International Architectural Education Summit 2011


June 24-26, 2011, in Madrid/Segovia
Jointly organized by UCLA, Los Angeles and IE School of Architecture

“The department plans to bring into focus the forces that are shaping the future of architecture and urban design along these border conditions by broadening and enriching the learning opportunities for students and faculty that will have important impacts on the profession.” Hitoshi Abe

This 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.  The 2011 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 facets of interdisciplinary collaboration, opportunities and challenges of education in a digital environment, alternative educational platforms, and the need for and implications of global outreach.

2011 Participants include:
Hitoshi Abe-Chair, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, UCLA, Los Angeles
Stan Allen – Dean School of Architecture, Princeton University
Neelkanth Chhaya – Dean Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India
Preston Scott Cohen – Chair&Gerald M. McCue Professor of Architecture, Harvard University-GSD, Cambridge,
Hans-Jürgen Commerell – Director ANCB (Aedes Network Campus Berlin), Berlin
Peter Cook – Professor, The Bartlett School of Architecture/ Staedelschule Frankfurt
Marcos Cruz – Director, The Bartlett School of Architecture, London
Odile Decq –General Director, École Spéciale d'Architecture, Paris
Rob Docter – General Director, Berlage Institute, Rotterdam
Nobuaki Furuya – Professor Department, Waseda University, Tokyo
Branko Kolarevic – Associate Dean, Prof. & Chair in Integrated Design, Faculty of Envir. Design University of Calgary
Winy Maas – Director of “The Why Factory,” Delft University of Technology, Delft
Thom Mayne –Distinguished Professor, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, UCLA, Los Angeles
Yasuaki Onoda – Professor, Department of Architecture and Building Science, Tohoku University
Mónica Ponce de Leon – Dean, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, U of Michigan
Wolf D. Prix – Head of the Institute for Architecture, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Javier Quintana – Dean, School of Architecture, IE University, Segovia-Madrid
Donna V. Robertson – Dean, College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Wang Shu – Head of Architecture Department, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
Brett Steele – Director, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London
Martha Thorne – Associate Dean for External Relations, School of Architecture, IE University, Segovia-Madrid
Mark Wigley – Dean, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University, New York


Thom Mayne’s talk with Martha Thorne
Guest Speakers at IE : Thom Mayne, "Architecture and Education"
Architecture Deans talk about the future of Education

Architect’s Newspaper Article link

Studiobanana.TV IAES