June 19th, 2018 –
In late 2016, Greg Walton, Yohandel Ruiz, Javier Calle and Jorge L. Mesa—all previously with CallisonRTKL—started their own firm, housed in a South Beach apartment. They called it ‘DADO’ after the word for ‘dice’ in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, to reflect taking a gamble in starting a new business. But they were confident, too, backed by a combined nearly 60 years of expertise in cruise ship design.
Their gamble paid off, and the now 14-strong team is preparing to move into their new Coral Gables office in Puerta Del Sol at Douglas Entrance, a historically designated location that’s close to clients and other design firms.
Studio DADO’s work aboard the recently introduced Norwegian Bliss includes Ocean Blue, the seafood restaurant; Teppanyaki and the chocolate tier at the new chocolate patisserie Coco’s.
Read more on Seatrade Cruise News here.