UT to Host International Architect Tatiana Bilbao

Tatiana Bilbao. Copyright: Adam Weisman

Tatiana Bilbao. Copyright: Adam Weisman

Tatiana Bilbao, international architect and founder of ESTUDIO, will present “Aftermath” as part of the the College of Architecture and Design’s Church Lecture Series.

The lecture will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, November 9, in McCarty Auditorium in the Art and Architecture Building.

Through her work, Bilbao seeks to translate the rigidity of the places that surround us by humanizing them as a reaction to global capitalism, opening up niches for cultural and economic development.

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, a funeral home and a sustainable house that was built with $5,000 to address Mexico’s housing shortage.

Bilbao was the recipient of Kunstpries Berlin in 2012, the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture Prize in 2013, and was named as 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, France, and The Heinz Architectural Center Carnegie Museum of Art. She is currently a visiting professor at Yale School of Architecture and has been published in A+U, Domus and The New York Times.

The Robert B. Church III Lecture Series is an opportunity for attendees to gain unique perspectives on history, theory and practice in design disciplines and offers participants continuing education units. The lecture will be streamed live.

For more information about Tatiana Bilbao, visit tatianabilbao.com.

For more information about the College of Architecture and Design, visit archdesign.utk.edu.

Contact:

Amanda F. Johnson (865-974-6401, amandajohnson@utk.edu)