Osmin Avalos is an architect based between Guatemala and Barcelona. He currently teaches at the Universidad del Istmo de Guatemala & IAAC in Barcelona. Osmin is also a researcher for The Public Machinery an architectural office based in Sweden. He received his Master Degree at IAAC Barcelona graduating with honors for best graduate urban thesis. He is a former Architect at Tom Wiscombe Architecture (USA), Fernando Romero Enterprise (MX) and the Urban Sciences Lab (Barcelona) before establishing his own practice OAA in 2020.

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


2022 | Assistant Professor, X-Urban Studio, M.Arch Program, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona.

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

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

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


2022 | Winning Proposal, “Nueva Oficina Matriz, Vis Andes”, Salcedo, Ecuador. (to get built)

2022 | Honorable Mention, “Centro de Ciencia y Tecnologia”, Medellin, Colombia

2021 | Honorable 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, Guatemala City

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


MODEL, Festival D’Arquitectures de Barcelona, Spain, May 08-15, 2022. In collaboration with Ros+Falguera Arquitectura.

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. “Building Engine”. Barcelona, Spain, Sept 14 – Oct 16, 2020.

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.


Chapines Pa’Delante, Castillo, J. (2021,Aug, 4) “Osmin Avalos, La Joven Promesa de la Arquitectura”. Retrieved from CHAPINES PA’DELANTE

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