Martha Thorne

Dean at IE School of Architecture and Design

 

MARTHA THORNE is dean of IE School of Architecture and Design, one of five schools at an innovative, private university in Madrid and Segovia, Spain. She is also executive director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, a position she has held since 2005. Her interests reside in the future of cities and the transformation of architecture and design education for the major challenges of the 21st century.

In recent years, Ms. Thorne has facilitated competitions and led the architecture selection process for various public institutions and universities. She was a member of the jury for the international prize, ArcVision-Women and Architecture Award and the board of the International Archive of Women in Architecture.

Thorne holds a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Affairs from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She undertook additional studies at the London School of Economics.

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