Through a multicultural and multidisciplinary office, the work of Tatiana Bilbao tries to
understand the place that surrounds us in order to translate its rigid codes into
architecture. It tries to regenerate spaces in order to humanize them as a reaction to
global capitalism, opening up niches for cultural and economic development.
Her work includes a Botanical Garden, a master plan and open chapel for a Pilgrimage
Route, a Biotechnological Center for a Tech Institution, a house that is built with 8,000
USD, and a Funeral Home.
Tatiana was the recipient of the Kunstpries Berlin in 2012, the Global Award for
Sustainable Architecture Prize in 2014 and named as Emerging Voice by the
Architecture League of NY in 2009. Her work is part of the collection of the Centre
George Pompidou in Paris, France, the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Art
Institute of Chicago. Bilbao has been visiting professor at Yale School of Architecture and
Rice School of Architecture. Her work has been published in A+U, Domus and The
New York Times, among others.
Opening on 16 September, the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Make New History, features contributions by many Columbia GSAPP faculty and alumni as well as events organized by the school in collaboration with the Biennial Artistic Directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee.