schafer’s work has been featured in numerous national and international publications, including Architectural DigestElle DécorVerandaThe New York Timesand The Wall Street Journal. When he is not traveling for work, he divides his time between New York City, upstate New York and Maine.

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