D. “ROCKY” ROCKEFELLER, AIA
Rocky Rockefeller has focused his 38-year career on creating innovative, exceptional built environments for residential, commercial, hospitality, and mixed-use clients. His passion for design runs from the earliest stages of conceptual development through the final days of construction, resulting in work that is both beautifully conceived and of the highest technical rigor. Rocky’s design leadership is strengthened by his ability as a strong project manager and rapt listener, ensuring that each design has a focus on character, purpose, and place, with an eye for sustainable strategies. He currently serves as the CEO and President of Rockefeller Kempel Architects.
Rocky is a well-respected member of the architectural and academic community, having held teaching positions at both UCLA and Cal Poly Pomona’s Interior Architecture Master’s Degree Programs where he gives the same attention to detail and high performance as in his client work. Prior to establishing Rockefeller Kempel Architects, Rocky was Managing Partner at Rockefeller/Hricak, an award-winning firm in Los Angeles from 1981 to 2002. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects and currently serves on the California Architects Board as a Commissioner, as well as participating in numerous city commissions. Rocky’s dedication to realizing client and community aspirations and goals is what continually drives him to new heights of design.
D. Rocky Rockefeller, AIA