Who We Are

Who We Are

Design42 is an architecture firm founded in 2003, located in Midtown Manhattan. Design42 is a full-service architecture firm comprised of a team of dedicated designers committed to the realization of our clients’ vision. With a consistent focus on project needs, our services are tailored to fit each client’s goals and budget to maximize efficiency and profit. With over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry, Design42 specializes in the development of health and fitness facilities that incorporate the most effective programmatic spaces within designs that reflect the unique character of each location. From providing aesthetic development for exclusive facilities to the unification of a franchise, Design42 is devoted to working closely with clients to envision projects into reality. Design42 is licensed in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and now Connecticut.

What We Do

What We Do


  • Program Development
  • Zoning Analysis
  • Schematic Design
  • Conceptual Design
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Design Development
  • Interior Design


  • Presentations
  • Furniture Design/Selection
  • Fixture Design/Selection
  • Construction Documents
  • Submittals
  • Filing Services

Additional Services

  • Brand Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Signage
  • Franchise Design Manuals
  • Arch Visualization
Our Staff

Our Staff

Daniel Henkel, RA

Daniel Henkel, RA


Daniel Henkel founded Design42 Architecture in 2003. He obtained his Bachelors of Architecture from Syracuse University and is licensed in NY, NJ, PA, MA, DE, VA, NC, and CT with twenty years of experience on a wide range of light commercial and residential projects. His interests have always pointed towards sustainable design and careful consideration of the environmental impact of building. In serving Design42’s clients he has become increasingly sensitive to working on projects with unique limitations and restricted budgets. He has also served on a Committee for the Habitat for Humanity Greater Jersey City chapter as well as Board President of the Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation in Union City, NJ.
Thomas Scibilia, AIA

Thomas Scibilia, AIA

Project Manager/Architect

Thomas Scibilia is a registered architect and has brought his 10 years of experience in the architectural industry to Design42. Tom’s experience in diverse firms developed a well-rounded and rich understanding of architectural practice, design, technology, materials and construction methods necessary to communicate with clients, consultants, and contractors. As a native New Yorker, Tom obtained his Bachelors of Architecture from Pratt Institute.
Swasti Mishra

Swasti Mishra

Junior Designer

Swasti Mishra’s bio coming soon.
Who We Are

Total Years Experience

Projects Complete

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