Larry SchneiderSenior Living
Larry’s initial interest in architecture originated from his family’s influence. His father and brothers shared a passion for electrical engineering, while his mother sought more artistic endeavors. From this combination, Larry’s passion for architecture truly ignited when he enrolled in a simple drafting class in high school.
Early in his career, Larry was intrigued by Senior Living Environments from his experience of working for a small religious architect. He was so inspired from the work he did there, Larry began to attend Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE) events, where it become abundantly clear to him there was a tremendous disconnect between the building codes and the ability to create an environment that would allow a person to live in dignity. Because of this, designing and improving Senior Living Environments is his passion. He believes that everyone deserves a home no matter your age, economic status, or abilities. Eventually, he became a state chapter president of SAGE and was later elected to the Board of Directors to further pursue his passion.
With over 30 years of experience, Larry is a Partner in the Senior Living Studio, where he is a champion of designing and planning environments for the aging. He thoroughly enjoys every opportunity to help clients identify and navigate through the challenges of bringing a new or renovated building to fruition. He gets inspiration from developing innovative solutions to overcome the complexity of developing an environment that later becomes a home for its residents.
As a life-long learner, he is driven by evidence-based data and research to create the most engaging and dynamic Senior Living Environments possible. He also grasps at every opportunity to educate others in the architecture industry. Over the years, Larry has spoken numerous times regionally and nationally on topics such as life and safety codes, planning and design, and culture change within the industry. He hopes that his knowledge can help other architects continually improve the human experience and help advance the profession.
Wisconsin Assisted Living Association (WALA)
Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE)
Environments for Aging (EFA)
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee