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Axis Mundi

Axis Mundi

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About Us

ICONIC. VISIONARY. CURATED. Axis Mundi is a leading contemporary architecture and design firm specializing in providing personalized high-end residential, commercial and cultural projects. Our completed projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York, embody glamour, urbanity and sophistication, while simultaneously functioning practically and offering a highly crafted sense of place. Our work embraces the time that we live in. Axis Mundi was launched by John Beckmann in 2004, who received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Environmental Design from Parsons School of Design. During his studies, he apprenticed with master minimalist Joseph P. D’Urso and, after graduating, collaborated with other design luminaries. Throughout his career he has honed an astute understanding of the intersections between architecture, design and contemporary art. Beckmann’s honors include a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (1998) and a McDowell Colony Fellowship (2010). He both edited and contributed to The Virtual Dimension: Architecture, Representation and Crash Culture (Princeton Architectural Press, 1998), one of the first books to grasp the implications of digital technologies in the fields of architecture and design. Beckmann has also been a visiting critic at Yale School of Architecture, Pratt Institute and Parsons the New School for Design, and he has been a featured guest on Bloomberg TV and NBC's Open House.

Services Provided

3D Rendering, Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Bathroom Design, Floor Plans, Green Building, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Home Restoration, House Plans, Kitchen Design, New Home Construction, Project Management, Space Planning, Staircase Design, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Custom Homes, Construction Drawings, Interior Design

Areas Served

New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco


2019: HGTV 2019 Designer of the Year Awards (Nominee) 2015: HGTV's Fresh Faces of Design (Nominee), 2014: Best of Houzz Design, 2010 MacDowell Colony Fellowship, 1998 Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts


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51 Projects

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Bond Street Industrial Loft

New York, NY
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