Cadaval & Solà-Morales was founded in New York City in 2003 and moved to both Barcelona & Mexico City in 2005. The studio operates as a laboratory in which research and development are key elements of the design process. The objective of the firm is to create intelligent design solutions at many different scales, from large projects to small buildings, from objects to city fractions. The studio has won numerous awards including the Bauwelt Prize (Munich), the Young Architects Prize from the Catalan Institute of Architects (Barcelona), the Design Vanguard Award (New York), a Mention of Honor for Young Architects from the IX Spanish Architecture Biennale (Madrid), The Silver Medal of the XI Mexican Architecture Biennale in two different occasions (Mexico City), the Prize of the Ibero American Architecture Biennale (Cadiz), the International FAD Prize 2016 (Barcelona) the Spotlight Prize 2016 (Houston) and the Emerging Voices Award (2017) from the Architectural League of New York.
Cadaval & Solà-Morales work has been selected for multiple exhibitions in Europe and abroad, including among others: The official selection of the Venice Biennale 2016, the Barbara Capocchin Biennale, the Exhibition of Young Spanish Architects of Spain and the Mexican, Spanish, and Iberoamerican biennales. The work of their practice has also been published extensively worldwide in over 300 specialized magazines from more than 30 countries. Furthermore, it has been featured in some of the most prestigious global newspapers such as The New York Times, The Financial Times, Il Corriere della Sera, El Clarin, Reforma, Mercurio, La Vanguardia and El Pais.
Eduardo Cadaval and Clara Solà-Morales have taught and lectured at several highly regarded academic institutions in Europe and North America. They are both associate professors at the Barcelona School ofArchitecture, ETSAB, UPC. Eduardo and Clara have been visiting professors at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), respectively. They have also taught at the Barcelona program of Calgary University, the Boston Architectural Center, Harvard University Career Discovery Program, and at the International Workshop at the Barcelona School of Architecture, ETSAB, UPC. They have acted as critics at such universities as Harvard, MIT, Yale, The University of Pennsylvania, ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne.
Cadaval & Solà-Morales were considered by Wallpaper Magazine as one of the world's 10 best young offices and by Architectural Record as one of the top ten architectural firms at international level in their Design Vanguards issue.
Eduardo Cadaval is a licensed architect with a BA from the National University of Mexico (with special honours) and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University. He is associate professor of Urbanism at the Barcelona School of Architecture, ETSAB, UPC. and has been a Visiting Professor at University of Pennsylvania, and at Calgary University's Barcelona program. Eduardo was awarded with the National Council for the Arts Young Creators Awards, from the Mexican government.
Clara Solà-Morales is a licensed architect with a degree in Architecture from the Barcelona's School of Architecture, ETSAB, UPC, and holds a Master in Architecture (MArch II) from Harvard University. She is an associate professor at the Barcelona School of Architecture, ETSAB, UPC. Clara has been Visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Associate professor at the school of Architecture at the Rovira y Virgili University, as well as professor and Head of Graduate Studies at the Barcelona Institute of Architecture (BIArch). She is a PhD candidate for the Barcelona School of Architecture, ETSAB, UPC
Eduardo Alegre Pinilla. Architect & Studio Manager:
He is an Industrial Design Engineer by Elisava Barcelona School of Design & Engineering (2007) and a licensed Architect by La Salle - Ramon Llull University (2014). He collaborated in ZFA Arquitectes Studio and Saladie Llum as Head Project Manager. Since 2013 he collaborates with Cadaval &Solà -Morales, managing and developing projects in different ranges, from small installations to Master plans, houses, housing buildings and mixed uses. Nowadays he is the Head of Project Department.
Eduardo Alegre (Spain), Alberto García Garrido (Spain), Lara Alcaina Pozo (Spain), Angelica Oteiza (Mexico), Berta Marti (Spain), Joan Gallego (Spain), Maria Amat Viladomiu (Spain), Othomane Laraki (Canada), Guadalupe Gomez (EUA), Selin Sevim (Turkey),Olivier Arditi (France), Tomas Clara (Portugal), Alexandra Coppieters (Belgium), Pamela Diaz de Leon (Mexico), Moisés Gamus (Mexico), Karla Gomez (Mexico), Pernilla Johansson (Sweden), Efstathios Kanios (Greece), Orsolya Maza (Hungary), Lina Maria Mentrup (Germany), Alex Molla (Spain), Catherine Nguyen (USA), Bruno Pereira (Portugal), Joanna Pierchala (Poland), Manuel Tojal (Portugal), Daniela Tramontozzi (Italy), Dasha Vaimberg (Spain), Mariona Viladot (Spain).