Bachelor in Architecture Make meaningful environments
The Bachelor in Architecture
Is for individuals who are…
able to see possibilities where others don’t. They understand that there are many ways to approach a problem and interpret the spaces around them, and are interested in the significance of scale. They want to create meaningful things for the modern society.
new ways of thinking. They want a unique program that stimulates their creative imagination, practical skills, and social understanding. A program that provides students an entrepreneurial mindset and the managerial skills needed to become an outstanding architect.
- the head of their own firm
- a sustainability expert
- an urban design specialist
- part of a major architecture or engineering studio
This bachelor degree is aimed at those who are passionate about ideas, creativity, and people, and who aspire to create innovative and meaningful environments. The program integrates technical and humanistic teaching methods, with special emphasis on design, management, and entrepreneurship. Together, these elements cultivate students’ aesthetic judgment and encourage dialogue based on the student designer's knowledge and concerns when it comes to working on design projects of all scales.
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 real-world experience in some of the most prestigious studios worldwide.
If you choose to study the Bachelor in Architecture, you will be studying in Segovia for five years.
LIVE YOUR PASSION
Why study the Bachelor in Architecture at IE University
A comprehensive program
This degree provides a unique combination of solid architectural foundations with design, innovation, and management to prepare well-rounded professionals capable of adapting and creating solutions to modern challenges.
A highly creative environment
Students are immersed in a vibrant studio atmosphere where they can develop their creativity in a dynamic working and learning environment. Thanks to the time spent in the Design Studio, you will be encouraged to engage in dialogue, collaboration, risk-taking, and innovation.
Backed by the IE School of Architecture and Design
IE School of Architecture and Design places emphasis on design, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit. Architecture students will be part of a community of students and professionals encouraged to take a creative approach to architecture and design, think critically when confronted with a challenge, and not be afraid to think outside of the traditional boundaries.
International guest speakers
Every year, the IE School of Architecture and Design brings outstanding figures in the industry and beyond to give talks on their fields of expertise. They present fresh ideas to the school and bring pioneering new design approaches to the challenges posed by contemporary society.
A global perspective
The Bachelor in Architecture is among the most international architecture programs in the world, with a learning environment and content that give you a truly global vision. You will study in a diverse community of students and professors, and will be able to take advantage of study abroad and international internship opportunities.
A PROGRAM THAT GOES BEYOND TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE
Management and visual and verbal communication skills are essential for the contemporary architect. You will learn how to define strategies, organize projects, lead teams, and communicate your vision to others. These skills, combined with a design approach, will make you stand out as a well-rounded architect capable of creating innovative environments.
IN COLLABORATION WITH TOP STUDIOS WORLDWIDE
Combining classroom learning with a real-world work environment is one of the goals of the internship program. Students have the chance to interact and learn straight from influential professionals from top studios in the field during the second semester of years 2, 3, and 4. Destinations throughout the world include not only architecture and design firms, but also magazines, museums, and NGOs.
IDEAL ENVIRONMENTS TO COLLABORATE AND EXPERIMENT
Spaces are essential in order to stimulate learning. Our open Design Studios replicate the working environment of a firm or agency. The Fabrication Laboratory, or “Fab Lab,” is a fundamental part of what we call the culture of making. It’s a space where students experiment with digital and traditional woodworking tools to truly understand how things are built. There are two parts to the Fab Lab: one which uses digital tools (CNC router, laser cutters, 3D printers) and the other which uses more traditional carpentry and shop tools, allowing students to “think with their hands.”
AN ENGAGED AND ALTERNATIVE APPROACH
The Bachelor in Architecture takes an integrated approach to learning. Our faculty is made up of architects, visual artists, designers, and engineers. They bring different perspectives to your studies and help enrich your understanding and expressive abilities.
In the last year of the course, you will experiment in areas beyond architecture and design. “Alternative Practices” is a series of courses that will enrich your perspective: “The City, Landscape, and Environment,” “Management and Entrepreneurship,” and “Design and Digital Studies.”
In Process: students exhibition
This exhibition reveals the work of IE School of Architecture & Design undergrad students and the processes behind them.
These projects are made with a variety of materials (concrete, wood, metal, plaster, cardboard), and a variety of styles (from houses to abstract art) which are our student's experimentations throughout their study years. It is also important to mention the process they took to get there: the way they thought to solve a specific problem and how they came up with a physical solution.
IE University takes an applied and studentcentered approach to education where each individual’s uniqueness is identified and students are given the chance to build their own path. You can personalize your program by adding to the core degree an area of concentration, complimentary courses, seminars, internships and IE Labs, the sum of which is a well-balanced degree program.
Students receive academic guidance from tutors and advisors who provide direction and help them to integrate the different elements of their degree in order to build a personalized academic program that matches their professional aspirations.
Relating classroom learning with a real world work environment is one of the goals of the internship program. Students have a chance to interact and learn from top professionals in the field during second semester in years 2, 3 and 4. Destinations throughout the world include not only design firms, but also magazines, museums and NGOs.Read more
FINAL DEGREE PROJECT
The Final Degree Project is a major part of the fourth year’s curriculum. Students choose their topic with faculty and are guided by their advisor, drawing upon the knowledge the student has gained from specific academic areas and internships or IE Labs projects which the student carried out during their degree program.
The IE Start-Up Lab is an incubator where students can develop their business plans and make them investment ready, with the guidance of professors and entrepreneurs. Students are given further resources with the support of IE Business School’s Venture Lab, where they can pitch their idea to potential investors at IE Venture Days and turn their ideas into reality.IE START-UP LAB
IE Labs are IE University’s alternative to traditional internships. Aimed specifically for first and second year students seeking high level internship placements, the
IE Labs provide hands-on, internshiplike experience on campus, working on projects for leading companies and institutions in a variety of sectors. Additionally, students can also carry out internships, working in different sectors and gaining professional skills and an international profile that are highly valued by employers.
Advanced Seminars complement the core degree by giving students deeper knowledge of subjects in their major area of study, and enable students to integrate other fields of study into their program.
THE FAB LAB
The Fabrication Laboratory or “Fab Lab” is a fundamental part of what we call the culture of making. It is a space where students experiment with digital and traditional woodworking tools to really understand how things go together.
There are two parts to the Fab Lab, one which uses digital tools (CNC router, laser cutters, 3D printers) and the other which uses more traditional carpentry and shop tools, allowing students to “think with their hands”.
This gives you the chance to put your work together in a computerized format, giving you the opportunity to make any necessary alterations to your design while also providing you with a platform to incorporate this function into other creations.
MEET OUR STUDENTS!
Discover the story of how our students have lived their experience at IE University
Thai student born in Bangkok studying architecture at IE University and inspired by photography. He can’t nail down which of his two passions he feels more strongly about: his love for capturing the soul of any city in the world with the camera that has become an extension of his body, or his inclination towards architecture which started at a very young age, a field some of his family members work in.DISCOVER KANAPAT'S STORY
IE University architecture student Mar Morris is passionate about horses and is training to become an expert on the big screen. The life of this 22-year-old Canarian, studying architecture in Segovia, revolves in large part around horses, an animal that she has been fascinated by since she was very young.LEARN MORE ABOUT HER PASSION
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.
We offer a series of programs. The five-year Bachelor in Architecture degree means that upon completion our students have completed all the requirements to be fully recognized architects. The various masters and special programs allow our students to acquire the skills needed in the world of architecture in order to develop successful careers. Moreover, all this is combined with direct and continuous contact with leading international professionals in architecture and design that confer to each of our programs the added value of learning from the experience of leaders in their fields.Learn more
IE School of Architecture and Design understands that collaboration, especially on an international level, contributes to our community. Recognizing and appreciating diverse outlooks by studying and working with others in different places and in different settings enhances the overall academic experience.Learn more
The Bachelor in Architecture leads the “Hidden Gems in Global Architecture Education” category in the ranking from Design Intelligence magazine 2010. This USA ranking is the most prestigious regarding architecture and design schools. Design Intelligence decided for the first time to consider foreign schools and to reward the ones that are pushing the boundaries of innovation, creativity and global commitment.