Partners.- Catia Bilbao, Juan Pablo Benlliure, Mariano Castillo, Alba Cortés, Soledad Rodriguez
Project Manager: Simona Solorzano. Former Project Director.- Udayan Mazumdar. Design Team.- Sofia Betancur, Alicja Wozniak, Francisco Lozano, Mónica Lamela, Shilpa Mevada, Gonzalo Mauleón, Renata de Miguel, Sonia Castañon, Steven Beltrán, Yarla Rangel.
Model Team Manager.- Isaac Monterrosa. Model Team: Victor Castañeda, Veronica Nazar, Eliana Lopez, Ángela Silva, Patricia Morales.
Supporting Principals.- Doug Tom, FAIA, LEED AP & Andrew Wolfram, AIA, LEED AP, LFI.
Project Manager.- Laudan Siahpolo, AIA.
Project Architect.- Stan Vinokur.
Core Team Members.- Gretchen Korsmo, Veronica Kaplinskiy, Paul Leveriza, David Bradshaw.
Supporting Team Members.- Carol Kim, Amber Taranto, Justin Blinn, Mark Froemsdorf, Maryam Rostami, Robbie Willcock, Samantha Rose, Justin Tang, Ken Lin, Paul Pasquariello, David Ko, Viral Vithalani, Greta Gardner.
Mechanical/Electrical.- MHC. Engineers, Inc. and ACG Engineers Inc.
Civil Engineer.- BKF Engineers.
Structural Engineer.- Forell Elsesser Engineers, Inc.
Energy Modeling.- Thornton Tomasetti.
Lighting.- Architecture + Light.
Building Envelope.- Simpson. Gumpertz & Heger.
Specifications.- White + GreenSpec.
Cost Estimating.- TBD Consultants.
Utility Consultant/Owners Representative.- Urb-in (Jon Manzo, Principal).
Design.- July 2022.
Project completion is estimated for Fall 2023.
Tatiana Bilbao (Mexico City, 1972). Graduated from Architecture and Urbanism at Universidad Iberoamericana in 1996, in 1998 she won honorable mention for her career and also appreciation for the best thesis of the year. Advisor for Urban Projects at the Urban Housing and Development Department of Mexico City in 1998-99. As advisor for the government, Tatiana was member of the urban council of the city.
In 1999 co-founds LCM S.C. In 2004 starts Tatiana Bilbao S.C. with projects in China, Spain, France and Mexico. Also in 2004 founds MXDF along with architects Derek Dellekamp, Arturo Ortiz and Michel Rojkind. MXDF is an urban research center, attending the production of space, its occupation, its defense and control in Mexico City.
In 2005 becomes design professor at Universidad Iberoamericana. Awarded with the Design Vanguard for one of the top 10 emerging firms of the year in 2007 by Architecture Record. Visiting professor at Andres Bello University in Santiago de Chile in Autumn 2008. Named as Emerging Voice by the Architecture League of NY in 2009.
In 2010 two partners joined David Vaner and Catia Bilbao. In December 2010 three projects where acquired by the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, France to be part of their Architectural Permanent Collection. Critics in universities such as Techknik Munich, MIT, UPenn, ETH etc. Spring semester 2013 she is visiting professor at FH Düsseldorf, Germany.
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Douglas Tom's first job out of architecture school was a year-long stint as a VISTA volunteer in the underserved Pico Union neighbourhood of central Los Angeles. Working with other volunteers on projects that made a real difference in people’s lives had a strong impact on him, igniting a passion for socially-relevant work, particularly in educating young people.
A true collaborator, his deep connection to serving the community has shaped TEF’s culture and portfolio and informs our work with educational, non-profit, and community clients including the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco, the Child Abuse Prevention Center, Crissy Field Environmental Education Center, and the Presidio Institute.
He has led several non-profit educational organizations to bring innovative learning opportunities to disadvantaged young people through nationally-acclaimed programs, including the establishment of the award-winning Build SF program of the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco, which connects public high school students with real world experience through mentors in the design and construction industry. He was a founding board member of Envision Schools and a board member of the San Francisco Education Fund.
With more than four decades of experience, his steadfast belief in architecture’s role as a mechanism for social agency continues to drive his practice whether breathing new life into an historic public library or crafting a first-of-its-kind clinic in the Bayview serving children and families experiencing trauma.