IE School of Architecture & Design Newsletter - March 2019
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     "Good design encourages a viewer to want to learn more"

          – Alexander Isley


Flavio Tejada @ Barcelona


Future of Cities

27 March

Meliá Barcelona Sarrià

The 21st century is experiencing the biggest urban revolution in history. New tools for evaluating changing demographics and evolving trends are necessary for understanding how cities work and are adapting.
Flavio Tejada, Co-Director of the Master in Real Estate Development, will share real examples of innovative developments for cities.
Find out more and register here.

Jerónimo van Schendel @ Lebanon & Turkey


Entrepreneurial Management: the Future of Architecture and Design

27-28 March
4 April 


Multiple Locations 
@ Beirut, Lebanon
@ Istanbul, Turkey 

The true essence of innovation relies on looking beyond what is known.
Join Jerónimo van Schendel, Director of the Master in Architectural Management and Design, in Beirut and Istanbul as he explores some of the opportunities that lie ahead, including technology-enabled business models. He will also talk about how entrepreneurial management can expand the current notion of the architect and other professionals of the built environment to be ready for challenges ahead.

Find out more and register for the location of your choice:
     28 March: 18.30h @ Bir Hassan. Beirut, Lebanon.
     4 April: 11.25h @ Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Center. Istambul, Turkey

Martha Thorne @ International Housing Symposium


Building Housing Rights

28 March


CAP - Fundación Ciudadanía

One of the biggest challenges of today’s society, especially in urban areas, is access to decent and affordable housing.
Martha Thorne, Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, will take part in the international housing symposium Construyendo el Derecho a la Vivienda (Building Housing Rights).
Joan Clos, often guest lecturer at IE and former Executive Director of UN-Habitat, will be among the participants. The opening presentation will be given by Alejandro Aravena, architect and Pritzker Prize Laureate 2016.
Find out more

Cristina Mateo @ IE Decision Day Milano & Austria


Are the Tech Giants Taking Over as Our City Leaders?

28 March
2 April 

Multiple Locations
@ Milan, Italy
@ Vienna, Austria 

Global tech players such as Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook, and AirBnB, are redefining work, mobility, and leisure.
Cristina Mateo, Executive Director of IE School of Architecture and Design, will discuss how our urban experience is affected by this, and how our cities are increasingly being used as laboratories for countless innovations.

Find out more and register below:
     28 March: 19.30h @ NH Milano Touring. Milan, Italy
     2 April: 19.30h @ Le Méridien Vienna. Vienna, Austria

Leticia Ponz @ Panamá, Bogotá & México


New Trends on Real Estate: Key Drivers to Increase the Value of Property Assets

2-3-4 April 


Multiple Locations
@ Panamá City, Panamá
@ Bogotá, Colombia
@ Ciudad de México, México 

Investors are taking an increasing interest in sustainable real estate. This trend is a response to the growing demand for buildings that conserve resources and make it possible to work and live healthily.
In these presentations, Leticia Ponz Belenguer, professor in the IE Master in Real Estate Development, will identify the different players in the Real Estate Market, analyze the impact of sustainability on buildings management and review new real estate trends like co-working and co-living.
Find out more and register for your preferred location below:
     2 April: 19.00h @ Hotel W Panamá. Panamá City, Panamá
     3 April: 19.00h @ We Work Calle 81. Bogotá, Colombia
     4 April: 19.00h @ Venue to be confirmed. Ciudad de México, México

Real Estate Talks @ IE School of Architecture and Design


La Sagrada Familia: Building Gaudí's Dream

4 April 


Serrano 105 
IE Madrid 

IE School of Architecture and Design and Arup are happy to invite you to the lecture La Sagrada Familia: Building Gaudí's Dream with Tristram Carfrae, Deputy Chairman in Arup and leading structural designer of the project.

Tristram Carfrae will explain how Gaudi’s remarkable creation is being fulfilled with the use of technology and advanced structural engineering.
Find out more and register

Martha Thorne @ IWF International Cornerstone Conference


IWF: Visionaries and Voyagers

11 April


Centre de convencions Internacional 

IE School of Architecture and Design is showing our commitment with the role of women in architecture, design, and real estate in different channels during the month of March. Aligned with this value, the global organization International Women’s Forum will hold its International Cornerstone Conference in Spain.
Martha Thorne, Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, will take part in the panel Form and Function: The Built Environment of the Future with Benedetta Tagliabue, architect and Director of Miralles Tagliabue EMBT; Eva Franch i Gilabert, architect, and Director of the London Architectural Association; moderated by Jeanne Meserve, award-winning journalist.
Find out more


Recently @ IE A&D

February proved to be a busy and interesting month at IE School of Architecture and Design.
The 2019 editions of the Master in Architectural Management and Design (MAMD) and the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces (MSD) kick started with 43 students, coming from 20 different countries and from 21 nationalities. Welcome all!

We were pleased to welcome a number of guest lecturers throughout the month:
Paul Priestman, designer and Chairman of PriestmanGoode and responsible for the design of the Hyperloop capsule, gave us insights into the role of good design for mobility, as a tool of sustainability and to optimize resources.
Ignacio Mallol, CEO at Mallol Arquitectos, told us about the firm’s use of the management system Mallol Integrated Office (MIO) to create knowledge inside the company and how it has changed the way they work.
Finally, Winy Maas, architect and Founding Partner at MVRDV, energetically spoke to a full house about different projects and how architecture and urbanism can contribute to bringing the individual and the collective together.
The month ended with the Graduation of the 2018 MAMD and MSD students, with a moving commencement speech by Winy Maas. Congratulations!
Paul Priestman, designer and Chairman of Priestman Goode, Ignacio Mallol, CEO at Mallol Arquitectos, and Winy Maas, architect and Founding Partner at MVRDV, while lecturing at IE A&D

Carmen Panadero: New President of WIRES

Carmen Panadero, Co-Director of the Master in Real Estate Development, has been recently elected President of WIRES (Women in Real Estate Spain).
The main challenge that Carmen will face as President of the association will be promoting the work of female professionals in an industry traditionally dominated by men, as well as breaking the historical gender barriers within the sector. These goals are shared by IE School of Architecture and Design.
Read more here
Carmen Panadero and the new board of WIRES

Bachelor in Architectural Studies: Mid Term Reviews

The students of the fifth year of the Bachelor in Architecture had the Mid-Term Reviews for their Final Thesis Projects last Friday, March 22.

The projects focus on the studio of the development of rural areas of Extremadura that were colonized in the first half of the 20th century and on how the balance of the population and the industrial distribution happens within its vast territory.

Together with the regional government, the students analyze the area of Vegas Altas, contained between the old village of Medellín and the Orellana Dam, in order to devise architectural proposals with the ability to deal with the challenges that the local community is facing.

Projects range from small-scale interpretation centers to regional plans to rethink agricultural production in and around villages.
Students presented to their professors Matan Mayer and Fernando Rodríguez, and the Mid-Term reviewers Manuel Gener Villechenous, architect and General Director of Architecture in the Junta de Extremadura, Jesús Castillo Oli, architect and Principal at Estudio Castillo Oli, and professors in the Bachelor in Architectural Studies Laura Martinez de GuereñuRafael Iñiguez de Onzoño, Fernando García Pino, and José Vela Castillo.
5th year Bachelor in Architecture students with their projects (Laura Hernádez, María Isabel Moreno, and Alejandra Esteve)
Featured Alumni

Tanvi Mehta, Community Design Manager @, New Dehli

Originally from Chandigarh, Tanvi grew up admiring the ‘concrete’ architecture designed by Le Corbusier for the new city to be the capital of Punjab and Haryana. This early experience contributed to her understanding of architecture and urban planning.

Tanvi is confident that the biggest aspect that has factored her growth while studying the Master in Architectural Management and Design in 2015, was the wide range of highly driven professionals from around the world that joined her during this path-changing experience.
“We were 20 people from 20 different countries each with a story of our own, successful and wanting to create a mark in whatever they were doing.”

MAMD Alumnus on the World Architecture List

Daniel Terence Yu, alumnus of the 2017 Master in Architectural Management and Design and founder and architect of Visionarch, was ranked among the world 100 architecture firms by BD Online.
The annual list reflects the world's largest practices the number of fee-earning architects they employ. Visionarch employs 120 architects in the Philippines.
Congratulations, Daniel!
Find out more
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