“Our mission is to revolutionize the building industry by equipping people and companies with the skills to build better.”

Who we are

We are a professional online provider of continuing education approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for the fields of architecture, engineering, real estate and construction. We are one of the first online platforms to teach architecture, and as such, we have formed a global community of professionals and companies looking to collaborate, learn, and develop essential skills and knowledge around the built environment.

What we do

Through our e-learning platform, we deliver professional training for the building industry, architecture, and real estate enthusiasts. As pioneers in the field of online architecture education, we have also empowered our international community of practitioners and enthusiasts to apply their skills on solving real-world problems and designing high-impact projects through the various global challenges that we have run and the subsequent courses that accompanied them.

Our team

Ivan Shumkov

Ivan Shumkov


Afshan Bokhari

Director or Partnerships

Robert Voetsch

Director of Partnerships

Emmanuel Douaud

Emmanuel Douaud

Chief Operating Officer

Aline Montinari

Director of Community

Daniela Kuntz

Director of Programs

Carlos Franco

Director Portugal

Giuseppe Mazzaglia

Director Netherlands

Carlos Bautista

Director of Production

Ferdi Adorno

Director Italy

Our professors

Wisdom and Passion All Together

Arnold Rivera

John Lobell


Gabriel Calatrava

Gabriel Calatrava

Assistant Professor

Arnold Rivera

Kenneth Frampton


Emanuela Giudice

Emanuela Giudice

Assistant Professor

Robert Fleming

Robert Fleming


Illac Diz

Illac Angelo Diaz

Associate Professor

Board of Advisors

Wisdom, Vision and Innovation

Our investors

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Discover our other activities


Develop solutions to some of the world’s pressing problems. We run specific project-based courses around different real-life disaster situations where participants work in groups to develop solutions. Some of our past challenges include Resilient Homes, Resilient Schools, etc.
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Crowdsolving for clients

Harness the collective wisdom of building industry experts from around the globe to work together on building projects. If you are a professional architect or engineer, we help you experience the power of collaboration by creating opportunities to work on crowd solving projects for clients alongside some of the most insightful leaders from the building industry.
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Crowdsolving for professionals

Experience the power of collaboration and engage in real projects with the most insightful leaders from the building industry.
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New York Art and Architecture Tours

The best way to learn about architecture is to experience it. We invite you to join our walking tours and explore this extraordinary city. We have run weekend walking tours lasting 4 hours from a unique architectural lens to learn the secrets of New York’s most exquisite buildings.
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Join our team

Teach at Build Academy. We are looking for talented professors to join our growing team. We are currently looking for professors who can teach online course in the following areas: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Real Estate, Construction, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship.

Work at Build Academy. We offer virtual or on-site NYC internships in the following areas: Web Design, Business Development, Marketing and Communications, Course Development, and Videographer. Please email us your CV and motivation letter to info@buildacademy.com