Martha Thorne US
Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design in Madrid and Segovia (ES) and former Director of Pritzker Architecture Prize
Martha Thorne is Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design in Madrid and Segovia, Spain, one of five schools that comprise IE University, an international and very innovative private institution. From 2005 to 2021, she served as Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Her interests reside in the future of cities and the transformation of architecture and design education for the major challenges of the 21st century. She is author of books related to architecture of the 20th Century and articles for architectural journals and encyclopedias. She has served on juries and often participates in international symposia. Thorne holds a Bachelor in Urban Studies, a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and she undertook additional studies at the London School of Economics.