Axis D.I. offers comprehensive planning and design services for a wide range of spaces, buildings and places, working collaboratively with our clients and other affiliated experts

We provide a wide range of built environment services as follows:

  • Architecture and Interior Design, from concept through construction completion
  • Pre-design Studies, Site Assessments and  Feasibility Studies.
  • Strategic Facilities Planning
  • Pre-development Project planning
  • Master Planning, Urban Design & Site Sub-divisions
  • Design & Construction Project Management


Each project is unique. We tailor our process to bring each project’s essence to life, functionally and aesthetically.


  • Research & Analyses
  • Brainstorming & Exploration
  • Synthesis & Conceptualization


  • Development & Refinement
  • Practicability & Detailing


  • Procurement
  • Installation Management
  • Commissioning & Closure


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.