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London and Barcelona-based practice Mangera Yvars Architects (MYAA) was established by Ali Mangera and Ada Yvars Bravo in 2001. Mangera studied structural and environmental engineering at the University of Leeds and the University of Pennsylvania State in the US, before studying architecture at the Architectural Association and the University of North London. He has worked at SOM in Chicago and spent several years at Zaha Hadid Architects, where he was principal architect for the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Rome.
Bravo studied architecture at ETSAB in Barcelona and has worked at Carlos Ferrater and José Luis Mateo in Barcelona and for Florian Beigel’s Architecture Research Unit, Pierre D’Avoine and David Chipperfield Architects in London. She was project architect for Chipperfield’s Macla office building in Barcelona.
MYAA’s workload includes a mosque and Islamic centre in London’s West Ham, an eco-scheme in Bow and various housing schemes in Barcelona and London.