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AIA UK/RIBA Keynote Lecture 2021 by Tatiana Bilbao

Join us online and in person for the 2021 AIA UK/RIBA keynote lecture by Tatiana Bilbao of Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO. The lecture is jointly hosted by the American Institute of Architects (AIA UK) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

This lecture is jointly hosted by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The AIA and RIBA have a long history of collaboration that dates from the founding of their institutes in 1857 and 1834 respectively.

This event is being held in person with drinks and canapes to be served after the lecture.

The lecture will also be available online. Sign up here for access to the online viewing.

About the speaker

Tatiana Bilbao began her eponymous studio in 2004 with the aim of integrating social values, collaboration and sensitive design approaches to architectural work. Before founding her firm, Bilbao was an Advisor in the Ministry of Development and Housing of the Government of the Federal District of Mexico City, during this period she was part of the General Development Directorate of the Advisory Council for Urban Development in the City.

The work of the office intersects with research allowing to design for diverse circumstances and in reconstruction or crisis scenarios.

Bilbao holds a recurring teaching position at Yale University School of Architecture and has taught at Harvard University GSD, the AA Association in London, Columbia University GSAPP, Rice University, the 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, Domus, among others. Bilbao has been recognised 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, as well as the Impact Award 2017 Honorees for ArchitzierA + Awards, Tau Sigma Delta Gold Medal of 2020 and the Marcus Prize Award 2019.

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 typologies. A goal of the work is to both contribute to its surroundings while remaining flexible to absorb shifting needs.

The studio’s architectural work includes the Culiacán Botanical Garden; the Pilgrimage Route in Jalisco, an institutional building on the UDEM campus, a research centre of the Sea of Cortez, and a social housing prototype displayed at the 2015 Chicago Biennial that costs under $8,000 USD; among other projects.

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 had work featured in the Graham Foundation, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Venice Biennale, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Museo Amparo, T-space Gallery and Centre Pompidou to name a few.

RIBA COVID-19 guidelines

Please note that the RIBA has put COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure the safety of all our guests. Please read the protocols and information below before purchasing a ticket:

  • all delegates and guests are required to produce a negative COVID-19 lateral flow test on arrival and must register as a "Guest" on our MIA track and trace system prior to entering the building
  • temperature checks will be conducted upon arrival for all guests. Anyone with a temperature higher than 38.0 C will be asked to step outside for ten minutes before taking their temperature again. Should a guest not pass the second test, they will not be permitted into the venue and will be issued with a refund.

This lecture is made possible through the sponsorship of The Iris Ceramica Group.

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