Alumni Spotlight: Ruben Gutierrez ’08


Ruben Gutierrez is an architecturally trained creative designer. He graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture in 2006, and stayed to complete his Master’s Degree in Architecture which he received in 2008.

Gutierrez worked and collaborated with a variety of interior design and architecture firms in Miami including J. Mikael Kaul, Alison Spear AIA, and Linea 5 Inc. Ruben has over nine years of experience in designing and project-managing a variety of projects, including complex institutional projects for universities and hospitals, laboratories, high-end residential projects, upmarket retail projects and furniture design. His career has focused on residential interior design, with a special interest in designing and managing socially conscious artistic projects.

He formed Errez Design Inc. in 2009 with his wife, Katie. Errez Design is an interior and architectural design office combining artistic vision with practical logistics. Every project is inspired by the tastes and preferences of the individual client, resulting in spaces that are both beautiful and uniquely representative. In addition to their interior design and architectural projects they have developed a product line, which includes a locally manufactured tile line. They are currently redesigning the lobby and common areas for a condominium in Miami Beach and a product display space for a hotel on Ocean Drive, among other high end residential projects.

This young, eclectic firm has worked on a number of projects to critical acclaim and wide-spread recognition. Their design of a 1910 cottage in Coconut Grove was recently featured in the book “The Tropical Cottage” by Beth Dunlop, and other projects include an artistic high-rise flat that they completed for a couple in Miami and a condo in midtown. They have also appeared on NBC 6 to talk about design choices for the home.

To read more about Gutierrez and Errez Design, visit his website at or check out his Facebook page.


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