International Design Expert Matthias Olt Joins DLR Group

Matthias Olt, RIBA, LEED AP has recently joined DLR Group and is working closely with integrated, global teams to create innovative design solutions for the firm’s Workplace Studio. Based out of DLR Group’s Seattle office, Olt is a talented designer and architect from Frankfurt, Germany, with experience working across international markets, including in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

Olt, who has worked in the industry for 24 years, brings with him an expertise in the design of tall buildings, complex mixed-use developments, and sustainable design. His solutions are culturally sensitive, relevant to the market, and exude compositional strength; he has implemented high-performance design strategies such as bringing natural ventilation and sky gardens into several mixed-use tower developments, and conceived floorplate designs with 12 column-free corner offices per floor with premium views and integrated shading for energy savings.

“Matthias’s experience is deep as it is wide,” said DLR Group Principal and Global Workplace Leader Angela Castleton. “His strong understanding of the unique building types our Workplace clients are increasingly looking for – most notably tall buildings and mass timber – will be an invaluable asset as we help our clients define the DNA of next-generation office environments.”

Throughout his career, Olt has presented design solutions for projects of all scales in key market sectors, including hospitality, institutional, residential, retail, and workplace, and worked in a multitude of roles including design, project leadership and management, business development, and research. He is a registered architect and received the German architecture diploma from the University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt, Germany.