Matthias Sauerbruch is an architect and founding partner of Sauerbruch Hutton. From 1985 to 1990 he taught at the Architectural Association; from 1995 to 2001 he was professor at the TU Berlin; and from 2001 to 2007 professor at the Stuttgart Akademie der Bildenden Künste. He was a visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design from 2008 to 2011 and a guest professor at the Universität der Künste Berlin from 2012 to 2014. Sauerbruch has lectured, chaired and participated in juries, and contributed to conferences around the globe. He is a founding member of the German Sustainable Building Council, a commissioner of the Zurich Building Council, a trustee of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, a member of the Berlin Akademie der Künste and an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Sauerbruch Hutton is an international award-winning agency for architecture, urbanism and design founded by Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch in 1989. Sauerbruch Hutton has been recognised for its long-term engagement with sustainability. Its integrated design approach aims for an architecture that combines ecological performance with intuition and sensuality. Among Sauerbruch Hutton's projects are the GSW Headquarters in Berlin, the Brandhorst Museum in Munich and the Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau, all benchmarks for sustainable design. Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch were awarded the Erich Schelling Prize in 1998, the Fritz Schumacher Prize for Architecture in 2003, the International Honour Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2010 and the Gottfried-Semper-Award 2013. For the Immanuel Church in Cologne Sauerbruch Hutton was awarded the German Architecture Award 2015. The practice is currently working on a number of projects in Germany and Europe, including the M9 Museum of the 20th Century in Venice.