Coming to IIDEXCanada this December: award-winning architect/designer David Rockwell

IIDEXCanada is pleased to announce that David Rockwell will speak as a keynote at this year’s exhibition, which takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building,  Dec. 3-4.

David Rockwell is the founder and president of Rockwell Group, an award-winning, cross-disciplinary architecture and design practice based in New York City, with satellite offices in Madrid and Shanghai. Twice named as one of Fast Company’s most innovative design practices, the firm crafts a unique narrative for an array of projects through the intersection of theatre and architecture.

Projects include the TED theater (Vancouver, BC); W Hotels (New York, Paris, Singapore, and Vieques); Nobu restaurants and hotels worldwide; the Elinor Bunin-Munroe Film Center at Lincoln Center; Imagination Playground (Burling Slip, Betsy Head Park, Imagination Playground products); set design for the 2009 and 2010 Academy Awards; the Marketplace at JetBlue’s T5 terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport; Google projects worldwide; exhibition design for the Center for Civil and Human Rights (Atlanta); Tower D and Culture Shed at New York’s Hudson Yards, in collaboration with Diller Scofidio + Renfro; set design for Kinky Boots, Lucky Guy and Hairspray; and products for The Rug Company and Maya Romanoff.

Rockwell’s numerous honours include the 2008 National Design Award by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for outstanding achievement in Interior Design; the 2009 Pratt Legends Award; the Presidential Design Award for his renovation of Grand Central Terminal; induction into the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America; Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame; inclusion in Architectural Digest’s AD 100; three Tony Award nominations for Best Scenic Design; and four Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Scenic Design of a Musical.

Known for his commitment to charitable organizations, Rockwell currently serves as Chair Emeritus of the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) and as a board member of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Citymeals-on-Wheels.

Rockwell was trained in architecture at Syracuse University and the Architectural Association in London.

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