IE School of Architecture & Design Newsletter - September 2018
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     "As an architect, you design for the present with an awareness of the past,
     for a future which is essentially unknown."

          – Norman Foster


IE School of Architecture and Design @ Hay Festival



Hay Festival 2018

21-22 September

IE University Segovia 

The annual Hay Festival 2018 will take place in Segovia this week and IE School of Architecture and Design will host several exciting activities within this renowned literary and cultural festival. Pritzker Prize winner, architect Kazuyo Sejima is at the top of the line-up. Obtain tickets online.

Find out more about our guests and events here.

More information on the Hay Festival 2018
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IE School of Architecture and Design @ México


Cities in Transformation: The Bilbao Case

27 September
2 October

27 Sept: 19.30h @ Ciudad de Mexico 
2 Oct: 19.30h @ Monterrey 

Juan Alayo, professor in the Master in Real Estate Development and well-known consultant on strategic urban projects will offer two Master Classes in México under the title Cities in Transformation. The Bilbao Case, sharing his experience as Development Planning Director of the Bilbao Ria 2000 project.

Juan will talk about all the key elements of the transformation: the stakeholders and investment. The urban regeneration of Bilbao resulted in being awarded with the European City of the Year at the 2018 Urbanism Awards.

Register here for the session @ México City (27 Sept)
Register here for the session @ Monterrey (2 Oct)

IE School of Architecture and Design @ Open House


The Paper Pavilion @ Open House Madrid

28-29 September

IE Paper Pavilion 
Serrano 99-101 - IE Madrid 

Open House is an initiative that opens the doors of buildings, workspaces and places of residence that are not usually open to the public. Visitors are invited to explore these places that illustrate the importance of design and our built environment.

The Paper Pavilion, the only building by Pritzker 2014 laureate Shigeru Ban in Spain, will be included in the Open House Madrid 2018 agenda. 
Find out when to visit it

Complimentary lectures and discussion also take place. Romina Canna, urban specialist and professor in the Bachelor in Architectural Studies, will speak at the congress event titled Cities, What's Next?
28 September @ Auditorio Caja de Música (12.45h).
Register here

Research Colloquium @ IE School of Architecture and Design


1st Annual Research Colloquium

1 October

IE Paper Pavilion
Serrano 99-101 - IE Madrid 

IE School of Architecture and Design will host its 1st Annual Research Colloquium at the Paper Pavilion to highlight research undertaken by the faculty of our School.

The format of the event will include keynote presentations and panel discussions geared to exploring the thinking behind their work and exchanging ideas on a variety of projects ranging from sustainability to history.

If you would like to attend, simply send us an email to

Master in Real Estate Development 2018

Hunter Tura: Lecture @ Master in Real Estate Development

9 October

IE Paper Pavilion
Serrano 99-101. IE Madrid 

The new edition of the Master in Real Estate Development is about to begin!

Opening the program with his kick off lecture focusing on connections between real estate projects, branding, design, and cities is Hunter Tura, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bruce Mau Design and member of the IE Design Council.

Welcome, Master in Real Estate Development Students! 


Bachelor Students Welcoming

Students, faculty and staff gathered on September 12th to welcome our incoming bachelor students.

To kick off the event, David Goodman, Director of the Bachelor in Architectural Studies and Edgar González, Director of the Bachelor in Design recognized outstanding achievement in Design Studio courses from the 2017-2018 academic year by handing out Design Excellence Awards for the best projects.
Following this, a festive time was had by all with a book swap and pizza party where students and faculty enjoyed meeting and conversing with both new and returning colleagues.

The Internship Experience

A unique aspect of the Bachelor in Architectural Studies offered to third and fourth year students is the opportunity to study and gain experience at the same time thanks to the internship program.

Ángela Ruíz, professor and Internship Program Coordinator at the Bachelor in Architectural Studies, explains how our program contributes to a deeper understanding of academic learning and gives students diverse professional experiences, which give them a head start on their careers upon graduation. 

Read more about the program and the experiences of Danielle, Gonzalo and Sebastián in this article
Sebastián Argüello, 3rd-year student. Completed his internship at tIngenhoven Architects (Germany)
Featured Alumni

Jale Sari, Chartered Landscape Architect @ Perkins and Will's

Jale Sari is originally from Turkey where she completed her studies as an Urban Designer and Landscape Architect. With a desire for more education and international experiences, she moved to Germany to undertake a Master of Landscape Architecture. Finally, she came to IE School of Architecture and Design and graduated with a Master in Strategic Design of Spaces in March 2017.

Jale is currently a Chartered Landscape Architect based in Perkins and Will's office in Dubai. Previously she worked at AECOM and Gensler located in the United Arab Emirates.

We asked Jale about her career and her experience at IE and this is what she told us! 

Airports: from Transit Sites to Public Squares

During the decade of the 90s, and thanks to globalization, airports started to be seen as entry gates to a new reality: hyper-optimistic places, inspired by technology, and designed by internationally recognized architects. 

Cristina Mateo, Executive Director of IE School of Architecture and Design and professor in the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces, analyzes how the role of airports changes from no-man's land to the place to be.

Read all about it in this article

Biophilia in the Corporate HQ

With the inclusion of greenery in offices, mass media has depicted the concept of biophilia as an important aspect of well-being in the workplace and an indicator of a great employer.

For this reason, and beyond the superficial and cosmetic use of plants in the office, Guzmán de Yarza, Director of the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces, analyzes the relationship between nature and the corporate world from a historical perspective.

Read the article here

Andrea Caruso: Eyewear Collection

Andrea Caruso, professor in the Bachelor in Design, Master in Strategic Design of Spaces and co-founder of the design studio Ciszak Dalmas has collaborated with Nina Mûr eyewear and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum to launch a limited edition collection of fashionable eye glasses.

Ciszak Dalmas took inspiration from baroque paintings from the museum's collections but used a combination of resin, minerals and other modern materials to produce classic yet contemporary finishes.

The eyewear is available at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and on Nina Mûr
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