Octavio Gutierrez

Octavio Gutierrez



“After a fourth grade architecture field trip, I became mesmerized with the role of the built environment in our lives. I am thankful this led to a career where the challenges and complex problem-solving of the design process are just as rewarding as walking the finished product.”

With more than 19 years in the profession, Octavio’s experience covers all phases of architecture, from programming and pre-design through construction administration. Focused on higher education projects across many university campuses and versed in a variety of project delivery methods, he has consistently maintained an interest in embedding sustainable and urban/campus strategies into design concepts. His experience as a construction project engineer and cost estimator has enabled him to share lessons learned, anticipate challenges during design, and successfully facilitate communication between the design team, owners, and contractors.

Octavio has a Bachelor of Science in Art and Design from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Architecture from University of California, Berkeley. He is a licensed architect in Oregon and California.  Octavio serves as Vice-Chair for the AIA Oregon Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.