Gustavo Brunelli


Gustavo Brunelli graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo and won an Alban scholarship to the MA in Environment & Energy Studies at the AA, which he completed with Distinction in 2004. He has worked as an environmental consultant in numerous projects in the UK and abroad, ranging from large mixed-use masterplans to small specialist exhibitions. Gustavo currently heads the Advanced Building Optimisation group at engineering consultants Hurley Palmer Flatt.




1998-02 Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of São Paulo, Brazil

2003 Urban Design Workshop, Les Ateliers Internationaux de Cergy-Pontoise, France.

2003-04 MA Environment & Energy Studies (Distinction). AA Graduate School.

2007 Royal Designers for Industry (RDI) Summer School


2007-           MSc / MArch Sustainable Environmental Design, AA Graduate School

2010-2011   Architectural Technology Research Studio, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

2004            Environmental Software Seminar at Laboratory of Comfort and Energy Efficiency , Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, USP, Brazil.


2014-           Associate Director/ Head of Building Optimisation at Hurley Palmer Flatt, London, UK  

2005-2014   Associate Environmental Consultant at BDSP Partnership (currently ChapmanBDSP), London, UK

2005            Environmental Consultant at Laboratory of Comfort and Energy Efficiency (LABAUT), University of São Paulo, Brazil

2003            Junior Architect at Roberto Loeb Architects, São Paulo, Brazil

2002            Trainee architect for the restoration works of the graduate school art-nouveau building. University of São Paulo, Brazil


2016            Chartered Engineer with Engineering Council, UK (CEng)

2016            Member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (MCIBSE)

2013            BREEAM Accredited Professional

2012            BREEAM New Construction 2011 Assessor

2007            Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce  (FRSA)

2003            Chartered Architect with Conselho de Arquitetura e Urbanismo do Brasil


2015    (Co-author for Chapter 9: Case Studies) Building Performance Modelling. Application Manual AM11. Chartered Institution of Building services Engineers, London.

2015    (with Goncalves, J.C.S and Bode, K.  (2015). Chapter 9: Projeto integrado e o papel da simulação computacional de desempenho ambiental (exemplos de projeto) [Integrated design and the role of computational simulation of environmental performance – case studies].  Edifício Ambiental. Oficina de Textos, São Paulo

2013    (with A. Harries and I. Rizos) London 2012 Velodrome – integrating advanced simulation into the design process. Journal of Building Performance Simulation: Vol 6, Issue 6. Taylor & Francis, London.


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