Mexico City-based architect Tatiana Bilbao is the 2022 medalist of the Richard Neutra Award for Professional Excellence. Born into a family of architects, she sees the discipline as an agent of change against exploitation and inequality. Bilbao is internationally recognized for her investigations, research, and projects on housing and sustainable development.
Conferred annually by the Department of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, the Neutra Award recognizes individuals whose careers advance architecture research and practice. It is named after Richard Neutra, one of the most influential architects of the modernist era who taught at the College of Environmental Design in 1969. Past medalists include architect Frank Gehry and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.