Matthias Hollwich, SBA, is a registered European Architect, and cofounder and principal of Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) and cofounder of Architizer. Before starting his own enterprises he worked at OMA in Rotterdam, Eisenman Architects and Diller+Scofidio in New York City. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has been the creator of an international conference on aging and architecture: New Aging, held in the fall of 2010 at UPENN. In 2004, Matthias finished editing his first book with Rainer Weisbach at the Bauhaus: UmBauhaus – Updating Modernism. His work has been featured in Wallpaper*, New York Times, Bauwelt, Dwell, and Architectural Digest. He has been a speaker at TEDx East, TEDx Atlanta and the PICNIC conference in Amsterdam. Matthias is driven by the aim to upgrade manmade environments on a human and engaging scale.