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[barch, mfa, riba, coam]

Founder of i|b|u

Irene Benjumea sets up the multidisciplinary practice i|b|u in July 2010 after having practiced as an architect and lighting designer in the U.S, UK and Spain. In addition to a broad academic experience, Irene Benjumea has over 9 years of professional experience in practices such as Allende Arquitectos (Madrid), BPI (New York) and SSA (London) where she has directed projects which range from commercial, residential, and cultural, to historic restoration for a wide variety of clients and budgets. In December 2012, Irene Benjumea starts spending half her time in London and expands her practice to the UK.


COAM, Member of “Colegio Oficial de  Arquitectos de Madrid”. IALD, Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers. RIBA, Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects Architect by University of East London, UEL, London, UK Master of FIne Arts in Architectural Lighitng at Parsons School of Design, New York, E.E.U.U. Interior Architect, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, ETSAM, Madrid, Spain.


Irene Benjumea is currently teaching architecture and architectural lighitng at IED (Istituto Europeo di design) Madrid. She has been invited to participate as a senior  lecturer by ETSAM at the Lighting Design Masters and as an visiting professor in architectural and lighting workshops at the University of East London.
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