P+DC [Every]Place Series

Architecture from the Outside In

 An analysis of the context 

Course Lessons

Meet the Presenter

Tatiana Bilbao

Principal, Tatiana Bilbao Estudio

The work of the office intersects with research allowing to design for diverse circumstances and in reconstruction or crisis scenarios. Bilbao holds a recurring visiting teaching position at Yale University School of Architecture and has taught at Harvard University GSD, AA Association in London, Columbia University GSAPP, Rice University, University of Andres 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.
Patrick Jones - Course author
Architect Tatiana Bilbao began her eponymous studio in 2004 with the aim of integrating social values, collaboration and sensitive design approaches to architectural work. At the core of Tatiana’s architectural 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. She elevates collaborations between other architects, artists, economists, local governments, and more to enrich each project's impact and reach.
  • Through a review of Jardín Botánico Culiacán (Case Study), participants will discover how to expand project sustainability through multiple trans-disciplinary collaborations - including community co-design, design/build construction, landscape, and architecture.
  • Participants will review and discuss the role of ecological systems and how to design for integration within a larger design program. They will understand how to design for the engagement of natural and cultural environments.
  • Participants will review advances in international practice and sustainable design through case studies. Through built examples, Bilbao will illustrate how citizens can change the way they move, consume and produce as a society to eliminate the carbon footprint.
  • Participants will be able to instruct communities and clients on the environmental impact of rapid community growth and how to create socially, economically, and culturally resilient and sustainable projects. Participants will understand how through careful design to encourage community engagement and gathering and accessibility, supports community resilience.

  • 1.0 AIACES HSW Learning Unit
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