First Masters Degree in Architectural Management and Design launches in Madrid
A world first occurred on Monday 31st January when nearly twenty young independent architecture professionals and employees/partners at practices across the globe gathered at IE School of Architecture in Madrid. The students are taking part in a new advanced design and business management course hosted by the School which is the first of its kind, and heralded from countries such as Germany, Canada, Colombia, Belgium, Spain, Mexico, UK, Russia, Syria, and Uruguay.
The course was kicked off by a keynote conference on customer relationships by Andrew Philips, Director at David Chipperfield Architects, with lectures by Foster + Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Snohetta, SOM, SBC and Kristine Fallon arranged for later in the programme. Philips highlighted his belief that: “great buildings are due to the result of the implication and motivation of all the stakeholders in a same project, clients, manufacturers and the proper design team.”
The Master in Architectural Management and Design consists of two three-week face-to-face modules, one currently in progress in Madrid and the second in London this July, with the majority of classes undertaken online. Split into 6 modules - The Architect as Entrepreneur I. Fundamentals; The Architect as Business Person I. Fundamentals; The Architect as Designer; The Architect as Business Person Ii. Advanced Fundamentals; The Architect as Entrepreneur Ii. Architecture Venture Lab; and Soft Skills - the course combines advanced design skills with discussions and hands-on practice about business expertise in the field of architecture.