Oliver Lütjens

John C. Portman Visiting Design Critic in Architecture

Oliver Lütjens, born 1972, studied Architecture at the ETH Zurich and at the EPF Lausanne. After his Diploma he worked for Diener & Diener, Meili Peter, and OMA/Rem Koolhaas.

Together with Thomas Padmanabhan, he established Lütjens Padmanabhan Architects in 2007. The practice’s recent work focuses on projects for housing in the residential districts surrounding Zurich and Basel. Further afield, a project for a new residence for the Swiss ambassador in Algiers will be completed in 2021. They won the 2019 Architecture Prize of the Canton Zurich.

Oliver has taught as an assistant at the guest chair of Adam Caruso and Peter St John at ETH Zurich, later as head assistant at the chair of Adam Caruso, and as a guest professor at TU Munich and EPF Lausanne.