• Sarah Susanka, FAIA Acclaimed author of series, and
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  • Sarah Susanka's demonstration house for a development in Libertyville, Illinois.
  • Heroes of Sustainability: Sarah SusankaDeep Green from Dolphin Blue - September 26, 2012

The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live


A thought leader, inspirational public speaker, and acclaimed architect, Sarah Susanka is the bestselling author of nine books that have collectively sold well over a million copies. Sarah describes herself first and foremost as a student of life. A master in the use of metaphor to explain new dimensions of understanding, she has a gift for making the complex simple and for demystifying even the most obscure and esoteric subject matter. In her Not So Big House series of books, Sarah has helped readers understand that the sense of “home” they’re seeking has almost nothing to do with quantity, and everything to do with quality. In The Not So Big Life, she uses this understanding to explain why so many today struggle to feel at home in their own lives. She reveals a process for changing the way we live that allows us to be human beings rather than human doings.

Note: For 35 years Thomas J. Susanka has served as a member of the College’s administrative faculty, first as the director of admissions and, since 2004, as its director of gift planning. He delivered the following talk at the College’s on June 7, 2014:


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Thought leader, inspirational keynote speaker and acclaimed architect, Susanka is the author of nine books that collectively weave together home and life design, revealing that a "Not So Big" attitude serves not only architectural aims, but life goals as well. Her books have sold well over a million copies.