We are Collaborative Architecture Laboratory, a New York based design studio founded by Gabriel Calatrava.


We are CAL, a New York based design studio founded by Gabriel Calatrava.



Gabriel Calatrava is both a Structural Engineer and an Architect by training and has worked extensively with his father, Santiago Calatrava, in a technical role as an architect and an engineer and also managing several projects for coordination, presentation and client liaison responsibilities. Gabriel is on the board of directors at the Municipal Arts Society where he is actively engaged in a conversation about ‘the city’ overseeing several urban design and planning initiatives. Extending his commitment to the multi disciplinary nature of the architectural practice, Gabriel is a board member at Pioneer Works—a center for research and experimentation in contemporary culture.

Licensing, Associations and Memberships

  • Licensed professional engineer registered in the State of New York

  • Director of Municipal Art Society

  • Director of Pioneer work

  • Adjunct Professor at Columbia University


  • Columbia University, New York, NY — 2009

  • Master of Science in Engineering

  • Columbia University, New York, NY — 2008

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering

  • ETH School of Architecture Zurich, Switzerland — 2005

  • Architecture

  • Beijing University of Chinese Language and Culture Beijing, China 2002

  • Mandarin Translations

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Luke Yoo


Luke joined the firm with extensive experience as a project architect and a project Manager on full-phase projects including pre-schematic design, code and zoning analysis, scheduling team members, monitoring budgets and contracts, overseeing technical execution, cost analysis, presentation, design development, construction documents, responsible for consultant coordination, bid analysis, and construction administration. Experienced in wide range of project types and size and also has oversea project experiences.

Licensing and Memberships

Licensed architect registered in the State of New York
Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)


Columbia University, New York, NY
Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor of Architecture



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