Armor Gutierrez

Armor Gutierrez

Senior Lecturer

Architecture, Sustainability Research Institute, SRI

, School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

Armor Gutierrez is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering.


  • Master of Architecture
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Armor is an architect, researcher and maker, interested in how innovation through sustainability can have a positive impact in our built environment. Prior to joining the University of East London as a Senior Lecturer, he gained extensive professional experience working for some of the world's most distinguished architecture firms such as Bjarke Ingels Group in Copenhagen, MVRDV in Rotterdam, or KPF in London, where he attained the level of Associate Principal.

Since 2017, he has run the design studio Unit 8 at MArch, Master in Architecture at the University of East London.  Armor's students have engaged with a number of community-led organisations and assisted them with implementing sustainable solutions to their design schemes, including innovative solutions for floating communities in the Royal Docks in collaboration with Babylon Blue, or pioneering material prototypes using byproducts from sugar cane in collaboration with Tate & Lyle. The unit students have been shortlisted in several occasion for prestigious RIBA awards, including the RIBA Silver Medal Nomination 2019 and 2021, the RIBA Dissertation Medal 2020, the RIBA East Prize Skin thinking-Detail award 2020 and 2021 and the RIBA London Sustainability Award in 2021.


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