Alumni Stories

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Stories of IE School of Architecture & Design (20)

Nicholas Saye

“Studying at IE has really broadened my understanding of design.”
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Maria Jose Heshiki de las Casas

“Enjoy your time at IE! Attend events, network, talk to new people, try new things - make the most of the 4 years.”
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Yebin Sreenivasan

“Trust the wait, Embrace the uncertainty, Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain anything is possible.” – Mandy Hale
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Yuki Kanamori

“The IE Alumni community is a gateway to the world.”
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Robert Salvatella Santana

"Be bold, engage with your peers, make mistakes, learn, move on, and repeat!"
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Javier Martín de la Fuente

Designer at SHoP Architects
“I am where I am because I decided to go to IEU.”
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Ana Corina de la Fuente

CEO and founder of ArchiTopic
“IEU Alumni Community means having a strong personal and professional support system at every corner of the world.”
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Mikhail Frantsuzov

Junior Architect at FRPO
“IEU has prepared me to adapt quickly to spontaneous situations and new environments.”
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Jale

Landscape Architect at Perkins and Will’s
"There is always so much you can bring in to create spaces that motivate people to engage with their environment - which is my ultimate goal when designing anything!"
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Sitou

Computational Designer at UNStudio
"My learning extended beyond the academic."
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Paula

Architect and Founder at Echeverrimontes
"I am very proud of being part of a community that is as dynamic and creative as IE!"
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Maricruz

Project Designer at Zara Studio (Inditex)
"It is not only my life that has changed, but also myself! Thanks to the MSD and its forward thinking approach, I have a wider perspective on design, architecture and business."
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Tanvi

Community Design Manager at Livspace.com
"The most important aspect that factored in my growth during the program was the wide range of highly driven professionals from around the world."
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Nikolaus

Real Estate Investment Consultant at TME Associates
"Learning to collaborate with different people from different cultures and backgrounds enriches everyone’s mind."
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Jo-Anne

Associate at Gensler
"There is a permanent challenge for architects and it is to protect the building, it could be part of the legacy for future generations. That is a big responsibility!"
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Jennifer Lizbeth, Perú

Founder at OVA (Office of Versatile Architecture) in Lima
"I have grown a lot as a person through my MBArch experience, and I now have “the little bug of innovation and entrepreneurship” in my veins."
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Pietro

Co-Founder and Leader of Architecture Projects at IArchitects
"Studying the the Master in Business for Architecture and Design at IE has opened my eyes to a new way of approaching my vocation. The program has aided me in becoming more organized and a better professional!"
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Sergio, México

"MRED allowed me to meet incredible people and learn every single day from them, culturally, academically, and professionally. Today, I feel like a much more prepared professional with a lot more thirst for challenges."
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Marina Carretero

Digital Manager at Arup
"Doing my bachelor degree at IE School of Architecture and Design meant that once I finished I already had some work experience with my internships done, and that helped a lot when looking for the first real job."
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Sudharsana

Architect at Populous
"One of the key aspects of the course was the vast spectrum of people I got to interact with – both in terms of geography and experience."
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