Visionizing Architecture

Get a life vision on architecture from three acknowledged architects within a short period of time, is a rare happening. The students of the IE Master in Architectural Management & Design can enjoy those insights on a regular basis. The Architect’s Backstage lecture series will enrich the students experience through direct exposure to leaders of top architecture…


Sustainable Architecture: IE´s Paper Pavilion

Last week Japanese architect Shigeru Ban was at IE Business School in Madrid for the official opening of his latest construction, a temporary pavilion made of 173 paper tubes.

The Pavilion is located in the grounds of IE’s Madrid campus and will be used to host executive education events and other activities. Ban has gained increasing recognition over the last two decades for his architectonic projects, not only because of his innovative use of materials but also for his commitment to humanitarian aid initiatives. Other participants in the event included Santiago Iñiguez, Dean of IE Business School and President of IE University, Fernando Serrano-Súñer, the Spanish architect who headed the construction, Martha Thorne, Vice Dean for External Relations at IE School of Architecture, and Jaime de Jaraíz, Vice President of LG España.

“IE’s culture and Shigeru Ban’s work share a commitment to sustainability, the humanistic spirit, and the blending of multiple cultures,” said Santiago Iñiguez, Dean of IE Business School and President of IE University. “The Pavilion opened here today will serve as a hub for the exchange of ideas in a place that is light, open, elegant and functional, while its ephemeral nature serves to remind us of the need for the permanent transformation of knowledge.”

Watch the inaugural speech from Shigeru Ban:

The structural design is eminently efficient. It took only two weeks to build, is based on sustainability objectives, and there was a requirement that it be a temporary construction. It is made of 173 paper tubes held together by timber joints that rest on paper columns.



The profesor of  IE School of Architecture, Andy Bäcker is a finalist with a special mention in the 2nd Green ICT Application Challenge, organized by UIT and Telefónica, in support of “International year for Sustainable Energy for All”. The title of Bäcker´s project is “Sure”, it is a transparent, interactive, voluntary and fun certification system to…


Design thinking – for MBA only!

The IE International MBA starts with an innovative, constantly changing module called LAUNCH. In past edition, students had to play basketball, talk like actors and develop their creative side guided by the Architecture Association of London.

In this year edition, the IE School of Architecture created a workshop related to Design Thinking. Enjoy the video!

Architecture and Technology: IE University launches its first tablet-based program

The innovative master in management and design for architects is the world’s first postgraduate program to combine creativity and management – it now adds a third angle: technology!

IE University is using Toshiba’s Folio 100 to develop Spain’s first tablet-based academic program. The tablets play an integral role in the University’s Master in Architectural Management and Design (MAMD) program run by IE School of Architecture, with a student body comprised of ten nationalities. All students on the program have a Toshiba Folio100 which they use to communicate with their professors and among themselves, as well as to access practical cases and notes, and to work with different multimedia applications.
Toshiba’s Folio 100 is the only educational platform the student needs for this postgraduate master program, which means there is no need for traditional note-taking. All materials pertaining to the courses that make up the program can be kept on just one learning device.
At the start of the program each student received a Folio 100, using it from the outset to read practical case studies and recommended books, as well as to access the University’s online campus. They will also be using the device to follow video conferences and maintain constant lines of communication with professors and classmates during the online periods of the program.


Architecture, Management & Design Debate Among Top Experts

IE School of Architecture recently presented its new Master in Architectural Management & Design in London. Influential architects, academics and journalists discussed the need for improved management skills in architecture practices. Featured participants: Christine Murray, Editor, The Architects’ Journal  Ken Shuttleworth, Make Architects Ron Sidell, Sidell Gibson Architects Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA & Professor, MAMD,…


Rock ‘n’ Roll Architecture

It happened in the IE Bachelor in Architecture, subject: Design Studio II… Professor Manuel Ocaña, invited architect and researcher Carlos Ramos to one of his lectures. Carlos’ conference was entitled out Towards Rocking Architecture. – A retrospective insight into space and sound throughout four short stories.- and talked about the influences rock music could have on architecture. As well…


IE University: Hidden Gem in Global Architecture Education

The Bachelor in Architecture from IE University leads the “Hidden Gems in Global architecture Education” category in the recent ranking from Design Intelligence magazine. This US ranking is the most prestigious regarding Architecture and Design Schools.  In the 11th edition of America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools published at the beginning of November, Design Intelligence decided for the first…


Pritzker-Hyatt Scholarships for the IE Bachelor in Architecture

The Pritzker-Hyatt scholarships, for the education of professionals in the world of Architecture, are directed toward students of IE University’s Bachelor in Architecture + Business. The IE Foundation and Pritzker-Hyatt have signed an agreement, offering two scholarships to candidates that have successfully completed the admission process, therefore being admitted to the IE School of Architecture,…