The IE Design council

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At IE, or more specifically IE school of Architecture and Design, there is a community of varying members that together make up the Design Council.

This community is made up of four types of members which will work together in a project-based methodology:


The advisors are renowned and influential professionals that have their finger on the pulse of the broad world of design. They will define the Council´s agenda, the most important issues to tackle, which are mainly related to worldwide problems. Find below the list of advisors:

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Design studios

The studios are the design professionals who take on challenging projects for their clients and seek to develop them using ingenuity and the latest innovative aspects of design and creative thinking. They will also bring projects to IE students to collaborate on, fostering a hands-on learning environment. These are the studios part of the DC:


Business and institutions

The business and institutions are those that know the value of design today and who use it in their day-to-day business or institutional activities. These companies and public institutions will bring challenging projects to collaborate with IE University´s students and professors to define the problem and work on possible innovation solutions:

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We believe that in the modern day it is of the utmost importance to combine professionals, industry and academia to form a source of invaluable insight and knowledge. Our school seeks to form a strong bond between education and the real world, to understand the latest social tendencies and cutting edge design trends, and our partners in the field keep us up-to-date on what is really happening.

Bachelor in Design Director Edgar Gonzalez explains the Design Council: