Matthias Ballestrem is an architect living and working in Berlin. He has worked for several architecture offices in Germany and abroad. From 2002–05 he worked with Barkow Leibinger Architects. Since 2006, Matthias has been an assistant professor at the Technische Universität Berlin. He has lectured, taught, and was part of the guest design jury at various institutions, including the Harvard Graduate School of Design, University of Arts Berlin, and the Lebanese American University. In 2010 he taught as a guest professor at Cornell University. In 2011, he was a scholar at the German Academy Villa Massimo in Rome.
Matthias Ballestrem studied architecture at the TU Berlin and as a Fulbright scholar at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. He has just finished his PhD.