IE School of Architecture & Design Newsletter - January 2019
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DEC 2018 
 JAN 2019 

     "Basically, the idea is that with everyone striving to be revolutionary,
      you will be most revolutionary if you try to be ordinary."

          – Denise Scott Brown

Happy New Year! 

IE School of Architecture and Design and the students of the Master in Real Estate Development send you our best wishes for 2019!

Online Master Class with Charrisse Johnston @ IE School of Architecture and Design


Work, Play, Heal, Learn... Or Just Life?

9 January

18h CET

Charrisse Johnston, Principal and Co-Founder of StudioSALT, will offer the Virtual Master Class Work, Play, Heal, Lear... Or Just Life?

In the Master Class, Charrisse will reflect on the different types of interior spaces and what they have in common: from student housing and hospitals that look like glamorous hotels, learning spaces that resemble cutting edge offices, airports that could double as high-end shopping malls, to offices that look and feel like our homes.

Find out more and register here

IE School of Architecture and Design @ Open House


IE University Open House

12 January

IE Campus Madrid
IE Campus Segovia 

IEU Open House is a unique opportunity for prospective bachelor students and their parents to know more about IE University, both at Madrid and Segovia Campuses.

IE School of Architecture and Design will be represented by Clara Zarza and Cem Kayatekin, professors of the Bachelor in Design and Bachelor in Architectural Studies. They look forward to meeting you!

Find out more and register here

Strategy is L. Parameswaran +L. Herczeg



Design for Care - Why do we need Design now more than ever?

16 January


18h CET
Sala Capitular
IE Campus Segovia

Lekshmy Parameswaran and László Herczeg, Designers and Co-Founders of fuelfor and The Care Lab, will join IE School of Architecture and Design as part of the lecture series STRATEGY IS_

In their talk Design for Care: Why do we need Design now more than ever?Lekshmy and László will share how to apply their designers' approach and skills to tackling how we might best care for people throughout their lives and in many different situations.

If you are interested in attending this special lecture at the IE Campus in Segovia, please, send us an email to All are welcome!

IE School of Architecture and Design @ Venture Day Singapore


Housing of the Future

31 January

National Design Centre 

The IE Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center and IE School of Architecture and Design are organizing a Venture Day in Singapore for all start-up initiatives related to the overall theme housing for the future.

The event encourages young companies related to housing in any way, from environmental responsiveness, resilience technology, finance, connecting communities, materials and construction, services to support appropriate, to affordable housing to participate. Finalist companies compete to become the winner of the IE Venture Day.

The event will be preceded by a two-day Housing Symposium in partnership with the Singapore University of Technology and Design, held in the National Design Centre on January 29 and 30.

Find out more and register here


Experimentation Workshop @ IE University

Daniel Canogar, internationally recognized artist and professor in the Bachelor in Architectural Studies, has recently held a creative experimentation project at the Quintanar Palace in Segovia with the students of the Bachelor where he teaches.

The workshop was a collaborative project between IE School of Architecture and Design and the Quintanar de Segovia Palace, a center for innovation and development for design and culture under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the regional government of Castilla y León.

Find out more about the project
Featured Alumni

Maricruz Pedrera, Project Designer @ Zara Studio (Inditex)

Maricruz Pedrera, architect from Seville, joined IE School of Architecture and Design in 2016. 

She started working in Zara while studying the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces and she is still part of the team in their headquarters in Arteixo (A Coruña). 

She is involved with the implementation of the BIM process as she designs different shops in very diverse and interesting locations, such as Venice, Warsaw and her hometown, Seville.

Read more about Maricruz

Are the Tech Giants Taking Over as Your City Leaders?

The so-called Big Four (global tech companies such as Amazon, Google, Apple, ...) are redefining work, mobility, leisure and the day-to-day of how we live and use cities as laboratories for countless innovations.

Find some of the effects caused in our cities by the influence of these companies in the article Are the Tech Giants Taking Over as Your City Leaders? by Cristina Mateo, Executive Director at IE School of Architecture and Design

Read more

What Makes a City Liveable? 

Martha Thorne, Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, took part in the TEDx IE in Madrid where she offered the talk What Makes a City Liveable?

During her talk, Martha explained how the principles of good design lead to creating more liveable cities for everyone. 

Watch Martha's TED talk here
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