Louisa Hutton is a director of Sauerbruch Hutton, which she founded in 1989 together with Matthias Sauerbruch in London. A second office was opened in Berlin in 1993. The practice currently employs over 100 staff and is engaged in a number of projects all over Europe. Its work has become internationally recognized for its serious engagement with issues of sustainability in architecture and urbanism, at the same time as for the creation of sensual spaces and signature facades. Sauerbruch Hutton is best known for its GSW Headquarters building in Berlin, which opened in 1999, as well as a recently completed Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau. A forthcoming major project is the Museum for the Brandhorst Collection in Munich, which will open to the public in 2008.
Sauerbruch Hutton’s projects have been awarded a number of national and international prizes—among them six RIBA and two AIA awards—and the architecture of the office has been the subject of numerous exhibitions and publications worldwide. Ms. Hutton and Mr. Sauerbruch received the Erich Schelling Prize for Architecture in 1998 and the Fritz Schumacher Prize for Architecture in 2003.
Ms. Hutton taught at the Architectural Association in the late 1980s. In 2003 she was appointed to be a commissioner for CABE, UK’s Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment. She is a guest lecturer at many universities nationally and internationally.
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