Osmin Avalos is a Guatemalan Architect. He holds a B.Arch from Universidad del Istmo de Guatemala (UNIS) + Master in Advanced Architecture degree with specialization in Computational Design from IAAC, Barcelona. where he received the X-Urban Award for best Graduate thesis.

He currently practices in Guatemala City at Osmin Avalos Architecture as Founder / Project Designer on large, medium and small scale international projects mostly developing projects for America, Europe and Asia.

Prior founding Osmin Avalos Architecture, Osmin worked at award winning offices such as Tom Wiscombe Architecture (USA), Fernando Romero Enterprise (MX) and the Urban Sciences Lab (Barcelona)

His work has been exhibited in London, Barcelona, Sicily, Shanghai & Hong Kong.


2020 | Master in Advanced Architecture | Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia | Graduation with Distinction

2017 | Bachelor of Architecture | Universidad del Istmo de Guatemala

2015 | Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico | Exchange Student


2021 | Assistant Professor, Maestria en Ciudades, M.Arch Program, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona.

2021 | Tutor, Edible Landscapes workshop, M.Arch Program, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona.

2021 | Professor, Design Fundamentals, B.Arch Program, Universidad del Istmo de Guatemala

2021 | Assistant Professor, Material Behavior, B.Arch Program, Universidad del Istmo de Guatemala


2021 | Honorary Mention, “The Challange Puerto Roma”, Bogota, Colombia

2020 | Emerging Talent and Innovation, ON-A, Barcelona, Spain

2020 | X-Urban Design Award, IAAC Barcelona, Spain

2019 | Guatefuturo Scholarship-Loan Beneficiary 25K USD, MAA01- IAAC Barcelona, Spain

2017 | World Changing Ideas Award “Border City” As part of the Design Team of Fr-ee. Fast Company, New York, New York, USA

2017 | International Exchange Alumni Member, Washington, D.C. USA

2016 | Intern of The Season Prize, Fr-ee, Mexico City

2015 | Honorable Mention, “Airport of The Future”, Denver, Colorado, USA

2014 | Distinguished Participation, “IND-Hotel”,  Muncie, Indiana, USA

2014 | Finalist, “City Museum”, Guatemala City.

2012 – 2016 | Continuing Student Scholarship “Unis Scholarship”

2012, 2015 & 2016 | Academic Excellence Award, Guatemala City


Public Toilet Design Competition, Hong Kong, Sept 20, 2021.

InclusiveFUTURES “Architectural Geometry & Harmonic Modelling” Shanghai, China, Aug 07, 2021.

Countless Cities. “Caracas”. Favara, Sicily, Italy, Apr 26, 2021 – Jan 16, 2022.

Future Cities, IaaC. “Towards a Buoyancy Ontology”. Barcelona, Spain, Sept 14 – Oct 16, 2020.

“Border City” London Design Biennale, London, United Kingdom, Sept 7 – Sept 27, 2016. As part of the design team of Fr-ee.

“Airport of The Future” Universidad del Istmo de Guatemala, Fraijanes, Guatemala, May 2015.

“Museo de la Ciudad” Cátedra Jorge Montes, Guatemala City, October 2014.


“Paradigmas 2021 – 2030”, HiperUrbana, Guatemala City. 2020, Dec 9.

“La Arquitectura Internacional de Osmin López”, Universidad del Istmo, Guatemala City. 2020, Sept 10.

“Cómo logré especializarme en Barcelona” Open World Conferences Unis 2020, Guatemala City. 2020, Aug 22.

“Urbanismo Utópico” HiperUrbana, Guatemala City. 2020, Aug 12.


Avalos, O. (2020, Dec, 2) “Paradigmas 2021-2030”. Retrieved from HiperUrbana

Avalos, O. (2020, Aug, 3) “Floating Landscapes”. Retrieved from HiperUrbana

Avalos, O. (2020, Aug, 21) “Manual de Aplicación a Estudios en el Extranjero”. Retrieved from UNIS

Avalos, O. (2016, July, 13). “Mi Primer Entrevista Laboral fue en una Oficina de Nivel Internacional”. Retrieved from Unis

Avalos, O. “De Intercambio en Puerto Rico”, Altum Vol. 10, Apr 2016: 22 – 23. Print.

Avalos, O. “Cátedra Jorge Montes 2016”, Altum Vol. 10, Apr 2016: 25. Print.

Avalos, O. “Indianapolis Hotel, Altum Vol. 8, May 2015: 21. Print.


Universidad Del Istmo. (2020,Aug, 8) “Los Retos de La Nueva Arquitectura”. Retrieved from UNIS

Crockett, L. (2017, Sept, 20) Proposition for a New Border City Between US and Mexico Premiers at London Design Biennale. Retrieved from Archdaily  (As Part of the Design Team of Fr-ee).

García, A. “Profesionales con Visibilidad Global”, Planos y Estilos, Magazine. October 2016: 16 – 17. Print.

Universidad Del Istmo. “Airport of the Future”, Perfil Vol. 1. March 2016: 46 – 49. Print.

Castillo, D. (2016, March, 1) Perfil Académico, Universidad del Istmo. Retrieved from criticarq.gt