Axis Mundi is a dynamic interdisciplinary firm based in New York, providing outstanding works of architecture and interior design in the form of high-end residential, commercial, and cultural projects.

The firm's unusually diverse body of work has garnered critical attention in Metropolitan Home, Spaces, C3, Archiworld and The New York Times, as well as online publications such as Architype Review, BldgBlog, Curbed, Dezeen, Designboom, The Architect's Newspaper, and The New York Observer. He has also been a featured guest on Bloomberg TV, LX-TV's Open House and is currently involved in a documentary about design for the History Channel.

John Beckmann, Principal
As a student, John apprenticed with the acclaimed minimalist designer Joseph P. D’Urso. After snagging a BFA in Environmental Design from Parsons School of Design, he went on to collaborate with a host of other design luminaries, before starting Axis Mundi in 2004. He is especially well versed in understanding the relationships between architecture, design and contemporary art.

John is the recipient of a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and was awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship in 2010. He edited and contributed to the book “The Virtual Dimension: Architecture, Representation and Crash Culture” (Princeton Architectural Press, 1998), one of the first books dealing with the implications of digital technologies on the fields of architecture and design.

He has been a visiting critic at Yale School of Architecture, Pratt Institute, NJIT, and Parsons The New School for Design. He has juried several competitions, the latest being the Interior Architecure Award for the Chicago AIA 2011.

Richard Rosenbloom, Senior Associate
Richard has more than twenty-five years of experience in the architecture and design professions, specializing in conceptual design, material detailing, construction documentation and management, and the renovation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings. Prior to joining Axis Mundi in 2006, he was an associate at several leading architectural firms in the U.S. He earned his Architecture degree from Pratt Institute, New York.

Nicholas Messerlian, Design Associate
Nick received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University. He came to Axis Mundi as an intern in 2007, and has been an integral part of the firm ever since.

Jacob R. George, Design Associate
When he’s not designing sleek Manhattan pads for Axis Mundi, Jacob keeps his hands dirty crafting lamps and furniture at the Brooklyn-based Chiral studio. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin.

Margaret Janik, Media Director
Margaret has been an integral part of Axis Mundi since it’s inception, overseeing the firm’s graphic identity. She designs and manages our website portfolio, client presentations, and competition boards. She graduated from the University of Florida, and has held previous Design & Web Director positions at Macy's, Lord & Taylor, and News America Marketing.

Axis Mundi has time-tested relationships with the finest contractors, cabinet makers, special finishes artists, metal fabricators, and upholstery specialists in the industry. These talented artisans are critical to realizing the vision of our projects.

Internship Program: Daring and bold Thinkers Preferred
Axis Mundi provides a unique internship program that is highly collaborative and hands-on. Our program attracts some of the brightest architecture and design students each year.

The internship program is ongoing and is divided into three sessions – Fall, Spring and Summer. We have designed the program to ensure that our interns spend their time here immersed in who we are and what we do. During their time here, each associate has the opportunity to work as part of a dedicated team of designers.

We are especially interested in candidates with strong visual and artistic skills, and who are fluent in Rhino, Vray, and Maxwell software.

To apply to the program, send a cover letter, your CV, and a link to your online portfolio (or PDF under 5mb), to Please indicate which period you are interested in attending in the subject line.