LUIS GUTIÉRREZ SOTO
Luis Gutiérrez Soto (1900–1977) was a Spanish architect. He worked primarily in Madrid.
Born on 6 June 1900 in the Calle de Villanueva, Madrid, Spain. After earning a degree in 1923, he became Chief Architect of the Ministry of Public Instruction, delivering a profuse number of projects of schools until 1929. His first noted project was the Cine Callao (1926).
Once a follower of the rationalist architectural style, he reinvented himself during the Francoist dictatorship (1939–1975), adapting to the traditionalist aesthetics promoted by the regime, and became a representative of the neo-herrerian francoist style.
He died in Madrid on 4 February 1977. He was buried in the Mingorrubio Cemetery in El Pardo. With a period of activity spanning along six decades, he delivered over 650 projects, most of them in Madrid.