B Arch. SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, CA 1996
M Arch. GSAPP, Columbia Univ., NY. 1998
PhD Dissertation. ETSA Seville 2012
Licensed Architect. Spain 2002
GYGAa office principal. 2002-today
Project Manager & Const. Supervisor, Spain. 2003-2012
Project Manager & Superintendent
RJC Builders, Inc. Los Angeles, CA. 2012-today
School of Architecture of Seville (ETSAS) Spain. 2003-2013
Co-Founder and Director Digital Fabrication Laboratory (ETSA) Seville
FabLab Sevilla (MIT FabLab Network) 2009-2013
For the last 20 years, Manuel Gutierrez has been fascinated by design-build and research in“Architecture”. He designed and built his first project in 1996, a single-family residence as part of his undergraduate Final Thesis at SCI-Arc. Since then, he's been actively involved in design and building processes, leading architects and managing construction in Seville, Spain and in Los Angeles CA. He’s accomplished a body of built work that ranges from single family Residence to public Museums and large Commercial Factory and Production Facilities.
Graduated in 1996 from SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture) in LA. California, won an international scholarship for attending RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) in Melbourne, Australia in 1994 and in 1998 did his Master of AAD ( Advanced Architectural Design) "Advanced Design in Architecture" at the GSAPP, Columbia University, New York.
In 2002 he found and became principal of GYGAarchitecture www.gygaa.com, an architectural firm focused on Contemporary Design and Construction with close attention to detailing and building technologies.
In 2003 he became professor of History & Theory of Architecture at the School of Architecture of Seville, Spain. He also open a research group to teach “Digital Tectonics” and bring awareness to students about the upcoming transformations in Architecture and Construction due to the effects of digital design and fabricationCAD/ CAM manufacturing in the Design and Building Industry. Since then, he has been actively involved in researching about the transformations of architecture during the 90s due to the technological breakthroughs. He has published many articles, has given lectures and has organize conferences and workshops around therelation of Digital Design and Fabrication technologies CAD/CAm in architecture.
In 2009, he found FabLab Sevilla, a brand new Digital Fabrication Laboratory, which organizes various workshops to train awareness to students, teachers and professionals of the capabilities that Digital Manufacturing and Prototyping offers to architecture and building production. FabLab Sevilla is part of MIT FabLab Network.
In 2012, he presented his PhD Dissertation "Digital Transition" at the School of Architecture of Seville, getting recognition from juries and professors. Since 2012, Manuel works as Project Manager and Construction Superintendent in RJC Builders, building high-end residential and commercial projects (www.rjcbuilders.com)