Olaf Vollertsen, AIA
Olaf Vollertsen is founder and principle of Vollertsen Architecture. He has been practicing architecture in New England since 1989 and has been a registered architect in Massachusetts since 1998. Olaf holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Boston Architectural Center.
Olaf provides leadership and design direction in all phases of the design and construction process, including programming, space planning, conceptual design, finishes and furniture selection, construction documentation, construction administration and project management. Olaf is the primary contact for all projects.
Olaf has broad experience on many different types of projects for commercial, institutional, retail and residential clients. Prior to starting Vollertsen Architecture, Olaf worked for several prominent architecture firms on high end residential, retail, institutional and interior design projects for clients such as Boston College, Fidelity Investments, Gant Company, Levi Strauss & Co. Dockers, The Rockport Company, The FDIC, and Tufts University. Projects have ranged in scope from $30,000 to $35,000,000 and from 300 square feet to 300,000 square feet. Olaf was on the award winning project teams for: the Gant Flagship Store, New York, NY; Dockers, Troy, MI; The Joseph A. McAvinnue Elementary School, Lowell, MA; and The Charlotte Murkland Elementary School, Lowell, MA
Olaf is active with the Boston Society of Architects (the Massachusetts chapter of the American Institute of Architects) and is a contributor to the residential design committee. He has also worked in the academic field as a thesis advisor at the Boston Architectural Center and as a review juror for interior design and architecture studios at Endicott College and the Boston Architectural Center.
Olaf's work has been published in the book Managing AutoCAD in the Design Firm, by Karen A. Vagts, in the Boston Globe Magazine, and exhibited at Build Boston and at the Boston Society of Architects.