David Rock (architect)
Rock studied under Lord Holford and Peter Smithson who described him as "the most naturally gifted and talented architect he'd ever met". He then worked for Basil Spence for five years. He joined Grenfell Baines & Hargreaves in 1959 as Associate Partner to open its first London office; this office initially operated out of Rock's flat in Earls Court. Rock was responsible for BDP London during the 1960s, becoming an Equity Partner in 1964; he resigned in 1971.
Rock went into partnership with John Townsend, an expert on bürolandschaft. In 1972, Rock Townsend opened, what would become, Workspace, which further developed the idea of multidisciplinary working by providing office space for small design businesses.
- Pearce, David (1987), "Profile: David Rock", The Architect (April) London: RIBA, p 32.