Miguel Angel Perez Cobo
IS THE FOUNDING ARCHITECT OF MAPCOBO
Over 10 years of international and local experience as an Architect & Project Manager in the Design & Architecture Industry, specialising in designing and delivering from small to medium scale residential projects in BIM.
Charismatic, communicative and with a good eye for design and art, Miguel Angel has established MAPCOBO's distinctive design philosophy and customer service.
Since the completion of his Master’s Degree in Architecture at The University of Seville (Spain) in 2010, Miguel Angel has worked with architectural practices that gave him the opportunity to participate in a wide-range of projects both in scale and sectors. Not only small detached dwellings or alterations and additions in challenging sites but also luxurious homes, large public buildings, hotels and mixed use developments around the globe.
His initial post graduate experience began in Spain as an architectural assistant for Estudio Manzano, specialising in hispano-arab architecture and heritage conservation, an internationally acclaimed firm awarded the 2010 Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture (equal to Pritzker Prize). His interest and sensibility in the restoration and preservation of historical buildings grew stronger, led him to complete his Masters in Diagnosis and Repair of Buildings with academic merit in 2013.
His architectural skills are complemented with site supervision and international work experience gained in places such as Syracuse (Italy), New Delhi (India) and Papua New Guinea.
Miguel Angel, which is a NSW Registered Architect, has worked for Dickson Rothschild and Harry Stephens among other well-known architects in Australia where he enlarged his knowledge of the complex architectural design processes and satisfy successfully the strict planning requirements. All this experience allowed him to manage his own projects.
In 2019, Miguel Angel decided to pursue his dream of establishing his very own practice and creative studio: MAPCOBO.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS2019 Sun it Rises, Ambush Gallery, Sydney2019 Small! Fortyfivedownstairs Gallery, Melbourne
COMMISSIONS 2019 Recycled Geometry 3&4, Sydney University office2019 Recycled Geometry 2, Home office
WORKSHOPS2015 God is in the detail Symposium. Melbourne, Australia2010 1st International Congress in Architecture and Society: More for less. Pamplona, Spain2010 1st Conference in Urban Obsolescence: The case of residential neighbourhoods . Seville, Spain 2009 The City and Its Signs: Interventions in the Inner City. Baeza, Spain2009 Architectural Drawing, WAD: The architect's sketchbook. Lisbon-Cascais, Portugal 2009 1st Project Workshop and Study Tour Andalusia-Cuba. Havana: Bay City. Havana, Cuba2007 Architecture and building: the landscape as an argument. Seville, Spain 2005 Larache: City, Heritage and Development. Larache, Morocco
PUBLICATIONS2009 Drawing the work of Aires Mateus includes several of my hand sketches. Workshop on Architectural Drawing II: Dibujando la obra de Aires Mateus. Lisbon-Cascais, Portugal2009 Group 1: Project in The Queen market gardens Propuestas para Sevilla de la Huerta de la Reina al Polígono Sur. Seville, Spain. 20092009 Master plan of the market gardens of Miraflores around Queen's Road. Living in the countryside; Imagine the city: The market gardens of Miraflores around Queen's Road. Seville, Spain 2009 Revitalization and Intervention Project on the Sector of Casablanca and Park Morro-Cabaña in Havana La Habana: Ciudad Bahía. Seville, Spain2008 Social Housing and Public Buildings at the market gardens of Miraflores around Queen's Road Dwellings and community facilities in the market gardens of Miraflores around Queen's Road. Seville, Spain2007 Restoration project Baths of the Moorish Queen's archaeological site From Seville, Architectural Design 2006/2007. Seville, Spain. 2006 Private House in the gardens, Collective dwelling in one of the orchards and Collective dwellings downtown. Rota and its coasts: Projects in the town, the port, the market garden and the coast. Seville, Spain
EXPERIENCE2018-2019 Architect/Team Leader at Bennett Murada Architects, Australia2015-2018 Architect/Project Manager at Dickson Rothschild, Australia2014-2015 Architect at Harry A Stephens Architects, Australia2013-2014 Architect at John O'Brien Architects, Australia2013 Architect at Space Ace Architects, India2012-2013 Site Supervisor at Ferrovial Servicios, Spain2012 Architect internship at FN Progettazioni, Italy2010-2011 Architect at Estudio Manzano, Spain
Miguel Angel is a hardworking maker, dedicated collector and authentic communicator. He is a down-to-earth explorer that loves everyday functionality and honesty.