David is co-founder of the international collective map13 architects, which has been used as a platform to test and implement the results of academic research. He is a PhD candidate at the Block Research Group, Institute of Technology in Architecture, ETH. His doctoral research within the Block Research Group focuses on the structural behavior and assessment methods of thin-tile vaults. He has experience in this eld as a mason, designer, project manager and structural consultant. Architect from ETSAM, Advanced Master Degree in Building Technology, specializing in structural design, from the School of Architecture of Barcelona (UPC).