Cadillac and Architectural Digest Partner for ‘Driven by Design’ Tour

Event highlights 2015 Escalade and landmark architecture in five cities

2014-07-09

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DETROIT – Cadillac is partnering with Architectural Digest to present the “Driven by Design” tour, featuring the next-generation 2015 Escalade.

The tour begins this month in Chicago, followed by stops in New York, Dallas, Miami, and Los Angeles throughout the second half of 2014.

“We have long admired Cadillac's commitment to design and are thrilled to help the company underscore that commitment through the ‘Driven by Design’ tour,” said Architectural Digest Vice President and Publisher Giulio Capua. "This will also give passionate design enthusiasts and key luminaries in our field the chance to see the best of Cadillac.”

Invited tour guests will meet at a point of architectural significance, then will have the chance to drive a 2015 Cadillac Escalade SUV to notable architectural landmarks, including private residences, in each city. At each location, a designer or architect will lead guests on a tour that highlights the space’s innovative design and modern technology.

Featured tour locations include the WMS Boathouse in Chicago, and One World Trade Center and Neue House in New York. Keynote speakers include Joseph Valerio, of Valerio Dewalt Train Associates; Michael Arad, designer of the National September 11 Memorial and a partner at Handel Architects; and David Childs and T. J. Gottesdiener, architects of One World Trade Center and 7 World Trade Center and partners at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

“The ‘Driven by Design,’ tour brings together a passion for modern design and advanced technology that is shared by both Architectural Digest and Cadillac,” said Melody Lee, Global Cadillac director of Brand and Reputation Strategy. “We look forward to showing guests these architectural landmarks while they experience the 2015 Escalade.”

The 2015 Cadillac Escalade design is entirely new yet instantly recognizable. Much of its redesign focuses on the interior, where new levels of hand-crafted luxury combine with the latest technologies.

The all-new Escalade, built in Arlington, Texas, is on sale now.

Cadillac has been a leading luxury auto brand since 1902. Today Cadillac is growing globally, driven by an expanding product portfolio featuring dramatic design and technology. More information on Cadillac appears at www.cadillac.com. Cadillac's media website with information, images, and video can be found at media.cadillac.com.

Architectural Digest is the international authority on design and architecture. AD provides exclusive access to the world’s most beautiful homes and the fascinating people who live in them, bringing its audience a wealth of information on architecture and interior design, art and antiques, travel destinations, and extraordinary products; its AD100 list of top architects and designers is one of the industry’s most relied-upon indexes of talent. Every day Architectural Digest inspires millions of affluent readers to redesign and refresh their lives through a multiplatform presence that includes print and digital editions, social media, signature events, and its website, archdigest.com.

Cadillac and Architectural Digest Partner for “Driven by Design” Tour

Invited tour guests will meet at a point of architectural significance, then will have the chance to drive a 2015 Cadillac Escalade SUV to notable architectural landmarks, including private residences, in each city of the Driven by Design tour, hosted by Cadillac and Architectural Digest.

Cadillac and Architectural Digest Partner for “Driven by Design” Tour

The Ambassador Residence is one of the featured architectural landmarks of the Driven by Design tour, hosted by Cadillac and Architectural Digest.

Cadillac and Architectural Digest Partner for “Driven by Design” Tour

The Ambassador Residence is one of the featured architectural landmarks of the Driven by Design tour, hosted by Cadillac and Architectural Digest.

Cadillac and Architectural Digest Partner for “Driven by Design” Tour

Joseph Valerio, of Valerio Dewalt Train Associates is one of the keynote speakers of the Driven by Design tour, hosted by Cadillac and Architectural Digest.

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