About Tatiana Bilbao

Tatiana Bilbao Spamer, born August 2, 1972 in Mexico City, Mexico into a family of architects, is a Mexican architect whose works often merged geometry with nature. Her practice focuses on sustainable design and social housing. Bilbao has become noted worldwide as one of the most thought-provoking Mexican architects, not only due to her designs but also her efforts to promote the discipline as a means of social and environmental improvement.

Tatiana Bilbao studied architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana where she obtained her Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism degree in 1996. In 1998, Bilbao received an honorable mention and was awarded the best architecture thesis of the year, in 2007 Bilbao was the recipient of the Design Vanguard “Top 10 Emerging Firm” award,  in 2009 Bilbao was named as Emerging Voice by the Architecture League of New York. She received the Kunstpreis Berlin award in 2012, and in 2013 she was awarded the CEMEX Building award. In 2014, Bilbao received the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture Prize from the LOCUS Foundation and the Cite de L’Architecture of Paris, and in 2017 Bilbao received the A+Awards Impact Award for her groundbreaking work in social housing and sustainable design. In 2018 she became an Associate Professor of Architecture at Harvard GSD and in 2019, Bilbao received the Marcus Prize.