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IE University’s Architecture and Design Bachelor Degree officially recognized in India

This recognition makes it possible to practice the profession in India and adds to the recognition already obtained in Singapore and the EU.

16 / 12 / 2021


Opportunities and architecture in Colombia

In an interview with La República, Dean Martha Thorne highlights the importance of considering the built environment and diverse gender perspectives.

30 / 10 / 2021


Entrepreneurial ideas respond to real world problems

IE School of Architecture and Design launched an open international student contest for entrepreneurial ideas responding to real world problems.

29 / 10 / 2021


Lilly Reich and the Barcelona Pavilion

In a journal article published in Grey Room (MIT), IE professor Laura Martínez de Guereñu explores the architectural legacy of Lilly Reich.

26 / 10 / 2021


“I didn’t only want to work for privileged people”

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban speaks about sustainability, climate change and the role of architecture during the Hay Festival.

30 / 09 / 2021


Social regeneration and Cedric Price’s unbuilt projects

According to Niall Hobhouse, Cedric Price "wasn’t really an architect, but a social critic to the left of the Left who stumbled on the post-war ...

20 / 09 / 2021


A conversation with Frank Gehry and BV Doshi

For Architectural Digest India, Dean Martha Thorne moderated a conversation between Pritzker Prize winning architects Frank Gehry and BV Doshi.

13 / 08 / 2021


Can architecture help refugees during a global pandemic?

In ArchDaily, Associate Dean Cristina Mateo explores how architecture and design could help refugees during a global pandemic.

21 / 07 / 2021


A Tale of Two Urban Systems

Finance and equity within urban infrastructures—is this an irreparable tension or a constructive partnership?

29 / 03 / 2021


IE Center for Sustainable Cities assists RENAZCA in a unique place-making project for a key area of Madrid

RENAZCA, formed by companies that own buildings in the superblock area of Madrid known as AZCA, has selected a design team to lead the ...

02 / 02 / 2021


“The official recognition of our Architecture Studies Bachelor Degree by India’s Council of Architecture represents a significant professional milestone for our program.”
Martha Thorne, Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design

“It paves the way for our students to practice in a country where the future of architecture must address rapid urbanization and sustainability, while respecting India’s unique and various cultures, and traditions.”

“Students who want to develop their professional career in India can now come and study at IE University and participate in internships, gaining the experience and network that the academic institution offers. This recognition offers equal opportunities for employment without requalification in India after graduating,” says Ruth Dominguez, Sector Head of A&D and Real Estate, IE University Talent & Careers.

IE School of Architecture and Design student Nivedita Huple (Class of 2022) is one of the first graduates able to take advantage of the opportunity to practice architecture in India thanks to our recognition in that country. “As an ambassador for IE University, I often talk to prospective students and many from India ask me about issues that concern them, especially how to develop careers in their country,” says architecture student Nivedita Huple. “I am sure that many more will come to study in Spain now that it’s possible to go back to India and be able to practice there as well. It’s always good to have it as an option.”

The Council of Architecture in India is responsible for regulating the education and practice of the profession, in addition to maintaining the country’s official register of architects. Its decision to recognize IE University’s Bachelor of Architecture Degree follows a review by the Council’s expert committee of IE University’s requirements for admission, course duration, the standards of its faculty and course content, as well as examinations and practical experience. In order to practice independently, architects in India require both academic and professional accreditation.