Brenda Gutierrez, AIA

“Great design is finding the harmony between function and aesthetics.”

Brenda brings over a decade of diverse experience in architecture, spanning project types such as hospitality, mixed-use, multifamily, restaurant, and interior design. Her seasoned professionalism is marked by a discerning eye for crafting balanced and aesthetically pleasing spaces. Within AO, Brenda assumes a pivotal role, actively involved in producing, coordinating, and collaborating with clients, contractors, and consultants. She guides projects seamlessly from design programming through completion, handling scopes that encompass renovations and ground-up builds. Brenda’s passion for architecture extends globally, reflecting in her work both within California and internationally in the UAE and China. Her commitment goes beyond creating functional structures; it is a dedication to using architecture as a tool to enhance the world’s beauty. 

Among Brenda’s notable projects are the Europa Village Wineries and Resort in Temecula, the East Quarter Hotel in Dallas, the Renaissance Hotel in Newport Beach, and Confluence Park at FivePoint Valencia. 



Licensed Architect in California


Bachelor of Architecture, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo


American Institute of Architects (AIA)