Architect David Rockwell has designed playgrounds for grownups, including the Nobu restaurants, W Hotels, the Mohegan Sun casino and the JetBlue terminal at Kennedy Airport in New York. Now, he's designing playgrounds for kids, and that could be a good sponsorhip opportunity for you or your corporation. The founder of the Rockwell Group explains.
Tell us about your Imagination Playground?
I have a 6 year old and an 8 year old. They teach me about play, and about challenging limits. For the 23 years that I have been in business, we've been creating playgrounds for adults - restaurants, hotels, theaters. So now we're creating playgrounds for kids.
We're partnered with Darell Hammond, the founder of KaBOOM!, the not-for-profit that is building playgrounds around the country. KaBOOM! has the goal of providing every child in America with a playground within walking distance of his or her home or school.
So we've designed a playground in a box. It's totally portable.