For famed architect and designer David Rockwell, the definition of the workplace extends beyond a space for work: it’s a space that brings people together while enabling self-expression.

Architect and designer David Rockwell, the founder of Rockwell Group, discusses his firm’s wide-ranging body of work—Broadway theaters and sets, restaurants, Imagination Playground, hotels, the JetBlue terminal at J.F.K. Airport—and how these projects have informed his workspace designs, including NeueHouse and the headquarters for Warner Music Group and WME.

Envisioning the work environment as a place that facilitates process, Rockwell shares his philosophies around adaptability and flexibility. He also brings up an often-ignored—but still essential and potentially transformational—element of architecture: the ceiling.

Read more about Rockwell’s projects and how his love of theater sets has shaped his approach to design here.


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