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Matthias Olt



  • Architecture
  • Hospitality
  • Workplace
  • Senior Associate
Matthias Olt
  • Senior Associate

Matthias is a designer and architect from Frankfurt, Germany with a wealth of experience as deep as it is wide. He has practiced all over the world, including North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East; in every market sector, including workplace, hospitality, residential, retail, and institutional; and in a multitude of roles including design, project leadership and management, business development, and research. He has a strong understanding of sustainability and how to integrate it into a project, having completed everything from prototypical mass conceptions to applied, custom solutions.  

Matthias specializes in sustainability, having been the director of sustainable design in several prior firms, overseeing high-rise buildings with complex programs. He has been the design lead for multiple projects and studies that implement highly innovative design solutions for such challenges as using mass timber in a high-rise, bringing natural ventilation into a mixed-use city tower, and developing a floorplate with twelve corner offices per floor with exciting views and shading for energy savings.  

“Ultimately, my vision is to create places of sculptural lightness that inspire ideas, promote joy, and elevate sustainable systems.”