MMA is an architectural office located in Madrid that provides architectural design services at all scales and consultancy in the conception and calculation of building structures since 2002.
The studio’s philosophy has always been to offer the best service to our clients, trying to understand their needs and desires, and make them compatible with a top quality design. We try to put the same effort in all the design phases to give an optimal answer, in which beauty is coupled with functionality and the proper resolution of technical issues. We aim to create spaces that are tailored to each user, well integrated into their environment, rational and beautiful. We look for specific solutions for each commission that satisfy specific demands with efficiency and the greatest economy of means; solutions that are environmentally sustainable, reducing operating costs and maintenance tasks. But above all, we want to design memorable buildings, generating a lasting experience. We want to help creating places on Earth where one always wants to be.
Mariano Molina Iniesta. Architect, graduated from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) in 1997. He obtained the First National Prize of Architecture, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture to the best academic records among graduating students from all schools of architecture in the country.
Collaborated from 1997 to 2000 at the architectural office of Rafael Moneo Vallés, taking part, among others, in the design teams of Los Angeles Cathedral, the Auditorium in Barcelona, the library of the Catholic University of Leuven, Chivite winery and the extension of the Prado Museum.
Received a fellowship from La Caixa to pursue post-professional studies in the US and, as a result of it, obtained a Master degree in Architecture with Distinction at Harvard University, in 2002. On completion of this program, he received the Kevin V. Kieran Prize, awarded by the Department of Architecture in recognition of the highest level of academic achievement among students graduating from the post-professional Master in Architecture (March II) program at Harvard University.
PhD architect from UPM since 2015, with a dissertation entitled La idea de Monumentalidad en la Segunda Posguerra: Debates y Propuestas. It was supervised by Roberto Osuna and María Teresa Valcarce and graded with honors.
He works as a freelance architect and structural consultant since 2002, with past and ongoing commissions in Spain, US, Mexico, Morocco and Ethiopia.
He is currently lecturing at the Institute of Technology, CEU San Pablo University (Escuela Politécnica Superior de la Universidad CEU San Pablo), since that same year. Courses taught include Fundamentals of Physics, Introduction to Building Structures, Structural Analysis, Structural Dimensioning, Advanced Structural Design and, since 2018, History of Architecture. He also serves as structural advisor for Thesis Project.
Faculty member at the Master’s Program in Building Structures, run by Escuela de la Edificación Foundation and Technical University of Madrid (UPM), since 2004.
Javier Rodríguez García. Architect since 2013 and quantity surveyor since 2014, graduated from CEU San Pablo University. His Thesis Project was selected for the XIII Spanish Biennial of architecture. Assistant for quantity surveyors’ thesis project at CEU San Pablo University between 2012 and 2014. Master’s Degree in Renewable Energies at business school IMF and CEU San Pablo University in 2015. Worked as an architect at the technical office of works and real estate of San Pablo CEU University Foundation between 2014 and 2016, taking part in the elaboration of several basic and execution projects, as well as in management and maintenance of the Foundation’s buildings. Freelance architect since 2016, collaborating with different architects in architectural competitions and the elaboration of basic projects and construction drawings. PhD candidate in the Architectural Communication program at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). He joined Mariano Molina’s office in 2017.
Isidoro Rodríguez García. Architect, graduated from CEU San Pablo University (Escuela Politécnica Superior de la Universidad CEU San Pablo) in 2013. Master’s Degree in Renewable Energies from the Business School IMF (Instituto Madrileño de Formación) in collaboration with CEU San Pablo University in 2014. PhD candidate at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). Worked as an architect at the technical office of works and real estate of San Pablo CEU Foundation from 2014 to 2016, where he collaborated in several architectural projects and assisted in the maintenance of the Foundation’s buildings. Freelance architect since 2016, he had collaborated with several architects, developing preliminary designs, basic projects and construction documents, as well as taking part in design competitions and tenders. He joined Mariano Molina’s office in 2017.
José Luis Zabala de Lope. Architect, graduated from CEU San Pablo University (Escuela Politécnica Superior de la Universidad CEU San Pablo) in 2016, final thesis Project entitled “Reestructuración social del polígono industrial Cobo Calleja” graded with honors. He works as a freelance architect since then, collaborating with several architecture offices in the development and execution of different projects. Started working at Mariano Molina’s office with an internship in 2013, where he continued after finishing his studies. Currently, he’s still collaborating with Mariano Molina, while working, since 2018, with Tobias Architecture’s office based in Los Angeles, US.
Press, Talks and Awards
- Imagen Subliminal
- Universidad CEU San Pablo
- Plataforma Arquitectura
- Constelaciones 1
- Constelaciones 2
- Zarch nº6
- Estoa nº10
- Rita nº6
- La idea de monumentalidad en la segunda posguerra (tesis doctoral)
- Villeroy & Boch. El juego de las formas
- Seminarios Torroja
- Patente de estructura modular plegable
- Revista de arquitectura nº19
- Key Engineering Materials (Volume 805)
- Numerical Simulation and Experimental Study of a Deployable Footbridge
- Abecé de las estructuras
- Parametric Trusses
- 9 VPP