Olin Bartlome

  • Innovation manager

Contact Info:

  • olin.bartlome(at)s-win.ch
  • +41 76 5 100 300
  • Mühlebachstrasse 8, 8008 Zürich


Olin Bartlomé (*1978), a trained carpenter, graduated as a wood engineer from the Bern University of Applied Sciences Architecture, Wood and Construction in 2005 and then joined the Pavatex company in Fribourg and Cham as a development engineer. Among other things, he was involved in the development of the ‘Pavadentro’ system for room-side insulation, which received the highest award from the Federal Office for the Environment FOEN as part of the ‘Ideenpool holz 21’ in 2006.

Olin Bartlomé has a wealth of international professional experience. In 2002-2003 he completed an Erasmus year at the Universidad Politécnica in Valencia (Spain) and for AIDIMA he investigated alternatives for the use of tropical timber. In 2004/2005 he was a graduate student at the Biomaterials Engineering Group of Scion in Rotorua (New Zealand), where he developed a natural fibre composite. From 2008, Olin Bartlomé worked as Head of Engineering at Natural Building Technologies Ltd. in Oakley (UK), where his core tasks included the development and optimisation of building systems as well as consultancy services for large construction sites.

From June 2009, Olin Bartlomé joined Lignum, where he focused on setting up the joint project ‘Sound insulation in timber construction’. He was also responsible for the ‘Sustainability’ work area at Lignum and supported the UN in the areas of sustainable construction and wood. From 2011 to 2014, he was an executive member of the European Expert Group ‘Construction’ of CEI-Bois in Brussels. In 2012, Olin Bartlomé was elected to the examination board of the Bern University of Applied Sciences Architecture, Wood and Construction and between 2013 and 2021 he was president of the Swiss Timber Engineers STE.

In 2015 and 2016, Olin Bartlomé headed the technology management and planning department of Swiss Property AG in Zurich and Tallinn (Estonia): under the ideas of lean management and digital construction, he developed a new type of parameterised modular construction method together with ETHZ and his team, which allows the highest design flexibility. From 2017 to 2021, he was responsible for the regional working groups at Lignum and served as managing director of PEFC Switzerland. Since the beginning of 2021, he has been President of the Professional Group of Engineers of the SIA and, since mid-2021, Managing Director of FSC Switzerland.

Since 2017, Olin Bartlomé has been responsible for innovation management at S-WIN.