Combining expert academics and professionals from IE School of Architecture and Design and IE Business School, the Master in Business for Architecture and Design includes world-class faculty. Led by Jerónimo Van Schendel Erice, the team consists of leading professionals who bring real-world experience to the classroom, creating a practical and relevant learning experience. Professors stay up-to-date with global trends, helping students become the professionals ready to tackle real-world challenges now and in the future.
The faculty of the Master in Business for Architecture and Design includes a combination of academics from IE School of Architecture and Design, IE Business School and top practitioners. Many of the faculty are entrepreneurs, executives, academic experts and authors who hold executive positions in start-ups or multinationals and who have been published in top journals. Their know-how and market awareness make them perfect for bringing intellectual diversity and practical insights into the classroom, enabling students to deal with real-life and challenging situations.
Jerónimo van Schendel is the Director of the Master in Business for Architecture and Design at IE School of Architecture and Design.
He is a Spanish Architect, graduated from ETSAM in 2011 and Master in Architecture (M.Arch II) with Distinction, from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, since 2016.
He has worked with some of the most renowned architects in Spain such as Cruz y Ortiz, Rafael Moneo, and AS+, and is an IDEO SF CoLab Fellow 2016 (IoT & Blockchain Innovation Lab). After serving as Office Manager at Ábalos + Sentkiewicz AS+, with several projects in Spain, China and Latin América, he started a new professional endeavor in 2020, founding and leading www.Bildia.com a platform fo r integrated procurement in construction.
His teaching and independent work is focused on identifying scalable entrepreneurship opportunities in the intersection of design, AEC, and technology, mainly through platform business models.
• Co-Founder and Director of Bildia, from 2020
• In the past: worked in different renowned architect firms in Spain (Cruz y Ortiz, Rafael Moneo, and AS+, among others)
• IDEO SF CoLab Fellow 2016 (IoT & Blockchain Innovation Lab)
• Director of the Master in Business for Architecture and Design
• Adjunct Professor in different programs at IE School of Architecture and Design
• Architect. ETSAM, Madrid, 2011
• MArch II. Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2016
One of the most exciting and promising conditions of our time is change. Deep transformations are taking place in the world of design in general, in architecture, engineering and construction, as well as in other industries related to cities and the built environment.
In the past, the traditional approach to design gave little attention to anything beyond the act of creating physical spaces. Today, our impact as professionals increasingly depends on widening our vision, identifying new business opportunities, fresh approaches to problem-solving and renewed ways to create value through design.
It also resides in understanding how to work across disciplines with innovation-driven rather than authorship-driven teams, in communicating well, applying principles of management, finance and strategy wisely and embracing technology and agility in organizations.
To affect positive change and gain relevance, we need to develop a vision for creative leadership that represents this mindset, the shared territories and the mutual empowerment between business and design. A vision that helps us to define, communicate and leverage our unique value for society as a group, and our differentiation as individuals to make great things happen.
Director of Master in Business for Architecture and Design
Co-Founder at Bildia