Rossana Gutiérrez, AIA was born in Mexico City and educated at the Universidad La Salle where she earned her Architectural Degree. She holds an architectural license in Mexico and the State of New York.
Ms. Gutiérrez practiced architecture in the firm of architect Augusto H. Alvarez in Mexico City for 5 years, working on corporative office building projects. She then moved to New York City to pursue her professional career at the firm of I.M. Pei & Partners where she remained for 15 years until 1999. She collaborated with W. Stephen Wood Architect working on several office building complexes and high-end residential projects in the US before leaving to work at Pei Partnership Architects, renamed PEI Architects. Over 3 decades in New York, Ms. Gutiérrez has been involved in numerous important international projects. The complexity and diversity of the various building types have given her an in-depth understanding of the process necessary for creating and producing high quality architectural designs.
Ms. Gutiérrez’s work prior to joining PEI Architects included the Creative Artists Agency Headquarters in Beverly Hills, CA; La Caixa Headquarters Project in Barcelona, Spain; and the Bilbao Emblematic Building Project in Bilbao, Spain; all projects designed by I.M. Pei. Her work also included the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C; the World Trade Center in Barcelona, Spain; the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.; and the Richard J. Daronco Westchester County Courthouse in Westchester, N.Y.
As Project Director at PEI Architects, Ms. Gutiérrez has been responsible for such notable projects as the award-winning Guanajuato State Library in León, Guanajuato, Mexico; and 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.
In 2015 Ms. Gutiérrez completed the Six Dynasties Museum and The Grand Mansion Hotel complex in Nanjing, China. In 2018 her team was selected one of three finalists for the Xiong ‘An New District Competition, a 38 square kilometer development known as the Boot Area.
In 2020 Ms. Gutiérrez completed the Château Lynch-Bages a world-renowned winery in Pauillac, France.
As Principal she has had direct responsibility for such large international projects such as:
- · Château Lynch-Bages Winery, Pauillac, France
- · Xiong ‘An New District Competition, Xiong’An, China
- · China Institute, Phase III, New York, NY, US
- · The Six Dynasties Museum, Nanjing, China
- · The Grand Mansion Hotel, Nanjing, China
- · Museum of Islamic Art Park, Doha, Qatar
- · Alturki Plaza Complex, Dharan, Saudi Arabia
- · Golden Beach Resort, Qingdao, China
- · Guanajuato State Library, León, Guanajuato, México
- · Centro Cultural Guanajuato Master Plan, León, Guanajuato, México