David Rockwood

David Rockwood taught at Oregon School of Design, University of Washington, and Pratt Institute, and currently holds the position of Professor and Graduate Architecture Director at the University of Hawaii School of Architecture. He received degrees from University of Oregon and Princeton University.

Exhibitions of Rockwood’s work include the Buenos Aires Biennial, Princeton University, The Storefront for Art and Architecture, The Smithsonian Institution’s Archives for American Art, and the National Building Museum, and publications of his work include R.I.B.A Journal, Architectural Design, Civil Engineering, Domus, Engineering News Record, GA Houses, GA Houses - Project, Ottagono, Progressive Architecture, and American Masterworks: The 20th Century House. Rockwood’s book Bamboo Gridshells was published in 2015 (Routledge). He has also published scholarly articles in major international journals. Rockwood holds a U.S. patent for a continuously variable transmission.

Rockwood’s research is focused on building materials, methods, structural systems, and urban transport. Rockwood led University of Hawaii’s U.S. Department of Energy’s 2011 Solar Decathlon competition team. In 2014, he was named a Fulbright Specialist and received a Fulbright award in urban planning in Da Nang, Viet Nam working with faculty and students at Da Nang University of Science and Technology (DUT). He was a 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar conducting teaching and research at DUT.

Reception photos by: Aaron Yoshino