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Sarah Susanka

Sarah Susanka

For 20 years, architect and author Sarah Susanka has been leading a movement that is redefining the American home and lifestyle. Through her “build better, not bigger” approach to residential design, she reveals that the sense of “home” we seek is a quality that has almost nothing to do with square footage. Her “Not So Big” message has become a launch pad for a new dimension of understanding how we inhabit our homes, our planet, and even our day-to-day lives.

Susanka is the best-selling author of nine books including The Not So Big House, Home By Design, and The Not So Big Life, which collectively have sold well over a million copies. Her books provide the language and tools for homeowners to bring their own dreams of home to life.

As a cultural visionary, Susanka is regularly tapped for her expertise by national media, including “The Today Show,” CNN and The New York Times. Builder Magazine recognized Susanka as one of 30 most notable innovators in the housing industry over the past 30 years, Fast Company named Susanka to their debut list of “Fast 50” innovators whose achievements have helped to change society, and U.S. News and World Report dubbed her an “innovator in American culture.” She is also a recipient of the Anne Morrow Lindbergh Award for outstanding individual achievement toward making positive contributions to our world.

Sarah Susanka's Posts

Housing and These Eight Technologies Intersect for Aging in Place Housing and These Eight Technologies Intersect for Aging in Place

Sarah Susanka explores what lies ahead in housing's future Read more

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Reinventing Housing For Aging Independence Requires Integrity Reinventing Housing For Aging Independence Requires Integrity

Experts align on future needs and priorities Read more

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Solving for a Culture Shift Solving for a Culture Shift

The HIVE conference generated many questions about aging in place Read more

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Modest Addition Respects Original Bungalow Modest Addition Respects Original Bungalow

Two-story space adds just 350 square feet to this house, but it makes a big impact. Read more

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HW Sets Roster for HIVE 2016 Conference HW Sets Roster for HIVE 2016 Conference

Attendees will be inspired to put ideas into action by some of the nation’s leading luminaries, including William McDonough, Stuart Miller, Dowell Myers, Sarah Susanka, and Ivy Zelman. Read more

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