José Maria Sánchez García was born in Don Benito (Badajoz, Spain) in 1975 and graduated in 2002 at the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), where he is nowadays associate professor in architecture. In 2006 he establishes his own studio in Madrid. 

His work has been awarded the first prize in the AR+D Architectural Review Awards for Emerging Architecture (2009), the Design Vanguard 2009 Award, the IX European Prize for Architecture Philippe Rotthier (2011), the first prize for Young Architects at the XI BEAU – Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism and by the VII Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism, shortlisted in the X Contractworld Award 2010, in the Zumtobel Group Award 2012 and in the Mies van der Rohe Award 2013.

His work has been widely published, nationally and internationally, in periodical such “Arquitectura Viva”, “2G”, “Casabella”, “Abitare”, “The Architectural Review”, “Detail”, “Architektur Aktuell”, “Azure”, “Future”, “A+U”.

He has been invited at the Cornell University in New York, held lectures and conferences at the RIBA-Royal Institute of British Architects and in several universities, in Spain and abroad; in 2007-2008 received a scholarship from the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome.

Among his works: Environment of the Roman temple of Diana in Merida (Spain, 2005-2008); Sports Innovation Centre “The Ring”, Guijo de Granadilla, Cáceres (Spain, 2008-2009); Rowing Centre, Alange (Spain, 2008-2010); Hostelry of tourism in the Castillo de la Luna en Alburquerque, Badajoz and in the Convento de San Juan de Dios in Olivenza, Badajoz (Spain, under construction).