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The faculty of the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces includes a combination of academics and practitioners from IE School of Architecture & Design and IE Business School.

Renowned for its marked focus on the entrepreneurial spirit and its humanistic approach, IE’s world-class faculty is comprised of entrepreneurs, executives, academic experts and authors. Many of these professionals have had executive positions in start-up companies or multinationals or have been published in top journals. As professors, they bring intellectual diversity and practical insights into the classroom to create challenging and enriching programs.

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ProfileGuzmán de Yarza

Director Master in Strategic Design of Spaces

Guzmán de Yarza

Director Master in Strategic Design of Spaces

Guzmán is currently the Head of Workplace Strategy & Design at JLL Spain, one of the leading real estate consultancies in the world having presence in 200+ offices in more than 80 countries. From this position he is assessing some of the most innovative companies and corporations in ways in which they can improve their performance through interventions in their working environments. He is currently working in some large scale projects such as the new HQ for Groupe Renault Spain or the Workplace Strategy & Change Management for a new 45.000 m2 building in Barcelona that will be hosting 2.800+ employees of the Catalan Government.

Before joining JLL he was one of the four founders of the architectural firm J1Arquitectos, an award-winning office of architecture based in Madrid where he was involved in the designing of residential and commercial buildings, educational facilities and other typologies including interior design and master planning.

Some of his works were awarded and published internationally in media like Arquitectura Viva, The Phaidon Atlas of World Architecture, C3 in Korea, Dezeen, Architizer and many other online and offline magazines around the world.

As a scholar he is currently the Academic Director of the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces by the IE School of Architecture and Design, and international graduate program designed in partnership with the Royal College of Art in London that is educating professionals in the design strategies of the spaces that foster innovation. He also runs a Design Studio in the second year of the bachelor in architecture.

Guzmán obtained his PhD at the Polytechnical School of Madrid in February 2016, with the thesis “José de Yarza García, European links within spanish peripheral modernity”, which was awarded with Cum Laude.

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Jacob Benbunan

Space as Brand

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Javier Bernad

Presentation and Communication

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Ignacio Calles

Digital Environments

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Izaskun Chinchilla

Research, Engagement and Social Impact

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Guzmán de Yarza

Director Master in Strategic Design of Spaces

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Edgar González

Director of Bachelor in Design

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Manuel Jiménez Hidalgo de Torralba

Negotiation and Decision Making

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Jeffrey Ludlow

The Culture of Innovation in Retail / Final Thesis / Intro Design Studio II

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Laura Maguire

Teamwork

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Cristina Mateo

Executive Director of IE School of Architecture and Design

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Carmen Morales

Organizational Behaviour for Innovation

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María Elvira Muñoz Beraza

Design for Business Lab / Final Thesis

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Jeremy Myerson

Design Ethnography / Field Work / Social Design Lab

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María Nesdale

Design for Learning Lab / Final Thesis

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Primo Orpilla

Workplace Design in the Silicon Valley

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Diego Romón

Negotiation and Decision Making

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Philip Tidd

Introduction to Workplace Consultancy