IE School of Architecture & Design Newsletter - July and August 2018
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     "The details are not the details.
         They make the design."

          – Charles Eames

Young Talent can compete for the IE Architecture+ Prize until September 6, 2018!

New Bachelor Students @ IE School of Architecture and Design

Welcome to IE A&D!

3 September

IE School of 
Architecture and Design 
IE University Segovia 
IE School of Architecture and Design will welcome the new undergraduate students at IE University. The Bachelor in Architectural Studies will begin its tenth year while the Bachelor in Design will celebrate the arrival of the second generation of future designers. 

The new students, whose backgrounds add up to 30 nationalities, start off on a new life experience at the IE Campus in Segovia. 

Welcome to IE School of Architecture and Design!

Martha Thorne @ IvoryPress



Eileen Gray's Villa E-1027

12 September

Aviador Zorita 46

On the occasion of artist Kasper Akhøj’s research-based exhibition in Madrid entitled, Welcome (To The Teknival), Ivorypress will host the roundtable La Villa E-1027 de Eileen Gray: Un Icono de la Arquitectura Modernista on the controversial history and renovation of the house. 
Martha Thorne, Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, will take part in the conversation with the artist, Kasper Akhoj; Alberto Campo Baeza, Professor of Projects at the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM); Elisabetta Emina, curator; and Elena Ochoa Foster, founder and CEO of Ivorypress.

Find out more
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IE School of Architecture and Design @ Hay Festival


Hay Festival 2018

21 September

IE University Segovia 

Hay Festival 2018 will take place in Segovia this September and, once again, IE School of Architecture and Design will host several exciting activities:

  • Rethinking the City for the 21st Century: Lars Lerup, Swedish architect, writer, expert on cities and former Dean at Rice University, will join Ricardo Devesa, architect and editor-in-chief of Actar Publishers and UrbanNext, in a conversation on the current, major transformations affecting cities.Find out more (21 September, 6:15PM @ Sala Refectorio, IE University, Segovia)
  • The Evolving Role of Museums: Kazuyo Sejima, founding partner of SANAA Architects and Pritzker Prize laureate 2010, Laszló Baán, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, and Martha Thorne, Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, will discuss changing roles of museums and SANAA's project for the new National Gallery of Hungary. Read more here (21 September, 7:30PM @ Refectorio, IE University,  Segovia)
  • Jacob Benbunan, an authority on international branding, CEO of Saffron Brand Consultants and professor in the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces, and Walter Mariotti, editor-in-chief of DOMUS, will converse on "Storytelling and Power of Design". Read more here (21 September, 8:45PM @ Refectorio, IE University, Segovia)
  • Mies on Scene, a documentary film on the building of the iconic Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe and Lily Reich, will be shown followed by a conversation with film director Pep Martín from Nihao Films, Ivan Blasi, curator of programmes at Fundació Mies van der Rohe in Barcelona and Martha Thorne, Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, moderated by Nicolas Valencia, News Editor at Archdaily. Read more (22 September, 7:00PM @ La Cárcel Cinemateca)

More information on the Hay Festival 2018
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#IEFutureTalks: Architects and Designers Ready for the Future

"We live in an era defined by a fundamental shift in the relationship between people and machines. The impacts of technology are complex and are having a profound effect in all fields. Architects and designers need to understand the repercussions of digital disruption and the implications for the spaces we inhabit.

Aware that today the profession must expand its role and go beyond the narrow definitions of the past, IE School of Architecture and Design has launched IE Future Talks, a series of short video interviews with 20 key leaders in the field of design and architecture who describe the skills and talents required for professionals in the 21st century."
The videos feature tips for the future by Pritzker Prize winners Balkrishna DoshiAlejandro Aravena and Richard Rogers, and Faculty, Guest Critics and Design Council members. 

Read the article written by Cristina Mateo, Executive Director of IE School of Architecture and Design and watch the IE Future Talks videos here

IE Graduations

IE School of Architecture and Design celebrated the Graduation ceremonies for the 5th year Bachelor in Architecture students and the first ever generation of the Master in Real Estate Development

We wish our new alumni all the best for the future!
Bachelor in Architecture class of 2018 with Director David Goodman
Master in Real Estate Development students with Co-Directors Carmen Panadero and Flavio Tejada

IE A&D @ London

Students of the Master in Architectural Management and Design and the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces are enjoying classes in London hosted at the Royal Insitute of British Architects (RIBA) and in the Helen Hamlyn Center of Design (RCA)
A unique aspect of the program, the students have enjoyed studio visits and lectures in renowned companies such as Foster and Partners, Zaha Hadid Gallery, David Chipperfield, Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners, Gensler and Perkins + Will among others.
Master in Architectural Management and Design students with Maximiliano Arrocet after visiting AL_A
Students from the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces while visiting Perkins+Will with Linzi Cassels
While in London, at the IE headquarters the students took part in an interactive panel discussion on the future of workspace, architecture and design moderated by professor in the Master in Architectural Management and Design, Caroline Cole (founder and director at Colander Associates Ltd.). 
The panel was comprised by Jeremy Myerson (Director of WORKTECH Academy and professor in the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces), Jack  Pringle (Regional Director EMEA at Perkins + Will) and Franquibel Lima (Design Director at WeWork).
Jeremy Myerson, Jack Pringle and Franquibel Lima with moderator Caroline Cole during the event
Featured Alumni

Jacobo Mingorance, Architect @ Steven Holl Architects

Jacobo Mingorance is from Segovia, Spain, and graduated with a Bachelor in Architecture in July 2015.

Although he attended IE School of Architecture and Design in his hometown, he undertook internships much further afield in Berlin, Moscow, and Mexico City.
Last year he joined Steven Holl Architects’ office in New York City where he currently works as a Junior Architect. 

We asked Jacobo about his experience at IE, his job and his life in New York. Here’s what he said!

Architecture and Design Summer Books of 2018 by Financial Times

Edwin Heathcote, architecture and design critic of Financial Times, has published the Summer Books of 2018: Architecture and Design and the book Mies van der Rohe: Barcelona 1929 is one of his top picks. Laura Martínez de Guereñu, professor in the Bachelor in Architecture, has written for this book along with other outstanding scholars including Remei Capdevila-Werning, Beatriz Colomina, and Dietrich Neumann.

Check out the list Summer Books of 2018: Architecture and Design

Ángela Ruiz, International Jury @ l'Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture 

Ángela Ruiz, professor in the Bachelor in Architecture, was invited to take part as international jury during the final presentations of the Bachelor in Architecture at l'Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture in France on June 25.

The event, organised on a yearly basis by the ESA Architecture is framed in a collaboration agreement with IE University with the object of exchanging teaching experiences and educational innovation. Professors from different international architecture schools took part in this event.

Martha Thorne: Empowering Women

Martha Thorne, Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, gave an interview for urbanNext on women and gender in architecture.

"There are lots of obstacles when one is in a professional career and some, without a doubt, are related to gender. In general, throughout my career I have felt that, as a woman, if you are in a place where most of the recognised people are men, you have to prove yourself on a daily basis. You have to work harder than most men to achieve the same results".

Martha talks about how supporting women should start with education. While gender parity seems to exist, in terms of student numbers at university, she talks about the difficulties that women have to face when starting their professional careers, in terms of salaries, positions and discrimination.

Watch the full interview here
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