Luke Olszewski — Building Innovation

With nearly two decades in the construction industry, Luke is an experienced builder and commercial superintendent. He’s worked in Germany and England studying stucco, brick and concrete techniques, applying innovations and traditional craftsmanship on all sorts of structures from palaces to modern buildings. In the U.S. at JLL and NTVI he’s built office spaces, military bases, and large scale building renovation projects. He’s experienced in managing day-to-day operations on site, coordinating subcontractors and foremen, and working closely with architects, owners, and project managers to meet strict deadlines and costs. He’s passionate about innovation, and changing the patterns of construction, with new systems that evolve as human needs evolve.

Most interesting home you’ve lived in?

“The 4600 square foot home I renovated in Washington D.C. We bought a 1908 row house that was a so run down, there was not much of the original structure that I could save. Over a course of 12 years, I rebuilt the whole house, from pouring the foundation and repointing bricks, to installing solar panels on the roof, offsetting 75% of the electricity in the house using 40% recycled materials.”