Estúdio Gustavo Utrabo intends to expand the architecture field, connect people and imagine the future through sustainable and inclusive approaches.

Economic and political context, social and environmental agendas, an interest in history and materials: the issues that move us relate to how architecture acts in contemporary society, both physically and subjectively, through these agendas.

From these principles, and with the interest in developing a critical view of the world and the specificities of each context, Estúdio Gustavo Utrabo carries out projects and research in a collaborative way, materialized through spaces, objects and concepts, with commitment and quality.

These ideas come together in an extensive portfolio that has earned important awards and has been featured in publications like Casabella, Domus, Detail, Mark, C3, Ecologik, D’A, Plot, Suma, Arquine, Projeto, AU and exhibited in the Brazilian Pavilion of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.

Main Prizes

Finalist at the Wheelwright Prize Harvard (2019)

The Architectural Review Ermerging Architecture Awards 2019 - shortlisted

Finalist of Tomie Ohtake AkzoNobel Contemporary Architecture Prize - Xingu Canopies (2019)

The Best Architecture of the 21st Century listed by The Guardian (2019)

*RIBA International Prize (2018)

*RIBA International Emerging Architect (2018)

*Archdaily Building of the year (2018)

*Archdaily Brasil Obra do ano (2018)

*Tomie Ohtake AkzoNobel (2017).

*Finalist at Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize Emerge - IIT College of Architecture Chicago (2018).

*Third place at Oscar Niemeyer Prize for Latin American architecture (2018).

*Finalist in Harvard Wheelwright Prize (2018).

*American Architecture Prize  - Social Housing (2018).

*APCA 2017 Award (Paulista Association of Art Critics) - Category: Architecture in Brazil with the Children Village (2017).

*Tomie Ohtake AkzoNobel Contemporary  Architecture Prize with Children Village project (2017).   

* Finalist of Tomie Ohtake AkzoNobel Contemporary  Architecture Prize with Central Roof - Public market of Florianópolis (2017).

Honorable mention - competition Health Unit – Brasília (2015).

First place in National Competition:  Central Roof for Public Market of Florianópolis (2013).


Gustavo Utrabo earned his degree in Architecture and Urbanism from Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) in 2010. He contributed to lectures and other actions in institutions like Harvard GSD, IIT Chicago, University of Hong Kong, Future Architecture Platform at MAO museum in Ljubljana, RIBA London and FAU-USP in São Paulo, among others. Gustavo was a visiting professor in the MA program at the University of Hong Kong and an assistant professor at Escola da Cidade in São Paulo. For six years he was a founding partner at Aleph Zero, spearheading the main projects carried out by the firm.

Fernanda Britto
Felipe Krigler


Beatriz Rocha
Ana Mulky
Caio Cintra
Bárbara Bucker
Carlo Galli
Júlia Lazcano
Victoria Menezes