IE School of Architecture & Design Newsletter - April 2018
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     "Indifference towards people and the reality in which they live
           is actually the one and only cardinal sin in design."

          – Dieter Rams


Giulia Calabretta @ IE School of Architecture and Design

The Design Profession in 5 Years: My 'Strategic' Bet

16 April

Sala Capitular
IE Segovia 

Giulia Calabretta, Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology, will share her personal outlook on the future of the design profession in an ever-changing scenario in which disruptive technologies, complex challenges, new organizational structures and human ambitions play a transforming role.

If you would like to attend, please, send us an email.

Juan Portilla @ Lebanon and Saudi Arabia

Globalization in the Real Estate Industry

16 and 18 April

16 April @ Beirut 
18 April @ Riyadh 
Juan Portilla, professor in the Master in Real Estate Development and Chairman at Santander Real Estate, will be in the Middle East to lecture on global real estate investment markets and transparency in investments and ethics in the real estate industry.
If you happen to be in the region, join us!

@ Beirut, Lebanon
16 April - 18.30h
Sofitel Le Gabriel 
Register here

@ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
18 April – 18.30h
Four Seasons Hotel 
Register here

Guzmán de Yarza @ U.K.


Work 2.0

24 April

14h and 16.10h 
Business Design Centre 
Guzmán de Yarza, Director of the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces (MSD), will take part in Work 2.0 one of the most important events in real estate, workspace, office tech and wellness in Europe.

He will address the audience on the changing workplace and the need for research and knowledge to prepare for the future. The MSD contributes to education for workplace design education. Find out more
Guzmán will also join a panel of transportation, real estate and workplace experts to share ideas on the role that office locations have on attracting the employee of the future. Find out more

Virtual Master Class with Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner @ Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG)




25 April

IE School of Architecture
and Design 
Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner and Head of Business Development at BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), will offer the Virtual Master Class BIG + DURST = VIΛ.
In this open online session, Kai-Uwe will delve into the making of BIG’s VIΛ 57 West, built for the Durst Organization, which embraces the union between the classic American skyscraper and the communal space of a European courtyard, creating a new building typology that fosters a heightened quality of life.​

Find out more and Register here

Virtual Master Class with Khaled El Zeki, alumnus of IE School of Architecture and Design


The Game has Changed

25 April

IE School of Architecture
and Design 
Khaled El Zeki, Founder and CEO of ZDS Architects and alumnus of the Master in Architectural Management and Design, will offer the Virtual Master Class The Game has Changed as part of IE's Virtual Africa Tour.

The session will discuss the challenges, opportunities and threats that architects and future entrepreneurs are facing, shedding light on the emerging trends in the AEC industry. The discussion will also look at the role that education can play in bridging the gap between theory and practice, and explain how IE School of Architecture and Design master programs are working toward that goal. 

Register here

Martha Thorne @ India 



Smart Green Summit & Awards

27 April

New Delhi 
Martha Thorne, Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, will participate in the 3rd Edition of the Smart Green Summit & Awards

Martha will make a keynote address that will bring attention to the main topics that this 3rd edition of the summit focuses on: futuristic sustainable building designs, smart technology, new building materials and policies that will redefine our built environment.

Find out more

Anne Stenros @ IE School of Architecture and Design


The Power of Design: Towards People-Centered Urbanism

10 and 11 May

10 May @ IE Madrid
11 May @ IE Segovia 

Anne StenrosArchitect and Chief Design Officer of the City of Helsinki, will visit IE School of Architecture and Design to talk about the power that design can have in a city when the urban design is people-centered. She will impart two lectures open to all our community.

@ IE Madrid
10 May - 19h
Paper Pavilion
Register here

@ IE Segovia
11 Mayo – 14h
Sala Capitular
Register here


Master in Real Estate Development @ Lisbon

The Master in Real Estate Development students went on their second trip as part of the program. This time, they visited Lisbon where they saw real-world examples of developments related to concepts they learned during the course. 

Some of the key places they visited included the waterfront, the largest urban regeneration project in Lisbon and Margueira, an abandoned shipyard owned by a public company. They attended the Master Class Understanding Lisbon, to get a closer look at Lisbon’s geography, urban history and current trends by Miguel Judas professor in the Bachelor in Architecture; a native lisboeta, he is Vice-President of the Iberian Docomomo (a foundation dedicated to the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods and the city's Modern Movement).

Find out more about their trip here

Bachelor in Design: Teachers Safari

The Bachelor in Design students had the opportunity to meet their professors "in the wild" on the first ever Teachers Safari. The exploratory day trip to Madrid was organized by program Director, Edgar González. The field trip was a chance for students to see how some faculty members practice their professions on a daily basis.

The students visited the exhibition ¡Viva la Diferencia! with curator Ana Domínguez, and studios ID Real with Aino HanttuRelaja el Coco with Francesco Furno, 2x4 with Jeffrey Ludlow, and Ciszak Dalmas with Andrea Caruso
Featured Alumni

Jo-Anne Quizan, Associate @ Gensler

IE School of Architecture and Design is pleased to introduce this new section to showcase the talent and experience of our alumni.

Jo-Anne Quizan, alumnus of the Master in Architectural Management and Design, completed her studies at IE School of Architecture and Design in February 2017 but prior to that, she was already an experienced professional in the architecture practice.

We asked her about the past, the present and the future of the profession. See what she had to say!

The Keys to a Prosperous and Healthy City

Ideas magazine, IE's biannual publication that focuses on different matters of general interest, looks at health as the main theme for the Spring 2018 edition. 

One of the areas in which design can play a major role is in cities, and Guzmán de Yarza, Director of the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces, has contributed to the topic providing a list of strategies to create prosperous and healthy cities on three different levels: physical and urban, cultural and sociological, and technological.

Read more

Real Estate: Influencing Women

IE School of Architecture and Design advocates for the role of women in real estate. 
Proof of this commitment is how actively our professors in the Master in Real Estate Development (MRED) participate in different events and articles to support the cause. 

Professors Beatriz Corredor and Leticia Ponz are featured in an article published on Idealista about gender parity and how the role of women has changed in the Real Estate sector over recent years. They share their vision of the benefits of women's input in real estate and their desire for actions to break the glass ceiling. You can read what they said here

The Co-Director of MRED and Vice-President of WIRES (Women in Real Estate Spain), Carmen Panadero, regularly participates in events on this subject.
One such event was REWOMEN, a panel that took place in Madrid on April 12, in which Carmen, Silvia López and other women professionals discussed the trends and challenges that women in real estate in Spain are facing today.

We asked our faculty and students about this. See what they said in this video.

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