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David Rockwell At The Parsons Table with Paul Goldberger

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to 7:30 pm more dates through October 18, 2017

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Parsons School of Design is proud to host David Rockwell At The Parsons Table with Paul Goldberger on Wednesday, October 18th at 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in The Auditorium (66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011)

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

David Rockwell, FAIA, is the founder and President of Rockwell Group, an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm based in New York with a satellite office in Madrid that emphasizes innovation and thought leadership in every project. The firm merges architecture, theater, craftsmanship, and technology to create unique narratives for each project.

Projects include Union Square Cafe and Daily Provisions (New York); the Shed and 15 Hudson Yards in collaboration with Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York); Nobu Downtown and Nobu hotels and restaurants worldwide; NeueHouse (New York and Los Angeles); TED Theater (Vancouver, BC); the restoration of the Helen Hayes Theater (New York); W Hotels (New York, Paris, Madrid, Singapore and Vieques); the New York EDITION; Dream Hollywood; the Imagination Playground initiative; set designs for the Public Theater’s 2017 productions of Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Shakespeare in the Park , She Loves MeKinky BootsHairspray, and the 2009 and 2010 annual Academy Awards; and product collections for Knoll, Stellar Works, Rich Brilliant Willing, and The Rug Company.

 Honors and recognition include 2016 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Scenic Design for She Loves Me; the AIANY President’s Award; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award; and the Presidential Design Award. For more information, please visit

Paul Goldberger is now a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair. From 1997 through 2011 he served as the Architecture Critic for The New Yorker, where he wrote the magazine’s celebrated “Sky Line” column. He was formerly Dean of the Parsons School of Design. He began his career at The New York Times, where in 1984 his architecture criticism was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, the highest award in journalism.

This event is sponsored by the Dean's Office of Parsons School of Design.

At the Parsons Table is an on-going series of conversational interviews with cultural luminaries hosted by Pulitzer-Prize winning author and Parsons faculty member Paul Goldberger, well-known for his contributions to Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. These conversations provide exclusive insights into the creative process and innovative thinking of artists, designers, and industry leaders. At the Parsons Table guests have included such icons as Ralph Lauren, Mickey Drexler, Sheila C. Johnson, Robert Wong, Frank Gehry, Chuck Close, Bruce Mau, Donna Karan, Thomas Heatherwick, and Frank Stella. 

Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Cities and Urbanism, Art and Design


Parsons School of Design








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