Gabriela Anker

Leppanen + Anker Arquitectos, Principal & Founder | Quito, Ecuador

Born and raised in Quito, Ecuador, Gabriela Anker holds a Master’s degree of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and a Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Virginia. Gaby has worked for the offices of Rafael Viñoly Architects, Daly Genik Architects, Naga Studio of Architecture (Dubai-United Emirates) and LBL Architects.

Gabriela Anker is co founder of Leppanen + Anker arquitectos, and award winning architectural firm that has international experience ranging from Ecuador, Panama, Perú, Colombia among others. The firm specializes in the creation of architectonical spaces that take into consideration the needs of the clients with a strong interest in developing spatial experiences through a merger of contextual, cultural, sustainable and formal information.


Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Member (2021 – Present)

Innovation Conference, Speaker (Chicago 2018; Shenzhen 2019)


10 April 2019

The Gaia Building utilizes a repeatable, patterned system to reduce the overall quantity of molds required to create its distinctive white façade. The system, which...


30 May 2018

Located in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, the Gaia Building has been constructed as a new landmark for the city. Comprised of a total of...