Summer 2020
2020 Palladio Award Winner for New Design & Construction

We are honored to receive a 2020 Palladio Award for New Design & Construction for the new summer cottage we designed in coastal Maine for a sophisticated “empty-nester” couple. Designed to have the feel of a cluster of farm buildings with three separate structures—the barn cottage, a yoga and meditation studio, and a garage and bicycle shed—anchored around an apple-tree lined courtyard, the property also includes a number of garden features inspired by our well-traveled clients’ passion for Japanese design.

In their summer issue, House Beautiful goes inside the cottage, which is built into a hill like a bank barn so that each of the main living spaces and bedrooms open onto garden spaces. We designed the interiors to reflect the rustic character of Maine, with old barn siding and hand-hewn trusses throughout, paired with the elegance of antiques and meaningful pieces that suit the aesthetic of our peripatetic clients. To read the feature, please click here > [Photos by Eric Piasecki]

We are happy to share a sneak peek into some of our current and newest projects underway, including a new house on Lake Champlain; the restoration of a historic boathouse in Maine; a family compound on Block Island; a new stone house set on 200 acres of rolling hills in Middle Tennessee; and a new house on the Florida coast; among others. To view these and other ongoing projects, please visit our Project Underway section here >

Along with the entire world, GPSA has adapted to working from home. Gil was able to share what he loves most about his own home, and working from there, in a “Love Letter to My Home” interview with Galerie and a story with Veranda that featured his “new” dining room office. He also talked to Architectural Digest about some of the things he was enjoying during quarantine. To view these and other stories, visit our Online Media section here >

What fun to have the Quintessence “At Home in the Country” video tour of Middlefield, Gil’s own Greek Revival house in the Hudson Valley, hit over 300,000 views on YouTube! It was a perfect summer day when Stacey Bewkes and Susanna Salk of Quintessence stopped by for a personal tour and the casual video is a fun tour of all the details injected with their usual joie de vivre! To see the full tour, visit our videos page here >

Our latest Featured Project provides an in-depth look at the creation of a new south Georgia residence for which we did both the architecture and interior design, set on 6,000 acres of woodland property and inspired by Georgia’s historic 1920s and 30s hunting plantations. We are honored that the project has won a number of awards, including a Stanford White Award from the New York Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and two Shutze Awards — for both architecture and interior decoration — from the Southeast Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. To see the full project, click here > [Photos by Eric Piasecki]

It’s always a treat when Schumacher’s The Bulletin lands in our mailbox and we loved seeing the master bathroom of our Mill Valley project, a collaboration with Rita Konig, featured in their Spring 2020 story on painted floors. To see this piece and peruse additional recent media coverage, including a interview with Gil on the popular design site Remodelista and a roundup of Architectural Digest‘s favorite kitchens including GPSA’s recent Park Avenue project, please visit our Press section here >

Our new project map, featuring the locations of both in-progress and completed projects around the country, is the perfect way to get a sense of where you will find our work. To view the full map, click here >