After working both in Bogota and London, Daniel Bonilla established an architecture and urban design studio known as "tab" (an acronym for Bogota ́s architectural workshop), in partnership with Marcela Albornoz. tab projects range from architecture to urban and industrial design, and often integrate the three fields. A significant number of tab’s projects have been commissioned as a result of awarded design competitions obtained through public tenders, where the primary aim has been concentrated on showcasing Bonilla's universal vision of architecture, in conjunction with a strong sensitivity to the urban condition of each particular setting.
In addition, Bonilla's studio acts as a laboratory of research, where projects are conducted by applying three topics of investigation: the study of flexibility or mutation ability of spaces and buildings; the relationship among void and mass, and finally; an extensive research on building envelope. These research scopes have become a frequent characteristic and recurrent topic of Bonilla’s projects, and have allowed the studio to reach successful results in practice.
Daniel Bonilla has a Bachelor’s Degree of Architecture from Los Andes University (Bogotá, Colombia), a Masters Degree in Urban Design from Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom, and also studied at the College of Technology in Dublin and the Milan Polytechnic. Bonilla actively participates in academia as well. He has been invited to speak at several notable local and international universities and institutions. His work has been selected and awarded in biennials and international awards competitions, and it has been widely published in specialized media.
Bonilla currently serves as the Eugene McDermott Centennial Visiting Professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture.