International Architectural Education Summit, IE University Event, IAES, Madrid

International Architectural Education Summit, IE University Event, IAES

International Architectural Education Summit : IE University

International Architectural Education Event – IAES Madrid

10 Jun 2011

International Architectural Education Summit

Deans of leading schools of architecture to meet at IE University

24 – 26 Jun 2011

– IE School of Architecture and UCLA will co-organize the second edition of the International Architectural Education Summit
– This year’s summit will center on Innovation in Architectural Education
– The event will take place in Madrid and Segovia on June 24-26
– 20 deans of architecture schools from the US, Europe and Asia will participate
– The keynote address will be given by architect Thom Mayne.

International Architectural Education Summit
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Madrid, May 18th 2011. On June 24-26 IE School of Architecture will host the second edition of the International Architectural Education Summit, a bi-annual meeting of deans and directors of the world´s top architecture schools. The summit was first held two years ago in Tokyo by UCLA’s Director of Architecture and Urban Design, Hitoshi Abe.

“Globalization, technology, and other challenges have clearly impacted architecture. The academics gathering at the Summit clearly see the importance of looking towards the future.” says Hitoshi Abe, Director of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA.

The 2011 Summit will bring together top educators from around the world to debate pressing issues facing architectural education, with a special focus on Innovation in Architectural Education, and to explore ways to assure excellence within the changing academic, professional and global arenas.

“Architecture education and the profession are at a crossroads. The Summit is a timely and unique opportunity to debate innovative alternatives for the future from multiple perspectives.” says Martha Thorne, Associate Dean of External Relations at IE School of Architecture and co-organizer of the summit.

Participating schools include UCLA, Harvard, AA, Bartlett School of Architecture, Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture (Paris), IIT College of Architecture, Berlage Institute, University of Calgary, ANCB, University of Michigan, Delft University of Technology, Princeton, China Academy of Art, CEPT University (Ahmedabad), Waseda University (Tokyo), Columbia and IE School of Architecture – IE University. Their deans and directors will discuss the future of education.

Throughout the three-day conference specific panels will address facets of interdisciplinary collaboration, the opportunities and challenges of education in a digital environment, alternative educational platforms, and the need for and implications of global outreach.

The Summit will open on June 24 with a public address by Thom Mayne at CaixaForum Madrid, (in a building designed by Herzog and de Meuron), and will continue on Saturday and Sunday with four panel sessions, complete with discussions, held in the convent, founded in the 13th century, that houses the IE University campus in Segovia.

Find more information on the agenda, registration and speakers : http://www.iaes.aud.ucla.edu/

About IE School of Architecture

IE School of Architecture has been recently listed by DesignIntelligence Journal (US) as “Hidden Gem of Global Education in Architecture”. IE School of Architecture trains architects who go on to become global leaders of excellence in design, innovation and management. The school offers bachelor and master degrees in architecture and design.

About Thom Mayne
Thom Mayne (b. January 19, 1944, in Waterbury, Connecticut) is a Los Angeles-based architect. Educated at University of Southern California (1969) and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1978, Mayne helped found the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in 1972, where he is a trustee. Since then he has held teaching positions at SCI-Arc, the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is principal of Morphosis, an architectural firm in Santa Monica, California. Mayne received the Pritzker Architecture Prize in March 2005.

International Architectural Education Summit 2011 – Details

Speakers and Program

The first international summit, co-organized by UCLA and Tokyo University was held at Tokyo University in July 2009. The summit will be held every two years at a different venue. The 2011 edition, hosted by IE School of Architecture, will take place on June 24-26, 2011.

The organizational effort, collaboration between UCLA and IE, will bring together internationally renowned architects, educators, and scholars to explore trends, issues, and research in architectural education worldwide.

Caixa Forum
Herzog de Meuron
Caixa Forum Madrid Herzog de Meuron
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Caixa Forum Madrid

IAES Program Outline

June 24, 2011 19:00 hours
Keynote Lecture: Thom Mayne
Venue: CaixaForum, Madrid

June 25, 2011
Morning session: Segovia IE University, Refectorio
09:30 – 10:00 Hall opens
10:30 – 10:45 Welcome and introduction

10:45 – 13:00 Symposium 1
Theme: Interdisciplinary Collaboration – Reality, Opportunity or the Erosion of Architecture?
Odile Decq – Director General, Ecole Spécialel d’Architecture, Paris
Hitoshi Abe – Chair of Department of Architecture and Urban Design, UCLA
Donna V. Robertson – Dean, College of Architecture Illinois Institute of Architecture
Javier Quintana – Dean, IE University, School of Architecture

Rob Docter – General Director Berlage Institute

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break (IE University Segovia)

Afternoon session: Segovia IE University, Refectorio
14:15 – 16:00 Symposium 2
Theme: Alternative Educational Platforms
Peter Cook –The Bartlett School of Architecture/ Staedelschule de Frankfut (retired)
Hans-Jürgen Commerell – Director ANCB (Aedes Network Campus Berlin)

Winy Maas – Director of “The Why Factory”, Delft University of Technology
Martha Thorne – Associate Dean of External Relationships, IE University, School of Architecture

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 – 18:30 Symposium 3
Theme: Education in the Digital Age
Preston Scott Cohen – Chair and Gerald M. McCue Professor of Architecture, Harvard University, GSD
Branko Kolarevic – Associate Dean, Prof. and Chair in Integrated Design, U. of Calgary, Faculty of Envir.Design
Monica Ponce de Leon – U. of Michigan, A. Alfred Taubman College of Arch. and Urban Planning
Marcos Cruz – Director of the Bartlett School of Architecture

18:30 – 19:30 Exhibition and reception

21:30 Dinner in Segovia

June 26, 2011

09:30 – 10:00 Hall opens

10:00 – 12:00 Symposium 4 and Roundtable discussion
Theme: Global Outreach – Needs and Implications
Stan Allen – Dean School of Architecture, Princeton University

Wang Shu – Head of Architecture Department, China Academy of Art, HangZhou, China
Neelkanth Chhaya – Dean Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India
Nobuaki Furuya – Waseda University, Japan
Brett Steele – Director, Architectural Association, School of Architecture, London
Mark Wigley – Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University

12:00 – 12:30 Conclusion

12:45 Return to Madrid

14:30 Lunch in Madrid


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