David Rockwell At The Parsons Table with Paul Goldberger

The renowned architect and designer will speak on his life and career at The New School on Wednesday, October 18, 6-7:30 p.m.


Architect and designer David Rockwell, founder and president of Rockwell Group, talks about his life and work with Paul Goldberger, contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Joseph Urban Professor of Design at The New School's 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, Thomas Heatherwick, and Frank Stella.

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


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.

Paul Goldberger is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Joseph Urban Professor of Design at Parsons School of Design at The New School. 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.


Wednesday, October 18, 6-7:30 p.m.


The Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, The New School

TICKETS To register for this free event, visit Eventbrite. Members of the media can RSVP with Scott Gargan at gargans@newschool.edu or 212.229.5667 x 3794.

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Media Contact:

Scott Gargan
The New School
212.229.5667 x 3794

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