Francis Ayo Assaf, AIA, MNIA, AxisDI Founder and Practice Leader, is an award winning architect with three decades of global experience. His oeuvre includes master planning, mixed-use, commercial, retail, hospitality and residential projects.
He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Architects where he served as Chair of the New York Chapter Minority Resources Committee in 1995 and 1996. Francis believes that design, while visionary, should respect the cultural, physical and historic qualities of its context. He infuses his global experience along with a an understanding of the local context and sensibilities, in designing buildings, places and interiors.