Tatiana Bilbao (architect), Jardín Botánico de Culiacán, interior view of Educational Building with lofted storage and learning spaces (Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico)
This Monday (April 23) architect Tatiana Bilbao comes to Pittsburgh to give a lecture titled “How We Do Architecture.” Bilbao (b. 1972) is one of the leading architects working in Mexico today. Her projects include Observatory House, a collaboration with artist Gabriel Orozco, on the Pacific Coast of Mexico; the Ruta Peregrino, a series of interventions along an Easter Week pilgrimage route in Jalisco State; and a pavilion at the riverside park planned by artist Ai Weiwei in Jinhua, China. Bilbao’s work is often designed in alliance with artists yet is also concerned with essential qualities of architecture: light, shade, structure, form, the unfolding of space. She has for several years been involved with the Jardín Botánico de Culiacán, one of six new sites for contemporary art featured in the exhibition White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes which opens at the Heinz Architectural Center this September.
The lecture begins at 6 p.m. in the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall. The lecture is part of Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture’s Spring 2012 Lecture Series, cosponsored by The Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museum of Art. Learn more.