David Rockwood

I endeavor to create built environments that support and express our collective existence, set in balance with the natural environment. Form springs from human activity, material, structure, and the spaces they produce. We are called to think and act creatively across scales and disciplines in order to solve real problems.

Research & Creative Work

Areas of Interest

Materials, Methods, Structure, Systems, Housing, Urban Design

Professional Experience

Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar, 2017-18
David Rockwood, Architect, 1985-present
Fulbright Specialist, 2014
Michael Graves, Architect, 1982-1984
Batey & Mack 1983
Selig/Henslee Architects 1980
Gordon H. Hoops, Architect 1978-1980


Registered Architect, Hawaii 2004-present
Registered Architect, Oregon 1985-2009

Selected Publications

Rockwood, David, Bamboo Gridshells, Routledge

Rockwood, David, (Ashraf, K., Ed.), “Reinvisioning the Tropical House”, Loka Annual

Yee, Rendow, Architectural Drawing: A Visual Compendium, John Wiley & Sons

Rockwood, David et al, “Design and Prototyping of a FRCC modular and climate responsive affordable housing system for underserved people in the pacific island nations.” Journal of Building Engineering

Rockwood, David et al, “Combined solar shading, daylighting, and wind harvesting skin system,” Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments

Rockwood, David, “Tropical Case Study House No. 1,” Prototropic 0.1.

Rockwood, David, and Garmire, David, “A New Transportation System for Efficient and Sustainable Cities: Development of a Next Generation Variable Speed Moving Walkway,“ Sustainable Cities and Society

Rockwood, David, and Garmire, David, “A continuously variable transmission for efficient urban transportation,” Sustainable Materials and Technologies

Frampton, Kenneth, American Masterworks: The 20th Century House, Rizzoli

Bartle, Andrew and Kirchenfeld, Jonathan, “The Big Country,” Ottagano

Boles, Daralice D., “P/A Technics – Precast Concrete,” Progressive Architecture

Carmichael, John, “Rockwood Residence,” The Architect – The Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects

Carmichael, John, “Pumice Concrete Panels,” Concrete International: Design and Construction

Fisher, Thomas, “Special Issue – Young Architects, David Rockwood”, Progressive Architecture

Gantenbein, Douglas, “David Rockwood, A Seel and Glass Bay-front House in Portland,” Architectural Digest

Design + Urbanism (Ed.), Hell’s Kitchen South: Developing Strategies, Design Trust for Urban Space

Rockwood, David (Fujii, Wayne, Ed.), David Rockwood, Jack-in-the-Box House, GA Houses – Project #52

Rockwood, David (Fujii, Wayne, Ed.), “David Rockwood, Residential Tower Prototype, GA Houses – Project #48

Rockwood, David (Fujii, Wayne, Ed.), “David Rockwood, In/Out House,” GA Houses – Project #45

Rockwood, David (Fujii, Wayne, Ed.), “David Rockwood, Sky Vault House,” GA Houses – Project #41

Rockwood, David (Fujii, Wayne, Ed.), David Rockwood, GA Houses – Project #37

Schneider, Romana, “David Rockwood: Home for Parents,” Domus

Woll, Allison, L., Archives of American Art, Mailbox Auction, Smithsonian Institution