David Rockwell

Architect, designer, founder and president of Rockwell Group


Is the founder and President of Rockwell Group, an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm based in New York, with satellite offices in Los Angeles and Madrid, that merges theater, performance and architecture.
Notable work includes Nobu Hotels and restaurants worldwide; 1 Hotel Toronto; Warner Music Group headquarters (Los Angeles, CA); W Hotels worldwide; Union Square Cafe and Daily Provisions (New York); The Shed (Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Lead Architect and Rockwell Group, Collaborating Architect); TED Theater (Vancouver); the restoration of the Hayes Theater (New York); and set designs for more than 70 productions, including the 93rd Oscars (Los Angeles) and both on and off-Broadway, including The Seven Deadly Sins, She Loves Me, Kinky Boots, and Hairspray. Current work includes The Perelman, a new arts venue in New York (Restaurant and Lobby Interior Architect); Hopkins Student Center for Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore); Illuminarium Experiences, a new experiential entertainment concept in Atlanta, Las Vegas; Miami and Chicago; Smithsonian FUTURES, an exhibition spotlighting the Smithsonian’s 175th anniversary; and Civilian Hotel (New York). 
David Rockwell’s newest book, DRAMA, developed in collaboration with designer Bruce Mau was published by Phaidon in Spring 2021.
Honors include a Tony Award for Best Scenic Design for She Loves Me; the 2015 AIANY President’s Award; the 2008 National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for outstanding achievement in Interior Design; the 2009 Pratt Legends Award; and the Presidential Design Award.

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