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This second edition of the International Architectural Education Summit in Spain will examine Innovation in Architectural Education. Experts will present their views, debate current modes, and investigate possible new directions in architectural education. Panel discussions will address four themes: interdisciplinary collaboration, alternative educational platforms, opportunities and challenges of education in a digital environment, and the need for and implications of global outreach.

The event brings together internationally renowned architects, educators, and scholars to explore trends, issues, and research in architectural education worldwide. The inaugural 2009 summit held at Tokyo University focused on how globalization has affected architectural education as a discipline and its relation to the profession.


June 24, 2011 - CaixaForum, Madrid19:00 hours Keynote Lecture: Thom Mayne June 25, 2011
08:00 – Bus departs from Madrid for Segovia - IE University (AC-Recoletos Hotel, C/ Recoletos 18)

Morning session Segovia IE University, Aula Magna

09:30 – 10:00 Hall opens
10:30 – 10:45 Welcome and introduction
10:45 – 13:00 Symposium 1

Theme 1: Interdisciplinary Collaboration - Reality, Opportunity or the Erosion of Architecture?
Odile Decq – Director General, Ecole Special d'Architecture, Paris
Hitoshi Abe – Chair of Department of Architecture and Urban Design Department, UCLA, Los Ángeles
Donna V. Robertson – Dean, College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Javier Quintana – Dean, School of Architecture, IE University, Madrid/Segovia
Rob Docter – General Director, Berlage Institute, Rotterdam

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break IE University, Segovia

Afternoon session Segovia IE University, Aula Magna

14:15 – 16:00 Symposium 2

Theme 2: Alternative Educational Platforms
Peter Cook – The Bartlett School of Architecture, London/ Staedelschule Frankfurt
Hans-Jürgen Commerell – Director, ANCB - Aedes Network Campus Berlin
Winy Maas – Director of “The Why Factory”, Delft University of Technology
Yasuaki Onoda – Professor, Department of Architecture and Building Science, Tohoku University
Martha Thorne – Associate Dean for External Relations, School of Architecture, IE University, Madrid/Segovia

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 18:30 Symposium 3

Theme 3: Education in the Digital Age
Wolf D. Prix
– Head of the Institute for Architecture, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Preston Scott Cohen – Chair and Gerald M. McCue Professor of Architecture, GSD, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Branko Kolarevic – Associate Dean, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary
Mónica Ponce de Leon – Dean, A. Alfred Taubman College of Arch. and Urban Planning, U. of Michigan
Marcos Cruz – Director of The Bartlett School of Architecture, London

18:30 – 20:00 Exhibition and reception IE University, Segovia June 26, 2011
Morning session
Segovia IE University, Aula Magna

09:30 – 10:00 Hall opens
10:00 – 12:00 Symposium 4 and Roundtable discussion

Theme 4: Global Outreach - Needs and Implications
Stan Allen
– Dean, School of Architecture, Princeton University
Brett Steele – Director, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London
Wang Shu – Head of Architecture Department, China Academy of Art, HangZhou, China
Neelkanth Chhaya – Dean, Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India
Nobuaki Furuya – Professor of Architecture, Waseda University, Tokyo
Mark Wigley – Dean, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University, New York

12:00 – 12:30 Conclusion
12:45 Return to Madrid - Bus leaves from Segovia (IE University) for Madrid


The Registration fee of 75 includes attendance at all sessions in Segovia June 25 and June 26; lunch June 25th; reception on June 25th.

The June 24 inaugural lecture in Madrid is free and open to the public.


Innovation in Architectural Education - Projects from Architecture Schools Worldwide

Opening reception: 18:30h, Saturday June 25 2011 - IE University Campus, Segovia

This exhibition brings together work from all of the participating universities. It showcases the projects, positions, and practices being produced in architecture schools around the globe.

Further informations

The event was co-organized by UCLA, Los Angeles and IE School of Architecture, Spain

International Architectural Education Summit 2011

from 24/06/2011
to 26/06/2011

Caixa Forum Madrid
Paseo del Prado, 36
28014 Madrid, España
Lun-dom, de 10 a 20h. Cierra los días 25 de dic, y 1 y 6 de ene


IE School of Architecture - Segovia University Campus
Cardenal Zúñiga 12
40003 Segovia

UCLA and IE school of architecture
Madrid España


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