Rossana Gutiérrez was born in Mexico City and educated at the Universidad La Salle where she earned her Architecture Degree at the Escuela Mexicana de Arquitectura in 1981. From 1979-1984 she practiced architecture in the firm of Augusto H. Alvarez y Asociados in Mexico City. She then moved to New York City to pursue her professional career at the firm of I.M. Pei & Partners (since renamed Pei Cobb Freed & Partners) where she remained until 1999. From 1999-2003 she collaborated with W. Stephen Wood Architects before leaving to work at Pei Partnership Architects.
In the course of over 34 years in New York, Ms. Gutiérrez has been involved in numerous international projects. The complexity and diversity of the various building types have given her an in-depth understanding of creating and producing high quality architectural design.
Ms. Gutiérrez work includes the Creative Artists Agency Headquarters in Beverly Hills, CA (1989); The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. (1993); the World Trade Center in Barcelona (1999); the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. (1998); the Richard J. Daronco Westchester County Courthouse in Westchester, N.Y. (2005); La Caixa Headquarters Project in Barcelona Spain (1998); and the Bilbao Emblematic Building Project in Bilbao, Spain (1992).
As Project Director at Pei Partnership Architects, Ms. Gutiérrez has been responsible for many projects including the award-winning Guanajuato State Library in León, Guanajuato, Mexico (2006), and the Alturki Plaza Complex in Dharan, Saudi Arabia (2012). Also in 2012 she completed the Museum of Islamic Art Park: a large public sculpture park with related buildings located on the grounds of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar designed by I.M. Pei.
Among her recent projects are The Six Dynasties Museum (2014) and The Grand Mansion Hotel (2015), both being part of The Nanjing Hanfujie Plaza Complex in Nanjing, China. Ms. Gutiérrez is presently the Project Director of the Château Lynch-Bages Winery in Pauillac, France, a new facility planned to open at the end of summer 2020.