Matthias Sauerbruch is a director of Sauerbruch Hutton, which he founded in 1989 together with Louisa Hutton in London. Based in Berlin since 1993, the practice currently employs about 100 staff and is engaged in a number of projects throughout Europe. Their work has become well known for its serious engagement with issues of sustainability, as well as the creation of sensual spaces and signature facades. Sauerbruch Hutton are best known for the GSW Headquarters building in Berlin (1999) and the Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau (2005).
Sauerbruch Hutton's projects have been awarded a number of prizes, and were subject of numerous exhibitions and publications worldwide. Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch received the Erich Schelling Prize for Architecture in 1998, and the Fritz Schumacher Prize for Architecture in 2003. Matthias has been teaching Architecture as a unit master at the Architectural Association London. From 1995 to 2007 he has been holding chairs at the Technical University of Berlin and at the State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart. Matthias has served on international juries, and lectures at many institutions and universities worldwide.