Architect Tatiana Bilbao: Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, Mexico City
Thursday, Mar 10, 2016
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions
The American Institute of Architects Houston Chapter and Design Council at the MFAH welcome architect Tatiana Bilbao as the speaker for the annual Sally Walsh lecture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Through her multicultural and multidisciplinary office located in Mexico City, Bilbao tries to understand the place that surrounds us, then to translate its rigid codes into architecture. Her lecture explores ways to regenerate spaces to humanize them as a reaction to global capitalism, opening up niches for cultural and economic development.
About the Speaker
Bilbao’s wide variety of work includes the Culiacan Botanical Garden in Mexico; a master plan and open chapel for a pilgrimage route; the Monterrey Institute of Technology’s biotechnology center, Bioinnova; a sustainable house that was built with $5,000 to address Mexico’s housing shortage; and a funeral home. Bilbao received the Kunstpries Berlin in 2012 and the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture Prize in 2013, and she was named an Emerging Voice by the Architecture League of New York in 2009. Her work is part of the collection of the Centre George Pompidou in Paris and the Heinz Architectural Center Carnegie Museum of Art. She is a visiting professor at Yale School of Architecture and has been published in A+U, Domus, and The New York Times, among others.
About Sally Walsh Lectures
This annual lecture series is dedicated to the memory of distinguished Houston interior designer Sally Walsh, who is widely credited with bringing modern design to Houston.
This program is free! Drop in to participate. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.