Meisa Batayneh Maani is Founder and Principal Architect at Maisam Architects & Engineers, based in Amman, Jordan and was a member of the LafargeHolcim Awards …
Tatiana Bilbao is Founder and Principal of Tatiana Bilbao Estudio based in Mexico City, Mexico.
She founded Tatiana Bilbao Estudio in 2004 and has since completed projects in China, Europe, and Mexico. The firm received the Design Vanguard for one of the top ten emerging firms of the year by Architectural Record (2007). Tatiana Bilbao was named Emerging Voice by the Architecture League of New York (2009).
Tatiana Bilbao holds a degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Universidad Iberoamerica – IBERO (1996), and was recipient of the honourable mention for her thesis (1998).
She has held visiting scholar positions including: Luis Kahn Visiting Professorship, Yale School of Architecture (2015); Cullinan Visiting Professor, Rice School of Architecture (2016); Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (2016); and will be Norman R Foster Professorship of Architectural Design, Yale School of Architecture (2017). She has lectured at institutions including: Royal Academy of London; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA); Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD); and Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities.
She was Advisor for Urban Projects at the Urban Housing & Development Department of Mexico City (1998-99).
She also received the Berlin Art Prize (2012); Cemex Building Award (2011 and 2013); two silver medals at the Mexican Biennale of Architecture; Global Award for Sustainable Architecture (2014) by the LOCUS Foundation, Cité de l’Architecture of Paris and the patronage of UNESCO. Her work is part of the collection of the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, France; and the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Art Institute Chicago, USA.
Tatiana Bilbao was a member of the Holcim Awards jury for Latin America in 2014, and will be a member of the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for Latin America in 2017.