Cadillac Escala

Cadillac Escala concept sketch by Aaron Riggs

Cadillac’s Escala concept made its debut at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. It layered a more organic, curvaceous surfacing over the angular “Art and Science” design language Cadillac had explored over the prior decade.

These development sketches are by Aaron Riggs (above) and Frank Wu (below), who each came up with themes during the early competitive phase of the design project.

Cadillac Escala concept sketch by Frank Wu

Andrew Smith, Cadillac executive director of global design, saw potential in both approaches and asked the pair to pool their efforts in the final show car.

Cadillac Escala concept