A vibrant and diverse community IE School of Architecture and Design expands the boundaries of traditional architectural education to respond to a changing world.

About us

Letter from Dean Martha Thorne

IE School of Architecture and Design, an international, private institution, reflects the goals of the larger IE institution. These goals include a constant striving for excellence, the belief that diversity and multiple points of view can lead to a greater understanding and create knowledge, an entrepreneurial spirit that allows us to see unexpected opportunities and the fact that innovation can open up new and exciting ways of thinking, learning and taking action.

The fields of architecture and design are undergoing great changes due to globalization, technology and the expansion of the discipline from traditional roles to new areas and new ways of working.  Architecture and design studies can gain much from other disciplines.  Our School uses a transdisciplinary approach to see the “big picture” and works collaboratively with our other schools such as business, human sciences and technology or law and receives input from professionals in the field.

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The IE experience

IE will broaden your horizons, connect you to the world, and help you chart a unique path needed to achieve your goals.

IE believes that education enriches the entire person and that people learn in different ways and from multiple sources. By striving for excellence and encouraging new ideas, each member of our diverse, international community is encouraged to achieve his or her full potential. Critical thinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, an understanding of changing tehcnology and social responsibility are touchstones of all IE programs. An IE education will broaden your horizons and will contribute to who you will become throughout your career and life.

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THE DESIGN COUNCIL

The Design Council is formed by prominent companies, organizations and professionals who share the belief that design is a powerful tool for change. This Council is composed by three type of members: Advisors, Studios and Business & Institutions. Discover the components below:

Degrees and programs

We encourage students to create their own place in the broad field of architecture and design through our diverse programs.

Undergraduate programs

Bachelor degrees are a first step to finding a place in the exciting field of architecture and design.

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Graduate programs

Masters programs provide opportunities for indepth study and specialization for successful real world careers.

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Opportunities for study abroad and internships

We encourage our students to see the world from many perspectives and a semester at a partner institution or an internship is a great way to do this.

The Bachelor of Architecture at our School undertakes education for the real world through a well-developed and ongoing internship program and the opportunity to develop global prespectives and cross-cultural capabilities by studying abroad. Bachelor of Design students will be able to see how other design schools work and take specialized classes at our partners institutions.

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IE campuses: connecting students online and offline

The School´s programs use both the Madrid and Segovia campuses and take full advantage of technology for online learning and the use of digital resources.

IE believes that learning can and should occur in many places and in many ways. IE has three campuses, each with its own distinct identity, but all inter-related: Madrid, the vibrant capital of Spain; the historic city of Segovia, less than an hour from the capital; and our online learning environment, which is constantly being expanded and improved.   Many programs also have residential periods in other places or visits to other cities to learn from diverse contexts and experts in the field.

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