Louisa Hutton lecture

Louisa Hutton lectures on the recent work of her Berlin-based firm, Sauerbruch Hutton.

April 30, 2010
7:00 p.m.

Sauerbruch Hutton | Jessop West, Sheffield, United Kingdom. Credit: Jan Bitter

Current Work is a lecture series featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art.

Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch founded Sauerbruch Hutton in the late eighties in London; in 1993 an office was opened in Berlin, where the firm is currently based.

Louisa Hutton will discuss the firm’s sustainable approach to design in current and recent projects. Noted built work includes the Brandhorst Museum in Munich and the Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau.

Sauerbruch Hutton describes its design approach as “the enjoyment of the sensuality of space and material, as well as the mastery of up-to-date technology … combined with the intelligent use of existing resources of every kind” and explores the “extent to which sustainable design can be fully embedded in urban and architectural concepts and be translated into sensual and stimulating spaces.”

Other projects include the GSW Headquarters Berlin; Jessop West, Sheffield; offices for the KfW Banking Group, Frankfurt; Fire and Police Station, Berlin; Saint-Georges Centre, Geneva; and Experimental Factory, Magdeburg.

Louisa Hutton worked at A & P Smithson Architects, London, before founding Sauerbruch Hutton. Since 2008, she has been a visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She received her BA from Bristol University, an AA Diploma from the Architectural Association, and a RIBA Part III.

The firm has received the Fritz Schumacher Prize for Architecture and the Erich Schelling Prize for Architecture. Sauerbruch Hutton is the recipient of numerous RIBA and AIA honors and numerous projects have been long- and short-listed for Mies van der Rohe Awards. The firm’s work has appeared in numerous periodicals and was featured in the monograph sauerbruch hutton archive.


This lecture is co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.

This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.