Charmaine Gutierrez

Emerging Professional

Charmaine joined IDEA in 2022 to contribute her passion for design, and her prior knowledge of programming skills, to the office. In the past, Charmaine had worked on municipal, education, and library project types, both large and small.  

Outside of the office, Charmaine serves as the Student Outreach Chair for Arquitectos. Through this role, she has an opportunity to educate and mentor aspiring architecture students nationwide. Charmaine has been invited as a speaker and panelist and often participates in high school and university career fairs. In her free time, Charmaine enjoys weight training, yoga, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She is also passionate about traveling, which allows her to meet and interact with new people.  

Selected Experience

  • E. Ross Adair Federal Building, General Services Administration 
  • City of Geneva Facilities, Geneva, IL (with Studio GC) 
  • GEO Thermal Project, Maywood SD89, Chicago, IL (with Studio GC) 
  • West Aurora SD129, Aurora, IL (with Studio GC)
  • New Police Department Development, Woodridge, IL (with Studio GC) 


Master of Architecture
University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign 

Languages: Fluent in Spanish 


AXP in Progress