Institute for Human Centered Design Lunch + Learn :: (6.20)

Institute for Human Centered Design Lunch + Learn

Monday, June 20th
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Institute for Human Centered Design
200 Portland Street, Boston MA

"At Home With Growing Older: 
A Report on Interdisciplinary Learning and Collaboration and the Notion of Age Friendly Design"
Susanne Stadler MArch, MBA  

Our home, a long term home or a newly found one, is a resource for us as we age. Age-Friendly design is about living well in our homes, to our full potential and to our home's full potential.

The interdisciplinary network AtHomeWithGrowingOlder (AHWGO) was founded by a social worker and an architect and brings together professionals, academics and activists from a wide variety of disciplines.

This talk is about lessons learned through these exchanges that encourage an interdisciplinary concept of design and the hard work it takes to make this a reality.

It is about the realization that innovation is about building and product design as much as about emotional work - a shift in how we see our homes and ourselves - as allies.

Susanne Stadler, an architect, has more than 15 years of experience in architecture and 5 years in the financial industry. Her firm Stadler & Architecture specializes in the design of age-friendly and intergenerational environments and lifelong homes. She co-founded AHWGO together with Natasha Boissier, a social worker, in 2009 with the intent to promote imaginative responses for the challenges of this phase of life across disciplines. 

A light lunch will be served.

When: Monday, June 20, 2016 Noon-2pm
Where: IHCD 200 Portland Street Boston MA

To RSVP contact Willa Crolius at or call 617-259-1655.

AIA credits will be offered for those who attend. Attendees will earn 1 AIA/HSW learning unit.