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Anthony Mekel

Adjunct Associate Professor

Interior Design
School of Design

Anthony Mekel is strategic leader and mentor with a passion for best practice design management. He has over 30 years of experience in the fields of architecture and interior design and is wholly committed to fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment that stresses dynamic, ordered, sustainable, and expertly executed workplace design solutions.

Anthony’s experience includes a broad range of projects from healthcare to dot-com and new media, specializing in corporate interiors while working at firms including : HLW International LLP, JJ Falk Design, HOK, TPG Architecture, Mancini-Duffy, and RBS+D. His larger projects include headquarters design for Canon USA, CNBC Global, and Univision and multiple project locations for Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase, Yahoo!, and American Express.

Anthony is a self-taught AutoCAD draftsman and digital designer who originally began his career drafting by hand. He has spent the last 22 years developing a successful method for teaching AutoCAD as the foundation tool in a student’s digital design skillset. He has written his own syllabus which evolves with each new version of the software application.

Anthony’s teaches AutoCAD using the Concept / Command / Exercise method that stresses drafting accuracy, effective computer workflow / habits and focuses on using the program as a design tool as well as a drafting tool.

B.Arch, Pratt Institute.


  • Contract Magazine “Archi-techy” Interview regarding digital design trends
  • Rome Redux Photos and work selected for pedagogical tome

Partial Client/Project History:

  • Morgan Stanley: North and South America, 11m+ sf
  • Univision Headquarters: Florida, 250k sf
  • Canon North American Headquarters: New York, 800k sf
  • CNBC Global Headquarters: New Jersey, 300k sf
  • The Walt Disney Company: New York, 1.2m sf
  • Greenberg Traurig: National, 40k+ sf
  • Blackstone: New York, 20k sf
  • Elevance (Anthem Health): National, 200k+ sf
  • JPMorgan Chase: New York, 100k+ sf
  • American Express: New York, 11k sf
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals: New Jersey 240k sf
  • CIBC World Markets: New York, 300k sf
  • Wells Fargo: New York, 500k+ sf
  • Lefrak Organization: New York, 100k+ sf
  • Deloitte: Pennsylvania and New York, 200k+ sf
  • Yahoo! and Yahoo! Hot Jobs: Florida, Texas, New York and Toronto, 180k+ sf
  • Alliance Capital Cafeteria: New York, 20k sf
  • Metiom: New York, 40k sf
  • Nortel Networks: New York, 20k sf
  • BMC Software: Massachusetts and New York, 250k+ sf
  • Jamaica Hospital Medical Center: New York, 125k+ sf