Emerging Voices winner profile

Tatiana Bilbao

Tatiana Bilbao | Centro de Espectáculos Irapuato, Irapuato, Mexico, 2012. Image courtesy Tatiana Bilbao

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices program spotlights North American architects, landscape architects, and urban designers who have significant bodies of realized work and the potential to influence their field.

Tatiana Bilbao won a 2010 award.

Tatiana Bilbao formed her own practice in 2004 in Mexico City. The multidisciplinary office “analyzes urban and social crises, as well as the rigid codes of communication and telematics. Through these strands, the office, regenerates spaces ‘humanized’ to be aware and reactive to global capitalism, opening up niches for cultural and economic development.” Projects in Mexico include the Botanical Garden Culiacan; Funeral House, San Luis Potosi; Universe House designed with Gabriel Orozco, Puerto Escondido; Parque Biotecnologico, Culiacan; Centro de Artes Escenicas, Guadalajara; and Ventura House, Monterey. The firm also designed the Jinhua Architecture Park in Jinhua, China.

Bilbao was named to Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard in 2007. Her work has been published in A+U, Domus, and The New York Times, among others. She studied architecture and urbanism at the Universidad Iberoamericana and co-founded mxdf with Derek Dellekamp, Arturo Ortiz, and Michel Rojkind. mxdf is an urban research center on the production of space, its occupation, defense, and control in Mexico City.