AWARD-WINNING ARCHITECTURE firm, G. P. Schafer Architect — known for its contributions to traditional residential architecture across the country since its founding in 2002 by Gil Schafer III — is proud to announce that we have joined forces with Buccellato Design, an award-winning residential architecture firm with a notable background in civic projects and academia.
Schafer Buccellato Architects is a coming home of sorts — Aimee Buccellato was the first employee at G. P. Schafer Architect when Gil Schafer founded the firm in 2002. Kevin Buccellato joined the team shortly after and both managed multiple projects in the firm’s early years before accepting individual appointments at Notre Dame and opening their own firm in South Bend, Indiana.
“Every single day over the past two decades, I have been excited about what comes next — what new project takes us to a new place geographically or asks us to solve a new problem we have never tackled before,” says Gil Schafer. “But this is a completely new kind of excitement, as Aimee, Kevin, current GPSA partner Lou Taylor, and I look forward to the next twenty years — and beyond — and what this new partnership will mean for the work we will create together with our newly-combined team.”
“We join Gil in expressing our excitement about the future of our new firm and the coming together of our talented teams,” add Aimee and Kevin Buccellato. “We’ve been fortunate to know Gil for over twenty years. Our professional collaboration and friendship are, and have always been, rooted in our shared values about the role of tradition in architecture and the belief that good design can both elevate and deepen the meaning of our lives and relationships. With that in mind, we can’t wait to get started designing new projects together.”
In the twenty years since its founding, Gil Schafer and G. P. Schafer Architect have undertaken projects across the country, working on the design and building of new homes, as well as significant historic residential renovation and restoration projects. The firm is consistently included on Architectural Digest’s AD100 list and Schafer is the recipient of Veranda’s “Art of Design Award,” and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s “Arthur Ross Award” in architecture. To date, the firm has been the recipient of more than 25 prestigious architecture and design awards, their work has been featured in over three dozen books on design, and they are regularly published in various media, including Architectural Digest, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Elle Decor, Veranda, Town & Country, UK House & Garden, Vogue, and many others. Schafer is also the author of two bestselling books, The Great American House and A Place to Call Home.
Aimee and Kevin Buccellato founded Buccellato Design in 2011 while simultaneously serving in leadership and faculty roles at the University of Notre Dame. Known for their design of traditional residences suited to contemporary lifestyles, they both accepted individual appointments to the Faculty of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture in 2008, where Aimee received tenure and Kevin developed the School’s curriculum in Architecture and the Building Arts. At Buccellato Design, they have designed residences and civic projects around the country. Their projects — which include Notre Dame’s Morrison Family Education and Outreach Pavilion and the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility — have received several design awards, including a Citation for New Construction from the American Institute of Architects in Indiana, the first Notre Dame-built project to receive such an award.
Schafer Buccellato Architects is based in New York City, with a satellite office in South Bend, Indiana. Follow the firm on Instagram @schaferbuccellato.