Apr 7th 2022

A Conversation with Gustavo Utrabo

On Wednesday, April 13, the College of Architecture will host a lecture by Brazilian architect Gustavo Utrabo, who was named IIT College of Architecture’s Victor A. Morgenstern Family Visiting Chair in Architecture for the 2021–2022 academic year. He has finished several projects in rural Brazil with a focus on sustainability.

Utrabo won the 2018 Royal Institute of British Architecture International Prize for the world’s best new building, as well as the 2018 Instituto Tomie Ohtake AkzoNobel Architecture Award for Children Village, a residential school complex for approximately 540 children on the edge of the northern Brazilian rainforest. His rural Xingu Canopies project was a finalist for the 2019 Tomie Ohtake AkzoNobel Architecture Award, and his work was listed in The Guardian’s 2019 Best Architecture of the twenty-first century. He was also a finalist for the IIT College of Architecture’s 2018 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Architecture. 

Utrabo’s lecture will be hosted live in S. R. Crown Hall’s Center Core at 5 p.m.