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Marcus Prize Lecture by Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao

February 21st at 4:30PM at UWM in Engelmann 105 2033 E. Hartford Ave Milwaukee, WI

By - Feb 10th, 2020 06:28 am

Friday, February 21st at 4:30PM the UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning will host the first lecture of the 2020 spring semester with the Marcus Prize winner Tatiana Bilbao in Engelmann 105 on the UWM campus. Tatiana’s talk is titled “Land, Garden, House, Ruin.”

About Tatiana Bilbao
Tatiana Bilbao was born in 1972 in Mexico City, Mexico, into a family of architects. She studied architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana, earning a bachelor’s degree in architecture and urbanism in 1996. In 1998, she won honorable mention for her career and also appreciation for the best thesis of the year. From 1998-99, she was an urban projects advisor for the Urban Housing and Development Department of Mexico City.

She founded Tatiana Bilbao Estudio in 2004, initiating projects in China, Europe and Mexico. The first project built by her studio was the exhibition pavilion in Jinhua Architecture Park, led and coordinated by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei who selected a group of young architects from around the world to design and develop a large park organized by a network of pavilions and located in the shore of the Yiwu River, close to Shanghai. Bilbao designed an exhibition pavilion that was completed in 2007. Her work is part of the Centre Pompidou, the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Art Institute Chicago.

Also in 2007, Tatiana Bilbao Estudio received a Design Vanguard “top 10 emerging firm” award from Architectural Record. The Architectural League of New York named Bilbao a 2010 Emerging Voice. Additional honors include: 2011 and 2013 CEMEX Building Award; 2012 Kunstpreis Berlin – a career award from the Akademie der Kunste, one of Europe’s oldest cultural institutions; two silver medals from the Mexican Biennale of Architecture; the 2014 Global Award for Sustainable Architecture from the LOCUS Foundation, Cité de l´Architecture of Paris and the patronage of UNESCO; 2016 Graham Foundation grant in support of the research “Twelve Archaeologies of Mexico City’s Housing at a Crossroads”; the 2017 Architzier A+ Awards Impact Award honors.

Bilbao has lectured at the Royal Academy of London, the Museum of Modern Art, Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities. Teaching engagements include: 2015 Louis I. Kahn Visiting Professorship at Yale School of Architecture; 2016 Cullinan Visiting Professor at Rice School of Architecture; 2016 and 2018 Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia GSAPP; 2017 and 2018 Norman R. Foster Professorship of Architectural Design at Yale School of Architecture; 2018 Associate Professor of Architecture at Harvard GSD.

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