Octavio Gutiérrez

Octavio Gutiérrez


Associate Principal

“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.”

Since joining Mahlum in 2017, Octavio has been committed to bringing equitable and inclusive design processes and practices to projects across our K-12, higher education, and healthcare markets. Octavio’s 20 years of experience covers all phases of design, from planning through construction, with a focus on residential environments. He is actively involved in mentoring along the entire professional pipeline, eager to share his experience and belief that we are all key players in shaping the world around us.

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.