Matthias Sauerbruch

Matthias Sauerbruch

Matthias Sauerbruch was born on February 4, 1955, in Constance as son of a painter.

Matthias Sauerbruch was born on February 4, 1955, in Constance as son of a painter. 1982 - 1984 he first started studying architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London as a scholarship holder, from 1977 through 1984 at the HdK (Academy of Arts) in Berlin. Additionally, after taking his A-levels, he went through an architectural draftsman training from 1975 till 1977.b

Matthias Sauerbruch gathered first professional experience as a partner and project lead for OMA (Office for Metropolitan Art), London, in Berlin at the Checkpoint Charlie, for which he realized the Haus Friedrichstraße 214. In 1989, together with Louisa Hutton he founded the architectural firm Sauerbruch Hutton, which has a branch in Berlin since 1993. Since 1991, he has been married to his colleague Louise Hutton (born in 1957 in Norwich, England) and lives in London as well as in Berlin Mitte.

Between 1995 and 2001, Matthias Sauerbruch used to teach as a professor at the TU Berlin, between 2001 and 2007 he used to work at the Staatliche Akademie der bildenden Künste in Stuttgart. In 2005, he held a guest professorship at  Harvard university in Cambridge, in 2006 he worked at the University of Virginia, and since 2008 he has been holding a guest professorship at Harvard together with Louisa Hutton.




since 2006 member of the Akademie der Künste (academy of arts), Berlin, Germany
2007 founding member of DGNB, DeutscheGesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen (German association of sustainable building)
since 2008 jury member of Villa Massimo, Deutsche Akademie in Rom, Italy
since 2009 member of the Institute for Urban Design, New York, USA
since 2009 board member, Aedes Network Campus Berlin ANCB
since 2010 member of the board of trustees of the Bauhaus Dessau foundation
2011-2016 committee member of the des Zurich Building Council, Switzerland




2010 International Honorary Award for Sustainable Architecture
2003 Fritz Schumacher prize
1998 Erich Schelling architectural award




Matthias Sauerbruch Prof. Dipl. Ing., AA Dipl., ARB
Sauerbruch Hutton, Lehrter Str. 57, 10557 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)30 39 78 21 - 0
Fax: +49 (0)30 39 78 21- 30


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