Founding Partner

Javier Calle, USGBC LEED, is a recently reincarnated design professional. After 24 years in the retail design world, Javier followed his instincts to “cut the cord,” and took the plunge into the entrepreneurial world as a founding partner of Studio DADO.

In his previous life, Javier worked as a senior associate at RTKL Associate in Washington, D.C., during which time he travelled the world, practicing and perfecting his craft.

A graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia, Javier started as a retail specialist, and cut his teeth on many large-scale, highly visible projects, such as the exclusive Mexico City-based departmental store, El Palacio de Hierro. He was also part of the designing team behind Royal Caribbean’s  Oasis of the Seas.

Javier’s drive for excellence is marked by his passion for achieving a balance between his love for classic, timeless design that has the fluidity to adapt to the demands of the present, while also staying anchored in functionality and industry standards.

The same passion shapes his life outside work. Javier takes great pride in providing a wonderful life for his children, and is a generous mentor for young designers. An avid outdoorsman, Javier is a huge soccer fan and an avid bicyclist.