German Architects Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch Appointed to Visiting Professorship at U.Va.'s Architecture School

September 25, 2006

Sept. 25, 2006 -- Architects Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch of the design firm Sauerbruch Hutton Architects in Berlin, Germany, and London, England, will be the Harry S. Shure Visiting Professors at the University of Virginia School of Architecture for 2006-2007. They will meet with students, discuss their architecture practice at public lectures and critique graduate student work at the conclusion of the fall semester studios.

Sauerbruch Hutton is known for architectural work that engages a rich interaction of design invention, environmental responsibility and material investigation. With a focus on “low energy building,” the international firm has designed commercial and private spaces, led conservation projects and created urban design plans. Among the firm’s highly regarded building projects are GSW Headquarters in Berlin and the German Federal Environmental Agency Headquarters in Dessau. The firm has been awarded numerous national and international awards since its founding in 1989, including the prestigious Erich Schelling Architecture Prize in 1998. 

The Harry S. Shure Visiting Professorship, established in 1984 and supplemented in 1989 by Michael A. Shure (College 1960) in honor of his father, provides for a distinguished practitioner to lead a graduate-level studio each academic year and to give a public lecture about his or her practice.

Louisa Hutton will give a public lecture on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Rm. 160. Matthias Sauerbruch will give a public lecture on Monday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Room 402.

For more information on the U.Va. School of Architecture or the Harry S. Shure Visiting Professorship, please contact Derry Voysey Wade, director of publications, at (434) 982-2921 or