José Luis Gutiérrez is Director of the Department of Architecture, Urbanism and Civil Engineering at the Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO) in Mexico City, Mexico.
He is Head of the Holcim Chair for Sustainability & Accessibility at IBERO with teaching and research in the areas of sustainable building and accessibility for people with disabilities. His professional experience in design and construction spans thirty years, with over fifty built projects.
José Luis Gutiérrez was responsible for all courses on building and construction in the IBERO undergraduate program for twenty years. He is a member of the Diagnosis Committee for IBERO Campus Verde (IBERO’s Green Campus program), and Vice President for Education for SUMe (Sustainability for México), an NGO recognized by the World Green Building Council.
He holds a Bachelor of Architecture (1978) and Masters of Communication (2008) from IBERO, and has lectured extensively across Mexico, Spain, Ecuador, Paraguay and Colombia on sustainability and accessibility, linking both areas of expertise. He has acted as a consultant to the government of Mexico City and several federal agencies in Mexico, on matters of public policy in social security, sustainable construction, and accessibility for people with disabilities.
He was coordinator of the Accessibility Recommendation Manual for the Office of the Presidency (2001), author of Accessibility: People with Disabilities and Architectural Design (2011), editor/author of IBERO and People with Disabilities (2013) and editor/author of IBERO and Sustainability (2013).
José Luis Gutiérrez was a member of the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for Latin America in 2005, and was a guest lecturer at the LafargeHolcim Next Generation Awards Lab in Mexico City in 2018.