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Reimagining the Region: Tatiana Bilbao at UTSOA


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Join us for a stimulating lecture by renowned architect Tatiana Bilbao, founder of Tatiana Bilbao Estudio in Mexico City.

The lecture will take place in Jessen Auditorium at Homer Rainey Hall (21st Street & University Avenue), and is free and open to the public.

Tatiana Bilbao was born in Mexico City. She studied architecture and urbanism at the Universidad Iberoamericana, where she received her degree with honorable mention for the best thesis of the year. In 1998-99, Bilbao served as advisor for urban projects at the Urban Housing and Development Department of Mexico City. In 2004, she founded Tatiana Bilbao Estudio with projects in China, Europe, and Mexico. The firm was recognized by Architectural Record as one of the top 10 emerging firms in 2007, receiving the Design Vanguard Award. In 2010, Bilbao was named an Emerging Voice by the Architecture League of New York.

Bilbao's work is featured in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Art Institute Chicago. She received the CEMEX Building Award in 2011 and 2013, and, in 2012, Bilbao was awarded the Kunstpries Berlin by the Akademie der Kunste. She has received two silver medals at the Mexican Biennale of Architecture, the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture from the LOCUS Foundation, Cité de l'Architecture of Paris, and the patronage of UNESCO.

Building on her success, Tatiana Bilbao has become embedded in education. She is a lecturer at many noteworthy schools and institutions, including the Royal Academy of London, MoMA, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities. Her tutelage has found support through the Louis Kahn Visiting Professorship at Yale School of Architecture (Spring 2015), the Cullinan Visiting Professorship at Rice School of Architecture (Spring 2016), the Adjunct Associate Professorship of Architecture at Columbia GSAPP (Fall 2016), and the Norman R. Foster Professorship of Architectural Design at Yale School of Architecture.

With a fresh and dynamic lineup of internationally renowned thought leaders each semester, the Lectures and Exhibitions series is considered the signature public event series of the School of Architecture.

Experts in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, sustainable design, architectural history, and other allied disciplines will present lectures that explore career trajectories and pivotal projects, share perspectives on the future of design, and offer a range of models for socially just practice.