As director of Interior Design at AECOM and director of the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces at IE, Maria Elvira Muñoz has been at the forefront of interior design delivering innovative and holistic spaces.
Starting her journey as an Agricultural Engineer and then trained as an interior designer, Elvira Muñoz’s career has taken her from practicing design independently to now leading the Interior Design department at one of the biggest infrastructure firms, AECOM.
Her holistic approach to design not only delivers staples of good design but has given her the opportunity to work with renowned companies such as Cisco, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Google.
Now also leading the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces at IE, Elvira is shaping a new generation of designers by giving them the tools and the mindset for delivering meaningful, fact-based and high-quality design solutions.
Who is Elvira Muñoz? How did your journey in design begin?
Elvira Muñoz: “Elvira Muñoz is a Spanish Interior Designer, who is almost 60 years old, from the South of Spain and passionate about everything related to the arts, performance, and, above all, nature and beauty.
Since I can remember I have always been drawing, painting, dancing and singing. Most of my younger years were spent developing most of these activities alongside my normal education and my training in languages (I speak 5).
I was skilled in all technical and science subjects so, when the time came to decide what I wanted to study, I decided for Agricultural Engineering. After 3 years into the school of engineering, my creative side was suffering too much and I went back to dancing (I became a dance teacher) and to drawing, painting, designing.”