Ingrid Marshall FRAIA
Associate Director, Deike Richards


Ingrid Marshall is a highly respected senior architect. Over the past 15 years she has cultivated a deep interest and knowledge in seniors’ housing. She is skilled at integrating the often competing requirements of budget, regulations, durability and client aspirations; creating uplifting, yet practical, spaces.

An Associate Director at Deicke Richards, a Brisbane based Architecture Practice, Ingrid’s seniors design experience is extensive, including independent living homes, residential aged care and various hybrid forms of supported accomodation.

Ingrid is a founding member of Places for Ageing, a trans-disciplinary organisation aiming to promote innovative solutions for housing Australia’s growing elderly population. She firmly believes design can minimise the impact of health issues such as dementia, reduced mobility and declining acuity, creating environments where seniors can continue to live life to the full.

Ingrid has just received a Churchill Fellowship to investigate international house-like residential aged care models and their Australian viability.


Advancing the Quality of the Built Enviroment for our Elders.

This session will outline how architects contribute to making great places in which to grow old. Creating supportive environments for the elderly requires designers to consider the needs of a wide range of stakeholders. Ryan and Ingrid will reflect on how design decisions are made in seniors living and residential aged care projects, and the role architects play by juggling opposing needs to create supportive places for ageing.