Global designer Paul Priestman joins the Design Council of IE School of Architecture and Design
British designer Paul Priestman, Chairman of PriestmanGoode, will become a member of the IE Design Council in July, joining a team of advisors that include Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum of London, and Jeremy Myerson, Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, among others.
“I am honored to have been invited to join the IE Design Council alongside some of my esteemed peers.”
“I am honored to have been invited to join the IE Design Council alongside some of my esteemed peers. I have always been vocal about the importance of forging strong links between education and commerce and am looking forward to playing an active role in working with the school to ensure the continued strength and success of our industry”, said Paul Priestman.
During Priestman’s visit to the school in February to give a talk on design and the cities of the future, students had the opportunity to learn firsthand about the designer’s latest pioneering projects such as the Hyperloop passenger capsule and the Dragonfly delivery concept. Edgar González, director of IE University’s Bachelor in Design, said: “It’s a great opportunity for an innovative program like the Bachelor in Design to have the support and expertise of an excellence corpus of professionals, along with companies and design studios. The IE Design Council acts as a lighthouse for fine tuning the contents of the program to help our students to face the challenges and opportunities of the future that our evolving world is experiencing.”
The IE Design Council is made up of representatives from leading companies, organizations and professionals who share the belief that design is a powerful tool for change. The Council is composed of three types of members: advisors, studios and businesses and institutions. In today´s world it is more important than ever to combine professionals, industry and academia in order to gain invaluable insight and knowledge. Our School seeks to create strong links between education and the real world in order to understand cutting-edge design trends and social tendencies, helped by our partners in the field who provide up-to-date information on what’s happening.
During his visit to Madrid, Paul Priestman also talked with Martha Thorne about the need to create new spaces for new life styles. You can read their conversation here.