Bachelor in Architectural Studies

Make meaningful environments
Recognition as "A Hidden Gem of Global Architecture Education".
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Bachelor in Architectural Studies
Is for individuals who are…

able to see possibilities where others can’t. It’s for people who approach problems from a number of angles, taking special interest in interpreting space and understanding the significance of scale.

Looking for…

a program that reinvents architectural education. For those who want to stimulate their creativity, work with the latest technologies, and address the challenges of sustainability. A program that gives students an entrepreneurial mindset and the skills needed to be leaders in the transformation of the built environment.

To become...
  • the head of their own firm
  • a sustainability expert
  • an urban design specialist
  • part of a major architecture or engineering studio
The Bachelor in Architectural Studies prepares students to transform the world and to make meaningful environments. With a project-based approach to learning and a diverse body of faculty and students, the program synthesizes creative, technical, environmental, and social considerations, and is driven by a forward-looking and entrepreneurial spirit. We teach our students to master the essential tools and skills of the architect, while simultaneously encouraging them to think broadly and creatively about how these tools and skills might be used in the future.

Thanks to IE School of Architecture and Design’s international recognition, this bachelor’s degree has an exclusive internship program that will allow you to gain invaluable work experience in some of the most prestigious studios worldwide.

This program provides access to the one-year Master in Architecture, which is required in order to achieve professional licensure in Spain and the European Union.

The Bachelor in Architectural Studies is fully compliant with the Bologna Process, and is accredited by the Spanish government and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
DURATION

5 years

LANGUAGE

English

LOCATION

Segovia and Madrid

Intake

September

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LOCATION

You will spend the first three years at the campus in Segovia, before moving to Madrid for the last two years.

LIVE YOUR PASSION

Why study the Bachelor in Architectural Studies at IE University?

Program Overview

TAKING YOU TO THE CUTTING EDGE OF ARCHITECTURAL TRENDS

The contemporary architect needs a full visual and verbal communication skill-set. Define strategies, organize projects, lead teams and share your vision on a creative, design-led program. Become an architect for the modern world, ready to innovate and create in every environment.

IN COLLABORATION WITH TOP STUDIOS WORLDWIDE

A core function of the program is to combine classroom learning with real-world work experience. Learn and interact from top studio professionals on their turf during the second semesters of year 2, 3 and 4. With a host of world-wide destinations including magazines, museums, NGOs as well as architecture and design firms, students are sure to find an experience to help them achieve their career goals.

IDEAL ENVIRONMENTS TO COLLABORATE AND EXPERIMENT

The right space spurs the imagination. Our open Design Studios create an innovative learning environment, replicating that of a firm or agency. Our “culture of making” is further emphasised through the “Fab Lab”, a space for students to experiment with digital and traditional woodworking tools to fuel practical constructional understanding. The Fab Lab is divided into two: the digital part with a CNC router, laser cutters and 3D printers, and the other with traditional, hands-on carpentry tools.

A COMBINATION OF IN-DEPTH ARCHITECTURAL FUNDAMENTALS WITH A WIDER REACH

A firm understanding of the fundamentals and the application of architecture to society are key to life as an architect. This knowledge, combined with a design approach, an entrepreneurial mindset, and advanced management and communication skills will make you stand out as a versatile architect, capable of creating innovative environments and spaces.

PROGRAM RECOGNITION

Design Intelligence

Just two years after it was established, the Bachelor in Architectural Studies was recognized as a “Hidden Gem of Global Architecture Education” by Design Intelligence, a bi-monthly journal renowned in the sector.

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Singapore Accreditation

IE School of Architecture and Design is the first Spanish academic institution to be accredited by Singapore, a country renowned for its innovative and vibrant approach to architecture. With this accreditation, our graduates will be able to work with the same footing as graduates from the two Singaporean schools of architecture and expand their global employment opportunities.

THE FAB LAB

The Fabrication Laboratory or “Fab Lab” is an important part of our “culture of making.” It is a space for students to experiment with digital and traditional shop tools to fuel practical constructional understanding. The Fab Lab is divided into two: the digital part with a CNC router, laser cutters and 3D printers, and the other with traditional, hands-on carpentry tools.

This gives you the chance to put your work together in a computerized format, allowing you to make any necessary alterations to your design while also providing you with a platform to incorporate this function into other creations.

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IE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

IE School of Architecture & Design places emphasis on excellence in design, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our students are encouraged to take a creative approach to architecture, learn the latest digital skills in a contemporary context, and develop talents to become leaders in a changing field. IE School of Architecture & Design is part of a broader university, which supports learning across disciplines, especially the humanities and business.

OUR PROGRAMS

There is a wide variety of programs on offer in the School of Architecture and Design. The five-year Bachelor in Architectural Studies degree qualifies participants to be fully professional architects, while our masters and specialized programs allow students to further their career development. All degrees place emphasis on direct and continuous contact with leading international professionals in architecture and design, providing our students with the experience they need to make their mark in the industry.

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PARTNERS, EXCHANGE, INTERNSHIPS

IE School of Architecture and Design understands the importance of collaboration on our community. Recognizing and appreciating diverse, international outlooks through global partnerships as well as study and work abroad programs enhances the overall academic experience.

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Master in Architecture

This one-year Master program takes a step forward into advanced design and the management skills needed to succeed in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry today. It is an advanced program that builds on students’ previous knowledge of theoretical and practical principles.

The program involves rigorous research and project-based work, and you are constantly encouraged to develop and apply an entrepreneurial spirit. Throughout the year you will work on a thesis project comprised of 3 modules, and will also take part in an advanced design studio and a construction workshop. The Master in Architecture will enable you to enhance your creativity and organization skills, your strategic vision and also help you develop and demonstrate your project management skills in an advanced level.

Upon completion of the Master, you will be fully equipped with the skills and expertise needed to work as a versatile and fully-rounded architect and design entrepreneur. This is necessary to access the regulated profession of architecture in the European Union.

To commence this Master program you will need at least 300 credits in Architectural Studies.

Design in the age of technology

How will the increasing pace of technological change impact tomorrow’s architects and designers?

How robots are rewriting the rules?

Before designers and architects pour forth their visions for a better world, first they need to know what technologies are reshaping our future.

Is technology a solution or a tool?

For many, technology is the solution to any challenge. As software becomes increasingly complex, it is able to manage and model new shapes, sizes and structures of buildings.

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