David Rockwell is an American architect and designer, who is the founder and CEO of Rockwell Group, based in New York with satellite offices in Madrid and Dubai. Rockwell has long been fascinated with immersive environments.
Early life and education 
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Rockwell also spent part of his childhood in Deal, New Jersey and Guadalajara, Mexico. He was a child of the theater as his mother worked as a vaudeville dancer and choreographer. She sometimes cast him in community repertory productions.
Rockwell brought his passion for theater and an eye for the color and spectacle of Mexico to his architecture training at Syracuse University, where he received a BA. He also studied at the Architectural Association in London. These formative influences continue to shape his practice.
Rockwell began his work with other firms, but in 1984 founded his own design firm, the Rockwell Group. With a multi-disciplinary staff, he has led numerous design projects of retail and restaurant interiors, hospitals, theatres and museums, as well as set designs.
Design projects 
- Adour, Alain Ducasse at The St. Regis
- Alex Hotel, New York City
- Aloft hotels (Starwood Hotels & Resorts)
- Bar Americain
- Bobby Flay Steak in Borgata (Atlantic City, NJ)
- Canyon Ranch Miami Beach
- Chambers Hotel
- Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
- The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Hotel
- David Rockwell for Maya Romanoff wall covering collections
- Elinor Bunin-Munroe Film Center, Lincoln Center
- Gordon Ramsay’s Maze (London)
- Imagination Playground 
- Kodak Theatre, home of the Academy Awards ceremony (Los Angeles)
- Interior work in the jetBlue terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport
- Murano Grande at Portofino Miami Beach
- Neuehouse, New York
- Nobu Fifty Seven
- Nobu Melbourne
- Nobu Hong Kong
- Nobu at Atlantis The Palm resort in Dubai
- Nokia Theatre Times Square
- Hall of Fragments, the entrance installation to the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale
- W Hotel New York, Union Square and Vieques
- The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco - museum design
Set design 
- Pleasure: The Architecture and Design of Rockwell Group, Universe, a division of Rizzoli Books, 2002.
- David Rockwell with Bruce Mau, Spectacle, Phaidon Press, 2006. Examines the history and public fascination with larger-than-life man-made events.
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