IE School of Architecture & Design Newsletter - July & August 2019
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     "There are three responses to a piece of design - yes, no, and WOW!
       Wow is the one to aim for"

          – Milton Glaser


Martha Thorne @ Iquitos

21-24 August 
Iquitos, Perú 

Our Dean, Martha Thorne, is building stronger ties with key stakeholders in Perú, where the AEC sector represents 7% of the GDP.

To do so, she will talk about architects and the relevance of their role in the 21st century at the 26 edition of the National Architects Congress. This year, the theme is around the construction of sustainable cities in the Amazonia.

The Urban Revolution, Innovation and the Future of Cities

26 August - 7.00PM 

In the Virtual Master Class The Urban Revolution, Innovation and the Future of Cities, Flavio Tejada, Director of the Master in Real Estate Development, will explore the increasing relationship between technology, real estate investment and the making of future cities using real-life examples of innovative development.

Find out more and register

IE Architecture+ Prize 
Deadline September 15
Online @ Arquideas

IE A&D presents the IE Architecture+ Prize, a competition for recent graduates of a bachelor or a master degree program in architecture, design or related fields and who were ranked in the top 25% of their class.
The winning entries will be awarded a scholarship for part of the tuition of the Master in Business for Architecture and Design (MBArch).

The Master Jurors for the competition are Paul Priestman, Designer, founder and Chairman of PriestmanGoode; and Anupama Kundoo, Principal at Anupama Kundoo Architects. 
Martha Thorne, Dean, and Jerónimo van Schendel, Director of the MBArch, will join them as jury advisors. 

Find out more and register here

IE A&D Global Partner @ Rebuild 2019
17-19 September
IFEMA (Madrid)

IE School of Architecture and Design is a Global Partner at the 2019 edition of Rebuild, the congress that brings together more than 300 experts in the AEC field to discuss topics such as innovation, new materials, sustainability, and design.

David Martínez, professor in the Master in Real Estate Development, and Santiago Cirugeda, professor in the Bachelor in Architectural Studies will be among our faculty presenting in the event.

As a friend of IE A&D, we are happy to share with you a 50% discount code to attend the exciting congress #REBUILD2019: REB19IEBP

Find out more

Hay Festival Segovia 2019
20-21 September
IE University Segovia

Hay Festival 2019 Segovia will take place this September and IE School of Architecture and Design will host various activities:


  • Architecture: A Catalyst for Change: Jeanne Gang, founder of Studio Gang, will talk about architecture and innovation with Martha Thorne, Dean of IE A&D, in a session moderated by Edwin Heathcote, Architecture and Design Critic for The Financial TimesFind out more (20 September, 7.30PM @ Aula Magna, IE University, Segovia)
  • Alternative Modernity: Raj Rewal, renowned Indian Architect, and Llàtzer Moix, cultural journalist and expert in architecture, will share a conversation on how climatic sensibility, human architecture and many other issues have an impact on today's architecture. Martha Thorne, Dean of the School, will chair this conversation. Find out more (20 September, 6PM @ Sala Refectorio, IE University, Segovia)
  • Public Spaces in Today's Architecture: Amanda Levete, founder and principal of AL_A, will be in conversation with Peter Florence, founder of the Hay Festival, discussing architecture today with topics ranging from materials to the importance of public space. Find out more (21 September, 12.15PM @ Aula Magna, IE University, Segovia)
Innovation in Urban Strategy
25 September - 6.00pm

Iben Falconer, who trained as an environmental designer and previously worked for BIG, has joined Gehl Architects as a strategist for partnerships and investments. 
As a director for Gehl’s Innovation Team and former professor at IE A&D, she will give a virtual master class on the Innovation of Urban Strategy and how technology, public engagement and the concept of the future of cities are changing the game.

Find out more and register


Summer @ IE School A&D

IE Summer School
During the first fortnight of the month of July a group of high school students with an interest in architecture and design attended the IE Summer School.

These students created their first designs, exploring and implementing different tools and technologies from the IE FabLab, such as 3D scanning (as shown on the picture below) and printing.
Ruxandra Iancu, professor in the Bachelor in Design, guided the students through an immersive experience into the world of design, using emergent tools to explore and experiment with different ideas as they developed their own creative process.

Find out more about their experience in this video from the local news in Segovia
BuiltTech: the First Executive Program at IE A&D

BuiltTech, the newest program of IE A&D organized alongside with IE Executive Education, has just finished its first edition.
This edition's closing words were given by Juanjo Güemes, VP Economic Affairs and Chairman at IE, and Dean Martha Thorne

Find out more about the takeaways of the program

London Face to Face periods
Students of the Master in Architectural Management and Design and the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces experience London during their second face to face period in their 13-month degree program.

The students have enjoyed studio visits and lectures in renowned companies such as Foster and PartnersGenslerGrimshaw ArchitectsRogers Stirk Harbour and PartnersGensler and New London Architecture among others.
Master in Real Estate Graduation
We are very happy to welcome 41 new alumni to the IE A&D community. 
The Master in Real Estate Development 2018 program finished with the Graduation ceremony on July 19, bringing together families and friends from 20 different countries to celebrate the special day. 

Congratulations! We wish our new MRED alumni all the best for the future!
Featured Alumni

Letizia Caprile (Founder and Creative Director of Kaura Studio, Madrid) & Pietro Perego (Co-founder of IArchitects, Milan)

Born in Madrid, Letizia Caprile is an intrepid urban-holic obsessed with the city and the social encounters that happen within it and how they shape the very life of the city.
She joined IE A&D to study the Bachelor in Architectural Studies and graduated in 2015.
As part of her experience at IE, Letizia had the chance to work as an intern in the UK, Chile, India, and Oman on projects ranging from private residences and urban planning and policy to social housing and real estate development.

Find out more about her

Pietro Perego was born in Treviglio, near Milan, Italy.
He graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Politecnico of Milano in 2002. His thesis dealt with sustainability using an integrated approach to design.
Moved by these interests, aligned with IE A&D's values and looking for solutions for his own practice, Pietro joined us in 2017 to complete the Master in Architectural Management and Design, now Master in Business for Architecture and Design.

Read more about Pietro


New York’s existential crisis: Property

Cem Kayatekin, expert in the study of the socioeconomics of cities and professor in the Bachelor in Architectural Studies, shares in this article his vision on the new rent protections and the influence of big developers in New York City.

Read it here

What if Google built your house?

Flavio Tejada, Director of the Master in Real Estate Development, predicts a future in which emerging technologies will transform the built environment and construction.

Read about it here

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