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Classical Architecture with Geoffrey Baer

Classical Architecture Series with Geoffrey Baer

Explore the lives and works of some of the world’s most celebrated and innovative classical architects and urbanists from Robert A.M. Stern to Michael Graves to Robert Adam.

As described by Richard H. Driehaus, “Beauty, harmony, and context are hallmarks of classical architecture, thus fostering communities, enhancing the quality of our shared environment, and developing sustainable solutions through traditional materials.” Each architect brings his or her own interpretation and style to the work, challenged to combine a pleasing aesthetic with a practical application that meets its user’s needs and desires. Explore the work of these visionaries who have made a lasting positive impact on our contemporary built environment and the ways we live, work, and play.

Geoffrey Baer, host of WTTW’s Classical Architecture Series, is an Emmy-winning producer, writer, and host known for his masterful storytelling, conversational style, and contagious enthusiasm.

The Notre Dame School of Architecture’s Richard H. Driehaus Prize is awarded to a living architect whose work embodies the highest ideals of traditional and classical architecture in contemporary society, and creates a positive cultural, environmental, and artistic impact.