Architectural practice Warren and Mahoney has appointed Sven Ollmann as a principal in its Sydney studio, strengthening its diverse expertise following the firm’s recent achievement of $1 billion of projects in development in Australia.

Ollmann arrives with more than 25 years’ experience working at the forefront of sustainable commercial design across Europe and Australia.

Warren and Mahoney Managing Principal Gavin Kain says, “We are thrilled to welcome Sven to our team in Australia – he has a strong passion for sustainability, and a depth of knowledge and understanding across commercial, infrastructure, civic and residential sectors that few in the industry can compete with.’

“Sven’s ethos of workable, appropriate sustainability solutions that benefit and strengthen communities, is very much aligned with Warren and Mahoney’s approach. We’re confident this expertise will play an integral role in building our portfolio of clients and projects in Australia.”

Ollmann began his career in Europe before moving to Sydney in 2002 to lead the Foster + Partners team on the award-winning design for the landmark Deutsche Bank tower, one of the first genuine international commercial buildings in Sydney. With several other high-profile commercial developments on his portfolio, including Frankfurt’s acclaimed Commerzbank building, Ollmann emphasised his desire to continue his new employer’s consultative style to developing buildings that put people at the heart of the design.

“I’m looking forward to being part of a brilliant team who are committed to innovation and design excellence,” says Ollmann.