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Portfolio challenge 2024

Portfolio challenge

A portfolio is an essential tool for architectural designers to present their work, process and ways of thinking to potential clients and employers. But it is also part of our personality, of who we are as working professionals. As Winston Churchill once said, “we shape our buildings — thereafter, they shape us.”

Do you have what it takes to become a student of our Master in Architecture program? Submit your architectural portfolio in order to be considered a candidate for a scholarship of up to 30% toward tuition for the Master in Architecture at IE University.

Who is this challenge for?

We are looking for top emerging talent from around the world to join our 2024 intake of the Master in Architecture, in the academic year 2024-2025. Invited are all those who hold a Bachelor Degree in Architecture, as that is the prerequisite basis for enrolling in our Master program.

  • Participants will submit a maximum of one submission as defined in the ‘Deliverables’ of this document.
  • Submissions will remain anonymous until after the Jury decision is announced.
  • The winners must meet the admissions criteria of IE School of Architecture and Design, in order to be eligible to receive the prize.
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Challenge Timeline

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March 23 Competition Launch

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May 5 Material Submission

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May 19 Jury Deliberations Finish

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May 21 Winners announced

Prizes

Winners of the PORTFOLIO CHALLENGE competition will receive the following prizes:

1st PRIZE

One (1) 1st PRIZE will be awarded, pending of Admission to the IE Master in Architecture for the 2024 academic year and a scholarship covering 30% of the program tuition fees.

2nd PRIZES

Three (3) 2nd PRIZES will be awarded, pending of Admission to the IE Master in Architecture for the 2024 academic year and a scholarship covering 20% of the program tuition fees.

Please note:

  • The finalists will have an interview with the IE Admissions Department.
  • All prizes are subject to rejection from the Admissions Department if candidate does not fit requirements of the program.
  • If any winner participant rejects his/her prize, it will passed to the author of the next best portfolio designated by the jury.

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Deliverables

  • All text must be in ENGLISH.
  • Submissions must be directed to Victor Alenar at: victor.alenar@ie.edu
  • The finalists will have an interview with IE Admissions Department.
  • The project submission deadline is until midnight (GMT +0:00) on the final date for submission: May 5th, 2024.

One (1) DIN A3 landscape portfolio (594 x 841 mm) in one single PDF file at 300 DPI. The contents and drawing scales of the graphic part are at the discretion of the participant and should contribute to the understanding of the project. Maximum file size is 25 MB. (Mandatory).

One (1) DIN A4 sheet in PDF including a professional CV (resumé).

One (1) DIN A4 sheet in PDF format with a brief motivational letter, explaining why you believe you would be a good candidate for the Master in Architecture at IE University School of Architecture and Design. (Mandatory)

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