Over more than 20 years, IAAC has received and been home to over 1500 students from more than 100 countries, including China, the UK, the USA, Australia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Peru, Germany, Iran, Thailand, Russia, Turkey, India, Poland, Cyprus, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain, Guatemala, Bangladesh, Colombia, Korea and more, making it an exceptionally international and multicultural place.

IAAC’s Alumni community is an active and dynamic network of visionary professionals distributed around the world, promoting principles and applications of Advanced Architecture and collaborating with IAAC in multiple academic and international research operations.

IAAC Alumni Map
IAAC Alumni Map

IAAC welcomes back its former students for the 4th Global Alumni Meeting

IAAC hosted its 4th Global Alumni Meeting, featuring an impressive lineup of Alumni who came back to Barcelona to presented their latest works.

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4th Global Alumni Meeting Programme Announced: Join IAAC in Barcelona this Spring!

IAAC is proud to invite you to the 4th Global Alumni Meeting that will take place in Barcelona on April 28th and 29th, 2023. Join us!

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4th Global Alumni Meeting Announced: Join the Call for Speakers!

IAAC is proud to finally announce its 4th Global Alumni Meeting that will take place in Barcelona Friday, 28th of April 2023. Submit your proposal before midnight of January 21st, 2023.

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3rd Global IAAC Alumni Meeting – Venue & Speakers Announced!

In the last 18 years, the IAAC has opened its doors to more than 1,000 students from more than 70 countries. Some of the most…

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3rd Global Alumni Meeting Announced – Join the Call for Speakers!

IAAC is proud to finally announce its 3rd Global Alumni Meeting! For this very special occasion, we would like to extend an invitation to all…

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Join IAAC at the Celebrations for the End of 2017 Academic Year The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia prepares itself for the end of…

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IAAC is proud to finally announce its 2nd Global Alumni Meeting!

For this very special occasion, we would like to extend an invitation to all our Alumni around the globe to join us on the 19th…

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IAAC is proud to finally announce its 2nd Global Alumni Meeting!

IAAC feels very proud about its Alumni community, and knows they’ve become game-changers and pioneers in their respective fields of work; for these reasons and as part…

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Stay updated with the latest news of the IAAC Alumni Community and their amazing achievements:

Tres Alumni del MOeC ganan una mención en el Festival Concéntrico

Los Alumni del MOeC 2022-23 participaron al Festival Concéntrico con la propuesta Contraculturas ¡Viva La Ciudad!

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The explorative journey into waste-based materials of an MDEF alumni

Julia Steketee shares her experience as an MDEF student and Fab Lab Barcelona staff member while allowing us to take a peek into her practice.

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Alumni Success Stories – Petra Garajová and Annah-Ololade Sangosanya

IAAC Alumni have been awarded by Lenzing with the “Young Scientist Award” for their Fabricademy final research projects.

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Alumni Success Stories – Firas Safieddine

IAAC Alumnus Firas Safieddine won the third place in the AI Artathon held by Global AI Summit with the project “Spatial AI Ecologies”.

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Alumni Success Stories – Monish Kumar Siripurapu

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is pleased to highlight alumni success stories! The research developed by our alumnus Monish Siripurapu on biomimicry cooling…

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IAAC Alumni’s Pulpo Collective Installation at the Vivid Sydney Festival 2018

IAAC is proud to present ‘Nacre’: the Pulpo Collective’s installation for the Vivid Sydney Festival. Nacre takes inspiration from the many shell middens found during…

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IAAC Alumni Awarded with Honourable Mention at the Reshape Competition 2017

IAAC is glad to announce that the Master in Advanced Architecture project Water-Driven Breathing Skin, by students Montakan Manosong, Irene Ayala Castro, Chieh Chang and Zina Alkani,…

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IAAC Alumni Chenthur Raaghav about Responsive Intelligence at TEDxVienna

Last October 21st at the Volkstheater of Vienna, IAAC Alumni Chenthur Raaghav Naagendran was invited to deliver his TEDxVienna talk about “Responsive Intelligence”, exploring the ideas…

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We love highlighting our Alumni success stories and sharing with the world their groundbreaking work in architecture, design, construction, robotics, planning and social innovation among others. Don’t miss the Alumni interviews were they explain how their professional careers have benefited from their educational experience at IAAC Barcelona!


We are proud to have a community of 1791 alumni across 115 countries – a network that is growing stronger thanks to the support of our Global Alumni Ambassadors worldwide.

When you become part of the Global Alumni Ambassador Programme, you’ll be sharing your alumni story with others and have a positive impact on the next generation of students. As an Ambassador, you’ll have the chance to deepen your connections with IAAC, achieve personal goals, enhance your professional skills and extend your experience.

We invite you to join our global network of alumni ambassadors and be a valued volunteer in your city – and share your love and pride for IAAC!

Share your experience with others

Lend your voice and experiences at events. This provides you with a unique opportunity to inspire our fellow alumni, along with current and future students.

Opportunities include:

  • Alumni networking events
  • Onboarding and pre-departure sessions
  • Welcome and farewell events
  • Industry engagement
  • Guest speaker opportunities

Inspire the next generation

Now that you’ve established yourself in your career, you are in the perfect position to guide alumni and graduating students who are just starting to explore their post-university careers. Through the University’s mentoring programs, you have the opportunity to share your experience, wisdom and advice.

Tell us more about the impact IAAC has had on your life and career

Sharing alumni stories is one of the best ways to communicate the values of IAAC’s education to prospective students, their families and the global alumni community. We are proud of our alumni and enjoy sharing your stories and testimonials across our publications, website and social media channels.

Connect with IAAC’s global alumni network

Our international alumni network is strong and growing stronger. Wherever you are in the world, you can find support through local alumni chapters, networks and regional alumni ambassadors – connecting you with networking, social and professional development opportunities.

Through these engagements you’ll have the opportunity to forge friendships and professional networks that span the globe. Be a country alumni representative, inspire others and have some fun creating lifelong memories and ongoing connections.


Expand your alumni network for professional and personal development.


Enhance your resume through professional development opportunities (e.g. guest speaking, mentoring and networking).


Stay connected with IAAC’s alumni, faculty and students.


No matter when you graduated or where in the world you studied, IAAC wants to welcome you back into the community. Update your details and enjoy your alumni perks that come with a 1761-strong global alumni community.

Complete the form here to update your details!


We’ve compiled our most frequently asked questions and answered them here. If you can’t find your question here please email us at [email protected].

No need to register! As soon as you graduate from IAAC you are considered a member of the alumni community. Past and present members of academic staff and of the IAAC Academic Committee are also members.

Here’s the breakdown:

Alumnus One male graduate
Alumna One female graduate
Alum Gender neutral term for one graduate
Alumnae A group of only female graduates
Alumni A group of graduates, including all genders OR a group of only male graduates

Yes. In order to receive all the benefits the alumni are entitled to it is important that your contact details are kept up to date. You can update them here.

The IAAC Alumni Team organises events throughout the year where you can connect with world-class professors, thought leaders, and global speakers on a diverse range of topics and interests both locally and internationally.

If you have any suggestions for an event or would like to lend a hand, please contact IAAC Alumni Office [email protected]