About

Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO is a Mexico City based architecture studio, founded in 2004. At the core of the studio's practice is an analysis of the context surrounding projects, which scale from masterplans to affordable housing strategies, from city planning to furniture design.

Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO pursues architecture through multidisciplinary perspectives. We promote a collective environment with a diverse staff of architects, academics and model makers. The working method uses hand drawing and iterative models to keep design and development rooted in spatial and not digital exploration. We elevate collaborations between other architects, artists, economists, local governments, and more, to enrich the impact and reach of each project.

The studio's architectural work includes; ESTOA, an institutional building on the UDEM campus that has received the special CEMEX Award in 2021. The Culiacan Botanical Garden, the Pilgrimage Route in Jalisco, a social housing prototype displayed at the 2015 Chicago Biennial, three buildings of housing in Lyon la Confluence, the Sea of Cortez Research Center, and more recently the Mexican American Cultural in Austin Texas, and a Masterplan for the National Park La Huasteca. In 2019 two contests have been won; the Cultural Center Alvaro Carillo at Oaxaca, and 3 Buildings in Paris, at Porte de Montreuil. 

Also, in 2019 Tatiana Bilbao Estudio was the featured architecture firm in the Architect's Studio series of exhibitions hosted by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The studio has featured work in the Graham Foundation, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Venice Biennale, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey [MARCO], Museo Amparo, T-Space Gallery, and Centre Pompidou, among others. The latest exhibitions were in SF MOMA, the Architekturzentrum of Wien in 2021, Aedes Architekturforum of Berlin and the Danish Architecture Center in 2022, and in Exhibit Columbus as part of the J.Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Award in 2023.

Tatiana Bilbao began her eponymous studio in 2004 to integrate research, design, community-led strategies, and responsible construction. Bilbao holds a recurring teaching position at Yale University School of Architecture and has taught at Harvard University GSD, Columbia University GSAPP, Rice University, University of Andrés Bello in Chile, and Peter Behrens School of Arts at HS Dusseldorf in Germany. Her work has been published in The New York Times, A + U, and Domus, among others.

Also, Bilbao was recognized with the Kunstpreis Berlin in 2012, was named in 2010 as an Emerging Voice by the Architecture League of New York, the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture Prize by the LOCUS Foundation in 2014, the Marcus Prize Award 2019, Tau Sigma Delta Gold Medal of 2020, the Honorary Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) in 2021, the Richard Neutra Award in 2022, the AW Architect of the Year 2022, and lastly, the J.Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize in 2023. 


Website design by Studio Manuel Raeder
Programming by Maxwell Simmer

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