Matthias Olt

Arcadis/IBI Group Inc., Principal, Architecture | Seattle, United States

About

Matthias Olt is a principal in architecture and studio leader of the high-rise residential and mixed-use portfolio at IBI Group in Seattle, USA. He is an experienced design leader, biophilic and sustainable design expert, TEDx speaker, and author with 30 years of professional expertise. A registered architect with an undergraduate degree in material science, Olt has led the design of several tall, high-profile mixed-use commercial office and residential buildings of up to 275 meters. His expertise in mass timber design earned him a Seattle AIA Honor Award for an innovative mass timber high-rise building. In 2022, his design of unTower received an Innovation by Design award from Fast Company. In addition, he built a competitive, sustainable design practice for a large, global architecture firm by spearheading a firmwide sustainable design strategic plan. He recently led the design of a long-span…

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Matthias Olt

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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14 April 2016

CTBUH Seattle Hosts Spring Forum

The CTBUH Seattle Chapter Spring Forum was hosted by CallisonRTKL and featured a panel discussion that examined opportunities to "Transform Downtown Seattle for Kids."

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...

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...

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...