Shawn Sullivan Named Rockwell Group’s First Partner

NEW YORK—Rockwell Group, the architecture and design firm founded by David Rockwell, announced the appointment of Shawn Sullivan to Partner. Sullivan, who has worked at Rockwell Group since 1997, will also continue to serve as studio leader of his 50-person studio and oversee a diverse array of renowned hospitality projects in the U.S., Asia, and parts of Europe.

Sullivan’s responsibilities will be broadened to cover many firm-wide initiatives. His current projects include Andaz Maui at Wailea, Nobu Hotel (Las Vegas, Riyadh, and Chicago), Nobu Doha, Marriott Edition hotels (New York City and Abu Dhabi), and TAO Downtown.

“Shawn has always been a driving force behind the success and growth of Rockwell Group and his clients,” says David Rockwell, founder and president of Rockwell Group. “I am confident that he will apply his extraordinary creative talent and business acumen as Partner and generate even greater contributions across the firm.”

“I am thrilled to take on this new role at Rockwell Group – my creative home and inspiration for more than 15 years,” says Sullivan. “It is an honor to collaborate with the firm’s many inspirational design minds. I’m looking forward to continue to grow Rockwell Group in new directions.”


Sullivan’s previous work includes such high-profile properties as Maialino, Belvedere Hotel Mykonos, the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, The Library at The Public, Untitled at the Whitney, Marquee nightclub at The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas; Aloft hotel; and multiple Nobu restaurants and hotels worldwide. His work has been honored by the AIA, Interior Design magazine and other organizations.

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