Discover our masterclasses! Learn from global leaders in the field, in online and in-person Masterclasses. Top professionals share their insights and experiences from years of driving change at the sector frontlines.

Masterclasses

Our Masterclasses are delivered by industry professionals who are active on the cutting edge of the design world. They have experience in top architecture and design contexts, witnessing trends and catalyzing change as they build an unparalleled well of creative, up-to-the-minute insights.

Over the years, IE School of Architecture & Design has maintained a close relationship with these outstanding industry leaders, and the top companies they work for. In fact, many of the School’s programs are led by faculty members who are active members of this community.

Together, they share deep knowledge and techniques that are highly relevant, deeply rich and future-forward—either online, in-person or both. Experience this outstanding learning opportunity delivered by active, exceptional professionals as they shine a light on current sector developments.

Defining the Profile of the Architect of the Future

Caterina de la Portilla, Architect and Mentor

In a liquid world in continual and accelerating transformation, we knew generations have the opportunity to reinvent our role in society by opening new lines of action where our work is truly valued, going from being simple tools used by our clients, to expert creative minds who lead these business relationships.

How Architecture & Design impact our health, well-being and happiness by Anupama Kundoo and Amelie De Marsily

Anupama Kundoo and Amelie De Marsily

Anupama Kundoo and Amélie De Marsily explore how three central pillars of happiness are impacted by the design of our homes, offices, buildings, and cities. Set against the backdrop of the recent pandemic, this online masterclass will explore non-conventional ways to produce more fulfilling environments.

Innovation in Urban Strategy by Iben Falconer

Iben Falconer, Architectural Strategist

In this online masterclass, Iben Falconer addresses how established urban design practice is changing with innovation, technology, and public engagement. Featuring topics such as the relationship between foodscapes and public health outcomes, this session is sure to be as insightful as it is eye-opening.

FAILURE / NOT FAILURE BY HUNTER TURA

Hunter Tura, CEO of YOO North America and founder and CEO of Syndicate X

Hunter Tura leads this online masterclass that explores creative practice through efficient production. By thinking in a “third way” and establishing a new creative framework, we can produce higher quality, more sustainable designs.

Design and Creativity: The Power to Shift Cultures by Rob Brown

Rob Brown, Currently BBVA’S GLOBAL CMO

In this online masterclass, Rob Brown discusses the power of design, space and culture. Using real-world examples, he will explore how these concepts can transform companies and help produce sustainable solutions.

Trends and the new digital workplace ecosystem by Xiaolin GU

Xiaolin GU, Ideation Workplace Strategist at Haworth

Xiaolin Gu discusses how the concept of workplace strategy is evolving. She will explore how, with technological advancement and changing work patterns, our search for “standard solutions” is becoming more challenging.

Your Brain on Design: The relationship between Neuroscience, Design and Wellbeing by Charrisse Johnston

Charrisse Johnston, Principal and Co-Founder of StudioSALT

Have you ever wondered why only certain designs last the test of time? What about the impact of color in eliciting hunger or sleepiness? In this online masterclass, Charrisse Johnston explores these ideas, alongside other puzzles of design.

Co-Living: Creating a New Housing Typology for the 21st Century by Nick Rees

Nick Rees, Architectural Director at The collective

Nick Rees presents the growing phenomenon of co-living and how it’s evolving as a new housing typology. During this masterclass, he will explore how it is adapting to current lifestyle trends and imagines how it might change in the future.

Creating a Business Manifesto for an Architectural Venture by Caroline Cole

Caroline Cole, Director of Colander Associates Ltd.

Architects can never settle to be good—they need to engage in active research to consistently improve their craft. This online masterclass looks at key business foundations to support creative excellence in architecture and design to unlock value and boost profit.

The making of VIΛ 57 West by Kai-Uwe Bergmann

Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner at BIG

In this virtual masterclass, Kai-Uwe will delve into the making of BIG’s VIΛ 57 West. By embracing a union between the classic American skyscraper and the communal space of a European courtyard, Kai-Uwe helped develop a new hybrid building typology that fosters a higher quality of life.

The medium is the massage by Peter Murray

Peter Murray, Writer and commentator on architecture

In this online masterclass, Peter Murray explores how branding, marketing and communications can empower architectural practices. By examining complex market relationships and using state-of-the-art tools, architects can produce designs that help achieve commercial goals.

Architects Archetypes: Epic Careers for Architects Today by Mike LaValley

Mike LaValley, Architect, Project Manager and founder of Evolving Architect

Mike LaValley discusses next steps in pursuing a career in architecture. If you’ve ever wondered what comes next after graduation, join us for this insightful online masterclass.