Tatiana Bilbao, House in Ajijic, Chapala Lake, Jalisco, 2010.

Coral Courts Lecture: Tatiana Bilbao

November 26, 2012
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

Tatiana Bilbao will deliver the Coral Courts Lecture as part of the Sam Fox School Public Lecture Series. Bilbao founded Tatiana Bilbao S.C. in 2004 in Mexico. The multidisciplinary office was awarded Architectural Record's Design Vanguard as one of the top 10 emerging firms in 2007 and was selected as one of the Architectural League of New York's Emerging Voices in 2009. Bilbao was awarded Best Young Architect 2011 in Mexico by CAM-SAM (the Colegio de Arquitectos de la Ciudad de Mexico) and the Kunstpriese Berlin 2012.

Projects in Mexico include the River Walk in Culiacan; the Botanical Garden Culiacan, featuring 35 pieces by different contemporary artists; the Spectacle Center; BioInnnova, a university building on the Tec de Monterrey campus in Culiacan; Ajijic House; Funeral House; Parque Bioltechnologico; and Universe House designed with Gabriel Orozco. The firm also has designed projects in China and Europe, including the Jinhua Architecture Park in Jinhua, China. Her work has been published in A+U, Domus, and The New York Times, among others. The office's work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Instituteo Cultural de Mexico in San Antonio, Texas.

Bilbao is also co-founder, with architects Derek Dellekamp, Arturo Ortiz and Michel Rojkind, of mxdf, an urban research center focused on the production of space, and its occupation, defense, and control in Mexico City. Earlier in her career, Bilbao worked for Mexico City's Urban Housing and Development Department.

Coral Courts Lecture

The Coral Courts Lecture highlights outstanding architecture practitioners from across the United States and abroad. The lecture is named in honor of the Coral Courts Motel, a now-demolished Streamlined Moderne motor court formerly located in St. Louis along Route 66. Past Coral Courts Lecturers have included Ricardo Legoretta, Rafael Vitoly, Marlon Blackwell, Rick Joy, Billie Tsien, Julie Snow, Carlos Jimenez, Wendell Burnette, J. Meejin Yoon, Jeanne Gang, Francis Kéré, Gregg Pasquarelli, and Brigitte Shim.