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Maria-Paz Gutierrez

Assistant Professor

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Maria-Paz Gutierrez is Assistant Professor of Architecture at UC-Berkeley and co-founder of Gensler + Gutierrez interdisciplinary practice. Her design researches material bio-responsiveness addressing sensorial, cultural and biological phenomena. Gutierrez holds an M Arch from U Penn, post-graduate studies -U.S.P. Brazil and Arch Dipl- U.F.T. Chile. She previously taught at RPI, U Penn, and U.F.T. Chile. Gutierrez has been a material research consultant since 2003 for firms such as ECCB. She is presently developing research on hydro-responsive membranes and a book on biomimetic material systems design (Material Bio-Intelligibility). Her most recent publications include Material Bio-intelligence (ACADIA 2008), Architecture Responsiveness (Riverside Press 2006) and Bio-Responsive Material Visualization (ACSA-MaterialMatters 2008). Recent built commissions are: R. W. School Playspace and BFHS Plaza in Philadelphia, and Grant House, Brazil. Her exhibits include: SugarWall Project Row Houses, (Houston TX); Fence.ing at Subtle Technologies Symposium (Toronto, Canada); Birdhousing with Materialab, (Postmasters Gallery, NYC) and Light-Suspense Wall (Exit Art, NYC). Recipient of 2006 Best Interior Design Award - Interior Design Magazine (ECCB), AIA Academic Medal and semi-finalist of 2006 PHL Intl Airport walls competition: 115s Origins Intermission.