MAP Architects

The studio is an architectural platform based in Copenhagen founded by architect David A. Garcia. The studio is active internationally, engaged mostly with projects in challenging environments. Our designs span through various scales and spheres of action, often challenging the status quo through inventiveness and a cross-disciplinary approach. Collaborative work with engineers and the scientific community, like our collaboration with UNESCO’s water resilience department, or NASA, is part of every project we undertake. From master plans in flood prone areas, to efficient design in arctic regions, from desertification or abandoned infrastructure, our methodology aims to turn hazards into assets. We truly believe that what exists is only a small part of what is possible, and we design driven by this principle.

Currently at the studio: Nikolai Petrov (BUL), Eeva-Maarja Laur (EST), Lenka Kormaníková (SVK), Ainhoa Schapira (ESP) and Giovanni Pancotti (ITA).

Internships: The studio is open for internships, for applications write to:  apply(at)

David A. Garcia

Architect and Associate Professor David A. Garcia, founder of  MAP Architects graduated from The Bartlett School of Architecture. He has worked at Foster and Partners, London and has been an Associate Partner at Henning Larsen Architects, Copenhagen; where he worked for nine years. He is the editor and publisher of the international publication Manual of Architectural Possibilities, now in its eighth issue.

He was appointed Head of the Institute for Architecture and Technology at the Royal Danish Arts Academy, Copenhagen, where he also directs the two year masters course: Architecture and Extreme Environments. He was awarded a Teaching Fellowship at The Bartlett School of Architecture, Unit 3, where he was a degree unit director from 2010 to 2014. David was Guest Professor and master course director at Lund’s School of Architecture (AAD Course), LTH, Sweden from 2010 to 2014, having taught at LTH since 2002.

He lectures and exhibits regularly and is an invited guest jury member, both nationally and internationally. In the recent years David has exhibited work in Beijing, New York, Chicago, London, Barcelona, Madrid, Oslo, Copenhagen and Rotterdam.

In 2007 he was awarded a prestigious 3 year bursary grant from the Danish Art Council.


MAP Architects
Bådehavnsgade 42
2450 Copenhagen