Dezeen promotion: the IE School of Architecture and Design has launched a new edition of its MBArch Entrepreneurship Challenge, which calls for designers to solve the challenges currently facing the built environment.
The school calls for individuals working in interior design, civil engineering, architecture, urban design, planning, and construction to provide bold and creative ideas "able to harness change as an opportunity for innovation".
"Today's rapidly changing world calls for entrepreneurs who question the status quo and can leverage people, resources, and processes to produce dynamic solutions," said the IE School of Architecture and Design.
"As spatial design activities and the global construction industry experience unprecedented transformation, there are endless opportunities for those with the courage to stand up and take them."
The challenge opened on 11 October and is open to professionals with two to ten years of design experience.
It intends to demonstrate the IE School of Architecture and Design's commitment to enabling students to discover new perspectives, encouraging them to develop solutions to become the next generation of leaders.
Candidates can register for free online. They will be asked a questionnaire that focuses on a problem in the design industry and how they would go about solving it.
"You are challenged to identify this problem, frame its opportunity, and upload transformative ideas or reference points for potential solutions," said IE School of Architecture and Design.
There will be five first-place prizes that give the winners admission to the IE Master in Business for Architecture and Design 2022-2023 academic year and a €12,000 scholarship towards the programme's tuition fees.
There will also be three second-place prizes. Candidates will also get admission to the IE Master in Business for Architecture and Design 2022-2023 academic year, with a €7,000 scholarship towards the tuition fees.
The competition's jury is made up of Cristina Mateo, associate dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, Mauricio Tessi Weiss, investment manager at CEMEX Ventures, Maximiliano Arrocet, director at AL_A Architecture Studio, and Jerónimo Van Schendel, Spanish architect and academic director of the Master in Business for Architecture and Design course.
Challenge runs until 3 December with finalists announced on 17 December
"This challenge demonstrates IE Architecture and Design's commitment to helping our students develop new design perspectives," said the university.
"Students are encouraged to discover creative and innovative solutions to become the next generation of leaders in their field."
The challenge is open for applications until 3 December 2021 and the finalists will be announced on 17 December 2021.
To learn more about the competition, visit the school's website.
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