About

“Our mission is to revolutionize the built environment by equipping people and companies with the skills to design and 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 education for design, architecture, and real estate professionals and enthusiasts. As pioneers in the field of online 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.

Team

Ivan Shumkov - CEO

Ivan Shumkov

Founder

Emmanuel Douaud - COO

Emmanuel Douaud

Chief Operating Officer

Carlos Franco

Carlos Franco

Director Portugal

Carlos Bautista

Carlos Bautista

Director of Production

Afshan Bokhari

Afshan Bokhari

Director of Partnerships

Aline Montinari

Aline Montinari

Director of Community

Guiseppe Mazzaglia

Giuseppe Mazzaglia

Director Netherlands

Ferdi Adorno

Ferdi Adorno

Director Italy

Robert Voetsch

Robert Voetsch

Director of Partnerships

Daniela Kuntz

Daniela Kuntz

Director of Programs

Professors

Professor John Lobell

John Lobell

Professor

Professor Kenneth Frampton
Professor Robert Fleming

Robert Fleming

Professor

Professor Jorge Latorre

Jorge Latorre PhD

Professor

Professor Gabriel Calatrava

Gabriel Calatrava

Assistant Professor

Professor Emanuela Giudice

Emanuela Giudice

Assistant Professor

Professor Illac Diaz

Illac Angelo Diaz

Associate Professor

Richard Peiser

Richard Peiser

Professor

Kristen Hunter

Kristen Hunter

Professor

Board of Advisors

Cherie Faiella

Cherie Faiella

Global Client Service Partner
World Bank Group, Ernst & Young

Leonardo Radomile

Leonardo Radomile

Executive Director
Cambridge Learning Center

Borja Ferrater

Borja Ferrater

Office of Architecture in Barcelona

Gary Lawrence

Gary Lawrence

Chief Sustainability Officer
New York

Bruce Cohen

Bruce Cohen

CEO

Gwen Chelidze

Gwen Chelidze

Attorney
Kanen Law Firm

Alain Paul Martin

Alain Paul Martin

CEO & Founder

Maximiliano Santinelli

Maximiliano Santinelli

Principal
Accenture Analytics

Sandra Dornbach

Sandra Dornbach

Leadership Advisor
Executive Coaching and Training

Irina Jochen

Irina Jochen

Business Strategy Advisor

Investors

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Challenges

Design competitions

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 design competitions include Resilient Homes, Resilient Schools, Emergency Shelters, etc.
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Crowdsolving for clients

Crowdsolving for professionals

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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New York Art and Architecture Tours

New York Art and Architecture Tours

The best way to learn about architecture is to experience it. We invite you to join some of our walking tours of New York 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 remarkable buildings.
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Join our Team

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

Work at Build Academy. We offer remote internships and work in the following areas: Web Design, Business Development, Marketing and Communications, Course Development, and Videographer. Please email us your CV and motivation letter to contact@buildacademy.com

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