Practice ― Jose Gutierrez Ltd
Jose Gutierrez Ltd is an award winning boutique architectural design practice based in Auckland, New Zealand. Founded by José Gutiérrez in 2008, the practice works across projects of varying scales within the commercial and residential sectors. Always providing bold and innovative design solutions tailored to suit client needs.
Director ― Jose Gutierrez
José graduated with an honours degree in Architecture from the University of Auckland in 2000. After graduating he spent his time between the UK and NZ working with London award winning architects dMFK, and Auckland based multi-award winning Andrew Lister Architect. In 2008 he returned to Auckland to set up his own architectural design practice, Jose Gutierrez Ltd. Since then, it has gone on to become a successful award winning architectural design practice with a broad range of work across the commercial and residential sectors. The overwhelming passion for architecture and design that practice director José Gutiérrez has is the driving force behind the practice.
The key thread throughout his experience is that he has always aimed to maintain an open and responsive approach to each individual brief. This means that design solutions are project-specific with more emphasis placed on the experience of the end user rather than the reinforcement of an architectural style. This is underlined by an ethos that fundamentally, architecture should be an engaging creative medium, accessible, inspiring and relevant to the people that interact with it.
Biography & Qualifications
Awards & Achievements
- DINZ Best Awards — Gold Pin, Offices and Workplace Environments, The Research Agency
- Urbis magazine — Best Designs of 2010, The Research Agency
- Guest critic at the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies - Spatial Design, AUT University, Auckland
- NZ Interior Awards 2012 — Emerging Design Practice Finalist
- Guest lecturer at the Design and Visual Arts Faculty — Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland
- NZ Interior Awards 2013 — Judge
- NZ House & Garden Interior of the year 2013 - Finalist, Beresford St West
- DINZ Best Awards 2016 — Judge, Spatial
- Best of the Best Designers Speak — Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch
- Guest Critic, final year graduate presentations, University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning
- DINZ Best Awards 2019 - Gold Pin, Offices and Workplace Environments / Up to 200 square metres, R S Scoular
- DINZ Best Awards 2019 - Silver Award, Healthcare and Well-being / Up to 3 million, Milk
- DINZ Best Awards 2019 - Bronze Award, Residential / Residential Architecture, Garden Rd
- DINZ Best Awards 2019 - Finalist, Colour Spatial Award, Garden Rd
- DINZ Best Awards 2019 - Finalist, Residential / Residential Interior Architecture, Fir St
- HOME Magazine Home of the Year Awards 2023 - Finalist, Small Home of the Year 2023, Muriwai House
- HOME Magazine Home of the Year Awards 2023 - Finalist, City Home of the Year 2023, Lucerne House