Matthias Olt

DLR Group, Senior Associate | Seattle, United States

About

Matthias is an experienced design leader, biophilic and sustainable design expert, TEDx speaker, and author with 27 years of professional expertise. He is a registered architect with an undergraduate degree in material science who led the design of several successful mixed-use, commercial office and residential towers of up to 900ft (275m). Matthias is an expert in mass timber design and the recipient of a Seattle AIA Honor Award for an innovative mass timber high-rise building. He has built a competitive, sustainable design practice for a large, global architecture firm by spearheading a firm-wide sustainable design strategic plan. Matthias is the design director in architecture, at B+H in the USA. He recently led the design of a long-span bridge in mass timber-steel hybrid construction and is currently working on a new building typology of Use-neutral Towers in North America and the Middle East.

CTBUH Roles

Annual Conference, Poster Presenter, Chicago (2019)

CTBUH Initiatives

Videos

03 March 2008

Sustainable Design in South Korea and Vietnam

Matthias A. Olt & James P. Rothwell of Callison, discussed two high-rise towers in South Korea and Vietnam at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in...

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Research

16 September 2014

Two-In-One Tower: An Expansion in Typology and Technology in Hanoi

Matthias Olt, Callison; Hi Sun Choi, Thornton Tomasetti

Standing 267m tall, Lotte Center Hanoi is Vietnam’s second tallest tower and set to open this summer. Innovative high-rise design solutions were incorporated that respond...

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Research

03 March 2008

Sustainable Design in South Korea and Vietnam

Matthias A. Olt & James P. Rothwell, Callison Architecture

In an age when high-rise design is driven by grandeur aspirations of tallest and biggest, 2 high-rise towers in South Korea and Vietnam provide examples...

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