IE School of Architecture & Design Newsletter - November 2018
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     "Design is a plan for arranging elements in a way that best accomplishes a particular purpose."

          – Charles Eames


IE School of Architecture and Design @ WAF Amsterdam


IE A&D @ World Architecture Festival

28-30 November


IE School of Architecture and Design will actively participate in the World Architecture Festival (WAF) which this year is held in Amsterdam. Dean Martha Thorne will be a jury member in the category: Higher Education and Research - Completed Buildings.

In addition, Jerónimo van Schendel, Director of the Master in Architectural Management and Design, will chair a panel on the topic of Education and Identity

We welcome students and professionals who wish to come to the IE informational stand in the exhibition section of WAF during the 3 days of the festival!

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IE School of Architecture and Design @ Copenhagen



The Pace of Change

4 December

Spanish Embassy Copenhagen

Jerónimo van Schendel, Director of the Master in Architectural Management and Design, will offer the Master Class The Pace of Change: Reality, Utopia and Innovation in Contemporary Cities at the Spanish Embassy in Copenhagen.

In this talk, Jerónimo will challenge the audience to think about how design’s strategic thinking can bring together reality and utopia in the form of feasible urban innovation. 

Find out more and register here

IE School of Architecture and Design @ BODW 2018

Business of Design Week Hong Kong

6-7 December

Hong Kong Design Centre 

The    Business of Design Week (BODW), Asia's leading annual event on design, innovation and brands, will take place in Hong Kong under the theme "Think ∙ Collaborate ∙ Create"

Martha Thorne, Dean at IE School of Architecture and Design, will be one of the speakers alongside Ben Van Berkel (Founder and Principal of UNStudio), Toyo Ito (Architect at Toyo Ito & Associates), and Charles Renfro (Partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro).

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Online Master Class with Harriet Harriss @ IE School of Architecture and Design


Spaces of Speculation: Designing the Future

10 December


Dr. Harriet Harriss, (RIBA, PFHEA) researcher, writer, and Reader in Architectural Education at the RCA, will offer the Virtual Master Class Spaces of Speculation: Designing the Future. 

Dr. Harriss will examine how future spaces will both reflect and direct the behavior of end users.

Find out more and register here


One Day Design Challenge

Students of the Bachelor in Architectural Studies and Bachelor in Design participated in the Roca One Day Challenge.

The Roca One Day Challenge is a design competition by the Roca We Are Water Foundation, member of the IE Design Council, that takes places in different cities around the world and in which students of the design and architecture fields are challenged to propose and design original and innovative products related to the bathroom space, in just one day. 

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IE A&D @ the Smart City Expo World Congress

Cities are centers for innovation, culture and learning and, IE School of Architecture and Design, aware of this, took part at the Smart City Expo World Congress hosted in Barcelona from November 13-15.
The exhibition and congress provided a venue for all smart city sectors and an innovative forum to debate urban action worldwide. This year's edition concentrated on five main topics responding to the key issues facing cities: Digital Transformation, Urban Environment, Mobility, Governance & Finance, and Inclusive & Sharing Cities.

Martha ThorneDean of our School interviewed the Mayor Rafael Greca of Curitiba, Brazil, as they talked about transforming cities through public space and green districts. For several decades, Curitiba has been at the forefront of innovative ideas for creating innovative solutions for mobility, smart development, and the environment. 

The Students of the Master in Real Estate Development attended the same congress as part of the agenda of their first trip within the program. They learned about the strategic features of the model of the city itself, that combines transformation with economic development and social consensus. Their visit included sites such as 22@ Barcelona, Diagonal Mar, and Barcelona El Prat airport.
The Master in Real Estate Development Students in one of the site visits in Barcelona
Featured Alumni

Marina Carretero, Lighting Designer @ Arup

Marina Carretero a native of Segovia, has already experienced many different countries during her academic and professional career. The Internship Program while studying the IE Bachelor in Architecture took her to Madrid, Berlin and Mumbai.

Architects, even though involved in design and construction can fulfill a variety of roles. Marina's training and skills landed her to a first job as a lighting designer at Arup in the Manchester UK office. Arup, which began as an engineering firm continues today as one the leading engineering firms in the world, but has also expanded to provide design, planning, project management and consulting services for all aspects of the built environment.
Today Marina has moved up and moved back to Spain to continue her career as a lighting designer at the Madrid office of Arup. “I love how, in lighting design, one day we can be super creative and the next hour we need to do a super precise glare and daylight calculation. This swift shift between the creative and the technical keeps me motivated!

Find out more about Marina

Jerónimo van Schendel featured in the 1st Issue of Archipreneur Magazine

Jerónimo van Schendel, Director of the Master in Architectural Management and Design, is featured in the 1st issue of the Archipreneur Magazine, an online publication by Archipreneur that focuses on new trends, business and tech innovation within the AEC industry.

In his article Thinking Ahead: Towards an Expanded Understanding of Design, Jerónimo shares the views on the future of architecture and the built environment in the face of technological innovation. 

Read more here

STRATEGY IS_ Get Lectured by Archinect

Archinect, the online platform that connects architecture and academia, has included our lecture series, STRATEGY IS_, in the section Get Lecturedthat aims to inform about the talks that take place in different architecture universities around the world. 

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La Clínica Design awarded Best Independent Designer of the Year by Mercado de Diseño

La Clínica Design, the furniture and product line by Ciszak Dalmas, the design studio co-founded by Andrea Caruso (professor in the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces and the Bachelor in Design), was awarded the first prize in the last edition of the Mercado de Diseño MD-i Award to the Best Independent Designer of the Year


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