is founder and CEO of the Rockwell Group, an award winning, cross-disciplinary architecture and design practice. Based in New York with offices in Madrid and Dubai, Rockwell and his 160-person firm focus on a diverse array of projects, including the W New York and W Union Square; the Kodak Theatre, home of the Academy Awards ceremony (Los Angeles); Canyon Ranch Miami Beach; the Broadway musicals Hairspray and Legally Blonde; Nobu restaurants worldwide; Bar American; and Gordon Ramsay’s Maze (London). In 2009, Rockwell Group began Imagination Playground, a partnership with the New York Department of Parks and Recreation. Through a partnership with KaBoom!, Rockwell will be offering scalable models of Imagination Playground nationwide. Rockwell’s monograph is Pleasure: The Architecture and Design of Rockwell Group (Universe, 2002).