CERTAIN MEASURES is a hypothesis driven office for design, strategy and technology. Founded by Tobias Nolte and Andrew Witt it is based in Berlin and Boston.
Certain Measures brings deeper insight to the design of experiences, systems, and spaces using mathematics, new technologies, refined intuition, and restless curiosity. Drawing on deep training and expertise in architecture, mathematics, robotics, and computer science, Certain Measures embraces flexible collaboration with other designers, and experts.
Certain Measures works for clients ranging from major industrial partners, to strategic and governmental entities, to cultural institutions and private clients.
Recent works of Certain Measures have been exhibited at Centre Pompidou in Paris, Barbican in London, Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Futurium in Berlin and at the Angewandte Innovation Lab in Vienna.
Certain Measures was named finalists for the Zumtobel Group Award in both the Young Professionals and Applied Innovation categories. In 2018 the installation “Mine the Scrap” was acquired for the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou.
Tobias Nolte is co-founder with Andrew Witt of Certain Measures, a design and technology incubator. Prior to founding his own practice, he was a Director at Gehry Technologies in New York where he led a team of architects and engineers in the implementation of parametric and computational methods in design and construction. He was previously a director at the Europe office of Gehry Technologies in Paris where he has worked with a variety of leading international design firms including Gehry Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Snohetta, UNStudio, Coop Himmelb(l)au and several others.
Prior to Gehry Technologies he was a research fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Design and worked for Preston Scott Cohen, Inc. He has taught courses on digital design at Ecole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris and Universität für angewandte Kunst in Vienna and lectured widely in Europe including The Bartlett School of Architecture in London. He has been a design critic at Harvard GSD, MIT, Städelschule and others. He studied at TU Berlin and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SciArc) in Los Angeles. He holds an Engineering Diploma in Architecture from the University of Technologies in Berlin.