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About Maria Augusta Louro : Maria Augusta “Guta” Louro is the founder and CEO of Guta Louro Designs, a studio with offices in New York and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her firm specializes in residential interior design, taking an almost scientific approach to the impact of color and spatial planning on the lifestyles of its clients. Guta is an architect and designer, with her career’s work spanning the earliest stages of construction drawings through to the final furniture design and selection. Her contemporary maximalist style has earned her a number of accolades, with her projects cited in dozens of major national and international publications, including The Décor Yearbook of Sao Paulo, Vogue Living, The New York Magazine, Living Etc. and more. Guta holds a degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Fundacaoa Armando Alvares Penteado (Sao Paulo, Brazil), a certificate in Interior Design from the Escola Panamericana de Arte (Sao Paulo, Brazil), an Executive MBA from Fundacao Getulio Vargas (Sao Paulo, Brazil), and a Master of Fine Arts from the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID).
ORGANIZATION:
Guta Louro Designs

EDUCATION:
NYSID-NEW YORK SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN – New York, USA
2017 – 2019
MFA II in Interior Design

FGV-FUNDACAO GETULIO VARGAS – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2015 – 2016
Executive MBA in Management for Architecture and Interior Design Studios

FAAP-FUNDACAO ARMANDO ALVARES PENTEADO – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2008 – 2013
Undergraduate degree in Architecture and Urbanism

EPA-ESCOLA PANAMERICANA DE ARTE E DESIGN – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2009 – 2011
Technical certificate in Interior Design

GRADED SCHOOL – Sao Paulo, Brazil
1994 – 2008
Pre, middle and high school

EXPERIENCE:
GUTA LOURO DESIGNS, Founder – Sao Paulo, Brazil
December 2014-Present

GUTA LOURO DESIGNS NY, Founder – New York, NY
July 2019-Present
•www.gutalouro.com
•Deliver interior design projects, including detailed drawings, furniture design and selection, spatial layouts, and more across Brazil and the United States for homes, apartments, and office spaces
•Design architectural layouts for interior spaces for both new builds and old spaces requiring renovation
•Manage all interactions between the client, vendors, contractors, and architect/designers to ensure project quality and completion
•Oversee the budgeting, invoicing and bookkeeping of the company

BRETT HELSHAM DESIGNS – New York, USA
September 2018 - May 2019
•Interior Design Intern/Consultant
MALUHY CHAULON ARQUITETURA – Sao Paulo, Brazil
August 2012 - December 2014
Architect (October 2013-December 2014)
Intern (August 2012-October 2013)
•Executed commercial, corporate, and residential architecture projects from start to finish, including preliminary spatial drawings and studies, pre-executive construction drawings, and final execution
•Composed initial descriptive specifications for projects, coordinating interactions between client and suppliers, including all proposal revisions
•Created residential and commercial layout solutions and detailed furniture drawings; researched materials and furniture for projects

PRESS APPEARANCES:
VOGUE LIVING– Brazil
February 2020

LIVING ETC MAGAZINE – UK
January 2020

FOLHA DE SAO PAULO NEWSPAPER – Sao Paulo, Brazil
December 2019

FOLHA DE SAO PAULO NEWSPAPER – Sao Paulo, Brazil
November 2019

NEW YORK MAGAZINE, THESTRATEGIST – USA
October 2019

CRUZEIRO DO SUL NEWSPAPER – Brazil
September 2019

NEW YORK MAGAZINE, THE STRATEGIST – USA
August 2019

DECOR YEAR BOOK SAO PAULO –Brazil
January 2019

VOGUE LIVING PRINTED MAGAZINE, WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA – Brazil
August 2018

VOGUE LIVING WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA – Brazil
July 2017

VOGUE LIVING WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA – Brazil
March2017

VOGUE LIVING PRINTED MAGAZINE, WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA – Brazil
January 2017
MEIA HORA NEWSPAPER – Brazil
February 2020

FOLHA VITORIA – Brazil
January 2020

USE MAGAZINE –
December 2019

VITAL PROTEINS – USA
November 2019

ISTOE.COM – Brazil
October 2019

FUNDACAO ESTUDAR – Brazil
July 2019

UNIVERSA UOL – Brazil
July 2019

UNIVERSA UOL – Brazil
May 2019

UNIVERSA UOL – Brazil
March 2019

CASA ABRIL.COM – Brazil
February 2019

M DE MULHER – Brazil
February 2019

ARQ BRASIL – Brazil
October 2019

DELAS BLOG – Brazil
October 2019

DIARIO DO ARQUITETO – Brazil
November 2019

BOOKS:
Decor Yerbook Sao Paulo 2019 (work featured)
Minhas Verdades Incompletas (work featured)

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English (Native)
Portuguese (Native)
Spanish (Advanced)
French (Intermediate)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Professional knowledge of AutoCAD 2D
Basic abilities on Photoshop, Illustrator and SketchUp

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
THE NEW SCHOOL – New York, USA
October - December 2019
•Continuing education course on management, budgeting, invoicing and communication with clients

UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID – Madrid, Spain January - June 2012
•Exchange student, fifth-year architecture courses

VECTORPRO – Sao Paulo, Brazil
December 2011

ESCOLA SAO PAULO, Sustainable Architecture Course – Sao Paulo, Brazil March - June 2010

FUA-Florence University of Arts – Florence, Italy
June - August 2010
•Introduction to building restoration and the insertion of sustainable elements in a restoration project

INCAD-Autodesk – Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 2009

UNIVERSITÉ PAUL VALÉRIE – Montpellier, France
June - August 2009
•Conclusion of the French level CECRL (Cadre Européen Commun de Rèfèrence pour les Langues) B1

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
Mentor to interior design graduate student at New York School of Interior Design, Class of 2021
Member of Business Networking International (BNI) Chapter 24, since September 2019
Member of The Wing, the women’s network of work and community, since July 2019

CLIENTELE:
high-end residential clients, women and men mostrly between ages 26-46.

WEB SITE:
www.gutalouro.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.gutalouro.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2020-03-16 15:55:09

COUNTRY:
Brazil

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

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