Energy and Resources Group Spring 2014 Colloquium Series (ER295)
Resourcing Resources in Buildings: Integrative Multiscale Design
Maria Paz Gutierrez
Department of Architecture
Maria-Paz Gutierrez is an architect and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on integrated multifunctional building systems based on multiscale design. In 2008 she founded BIOMS, an interdisciplinary UC Berkeley research group that intersects architecture and microengineering to advance multifunctional optimization of building systems. Gutierrez interdisciplinary research is supported by organizations such as NSF, EPA and DOE. Her research has been published in prominent architectural and scientific journals including Science and in venues such as the Field Museum. Gutierrez is recipient of numerous design and interdisciplinary awards such as the 2001 AIA Academic Medal, 2006 Best Interior Design (hospital), 2010 Blue Award first prize, and more recently 2011 Evolo International Competition Finalist. Her teaching innovation has been recognized by academia and industry through the 2011 Sarlo Distinguished Mentorship Award, 2011 Bentley Innovation Award and more recently the 2013 Odebrecht Sustainability Innovation Second Prize award (co-advisor).Gutierrez is recipient of the prestigious 2010 NSF-Emerging Frontiers of Innovation Research award, is a 2011 Fulbright Nexus Scholar, and was recently appointed Senior Fellow of the Energy Climate Partnership of the Americas by US Dept. of State.