Sara Maria Gutierrez Armesto

Sara Maria Gutierrez Armesto

New York, NY, US



I received my architectural degree in 2001 from the University of Seville in Spain and my Masters Degree form Columbia university in 2010.

After my graduation from the University of Seville I was part of Cruz&Ortiz architecture team for five years, working intensively and with great motivation. I managed complex projects and tasks taking significant responsibilities including the restoration of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Holland. In addition, outside Cruz&Ortiz I worked on several competitions, placing first in three projects and getting the commission for one of them, a museum of the Prehistory of Cadiz, in Spain. The building was finished in 2009. 

In search of for new Challenges, I moved from Cruz&Ortiz to join the Consejeria de Obras Publicas y Transportes, a public company for the Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain, where I took responsibility for a variety of tasks in the public buildings development.

 I have been interning at Link-Arc studio over the past month, but I am seeking a larger and more established architecture firm.

Currently, I have resumed my academic studies and I am currently working toward my PhD degree in new architectural practices and computer design.


Linc-arc studio, New York, NY, US, Architect

Since July 2012, I am collaborating with link-arc studio, making decisions on design, space planning and structural ideas.

As a licensed architect, I have signed one of the competitions submitted by the office.

Jul 2012 - current

Self Employed, Seville, Spain., Architect.

I worked as an architect doing several competitions in collaboration with colleagues. I placed first in three competitions. I got the comission of one of them, Prehistory of CÁdiz Museum. The building was finished in 2009.

At the same time, after my graduation from Columbia University, I have led a workshop focused on parametric design (Grashopper).

Jun 2006 - Feb 2012

Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain., Seville, Spain., Consultant architect

I took responsibility for a variety of tasks in the public buildings development.

I moved to do the Master Program in Columbia University.

Feb 2007 - Apr 2009

Cruz y Ortiz arquitectos, Seville, Spain, Architect

I worked for five years in the project of the Restoration and Renovation of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Holland. Duties: Design, technical drawings, and installations(checking installations developed by ARUP and structure devoloped by Arcadis).

I moved to work as a consultant for the Regional Goverment of Andalusia. Spain

Aug 2002 - Feb 2007


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design.

May 2009 - May 2010


Torres Clave. Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Cadiz, Spain., 1st Place

The Center of Interpretation in Benalup-Casas Viejas, got the first prize as the Best Project built in Cadiz, between 2008 and 2012.


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