Based in New York with offices in Madrid and Shanghai, Rockwell Group is a 250-person architecture and design firm that emphasizes innovation and thought leadership in every project. Founded in 1984 by David Rockwell, the firm creates extraordinary experiences and built environments across the globe. Inspired by theater, technology, and high-end craft, the firm creates a unique narrative for each project, ranging from restaurants, hotels, airport terminals, and hospitals, to festivals, museum exhibitions, and Broadway sets.
Projects include the TED Theater (Vancouver, BC); W Hotels world; The New York EDITION; Nobu restaurants and hotels worldwide; NeueHouse (New York, Los Angeles and London); Gato (New York); the Elinor Bunin-Munroe Film Center at Lincoln Center; the Imagination Playground initiative; The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; set design for the 2009 and 2010 annual Academy Awards; projects for Google worldwide; JetBlue’s T5 Marketplace at JFK International Airport; exhibition design for the Center for Civil and Human Rights (Atlanta); 15 Hudson Yards and The Shed in collaboration with Diller Scofidio + Renfro; set designs for She Loves Me, Kinky Boots, and Hairspray; Andaz Maui at Wailea; “Hall of Fragments,” the entrance installation to the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale; product collections for Stellar Works, Knoll, Rich Brilliant Willing and The Rug Company.
Honors include a Tony Award for Best Scenic Design for She Loves Me; the AIANY President’s Award; the National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for outstanding achievement in Interior Design; the Pratt Legends Award; the Presidential Design Award; and induction into the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage. Rockwell Group was named by Fast Company as one of the most innovative design practices in their annual World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies issue in 2009, 2014 and 2015. David Rockwell is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.