Billie Tsien

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting of external, non-academic visitor


Billie Tsien delivered the annual Peter Rice Lecture at Architecture at Queen's and conducted reviews in M.Arch. The event was kindly sponsored by ARUP's. Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects are a husband-and-wife architectural firm founded in 1986, based in New York. Tod and Billie began working together in 1977. Their studio focuses on work for institutions: museums, schools, and not-for-profits—organization. Williams and Tsien are the recipients of more than two dozen awards from the American Institute of Architects. They received a 2014 International Fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architects and the 2013 Firm of the Year Award from the American Institute of Architects. In 2013, each were awarded a National Medal of Arts from President Obama. They have also received the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Brunner Award, the New York City AIA Medal of Honor, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, the Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture, the Municipal Art Society’s Brendan Gill Prize, and the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design.
Period14 Sept 2016
Visiting fromTod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects (United States)
Degree of RecognitionInternational