The SheltonMindel® brand continues the legacy of the firm founded by Peter L. Shelton & Lee F. Mindel in 1978 as Shelton Mindel & Associates. The firm continues to provide complete architectural, interiors and product design services for corporate, cultural, academic, retail, recreational, hospitality and residential clients, under the sustaining leadership of Lee F. Mindel, Architect, D.P.C., a New York Design Professional Corporation which performs all architectural services.

The firm is one of the top American interpreters of classic modernism in the industry today. Guided by principles of light, nature and simplicity, SheltonMindel®’s renowned designs and creations focus on simple construction, organic shapes and unity of materials. Derived from form and function, SheltonMindel®’s work transcends both to become art forms.

The firm has been a recipient of NYCxDESIGN awards since 2018; Interior Design Magazine Best of Year awards and finalist mentions since 2006; American Architecture awards, Good Design awards, and International Architecture awards from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum since 2004; Society of American Registered Architects awards since 1999; Rosco awards for product design since 1986;  AIA awards for architecture since 1985; and a Progressive Architecture citation. 

In 1996, the firm was inducted into the Interior Design Magazine Hall of Fame. Architectural Digest has recognized SheltonMindel® as one of the top 100 design firms on its AD100 list since 1997, and in 2021, Lee F. Mindel was one of the few designers inducted into the AD100 Hall of Fame for contributions to both architecture and interior design. Elle Decor has included SheltonMindel® on the Elle Decor A-List since 2010, and in 2022, honored the firm with the Design Titans status.

The American Institute of Architecture, San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, National Academy of Design and Houston Museum of Fine Arts have exhibited the firm’s work in both traveling and permanent exhibitions. Product design lines include collections for Sutherland, Knoll, Waterworks, Design Within Reach, Jack Lenor Larsen, V’Soske, and most recently Ralph Pucci. Peter L. Shelton and Lee F. Mindel, FAIA were recognized as the Deans of American Design in 2005, and were the recipients of the prestigious 2011 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award awarded at the White House by First Lady Michelle Obama.  

In 2022, Lee F. Mindel opened the doors to Galerie56, a SheltonMindel®-designed gallery space that celebrates the cultural intersection of art, architecture, and design. With revolving exhibitions curated by Mindel in collaboration with galleries and artists from across the world, Galerie56 reflects deeply American values of openness, transparency, and desire to welcome all international cultures to be a part of a democratic discourse available to all.



  • Lee F. Mindel, FAIA

    Lee F. Mindel, FAIA, Principal, received his Master of Architecture from Harvard University in 1976 after obtaining his Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, with Distinction in Architecture, at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Peter Shelton

    The Late Peter Shelton studied architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and Pratt Institute where he received his degree in 1975.


  • Grace V. Sierra

    Grace V. Sierra, Interior Design Director, graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City.

  • SiAe Sung

    SiAe Sung, AIA, Architecture Studio Director, received her Master of Architecture from University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Architecture from Cooper Union.

  • Clayton Feurer

    Clayton Feurer, AIA, Architect, received his Master of Architecture from The University of Kansas & his Bachelor of Science from Northwest Missouri State University.

  • Alexandros Pissarides

    Alexandros Pissarides, Architectural Designer, received his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University, Cum Laude.

  • Amanpreet Duggal

    Amanpreet S Duggal, Architectural Designer, received his Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University and his Bachelor of Architecture at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.

  • Gui Nunes

    Gui Nunes, Architectural Designer, received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cooper Union.

  • Angela Goncalves

    Angela Goncalves, received her Bachelor of Science from SUNY Farmingdale in Business Management and is currently attending New York School of Interior Design.

  • Jose Marty

    Jose Marty, Architectural Designer, received his Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Pratt Institute and Bachelor in Environmental Design from University of Puerto Rico.

  • Troy Melendez

    Troy Melendez, Architectural Designer, received his Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute.

  • Alyna Karachiwala

    Alyna Karachiwala Architectural Designer, received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Architecture from Columbia University.

  • Josh Rosenblatt

    Josh Rosenblatt Architectural Designer, received his Master of Architecture from The University of Kansas

  • Brittany Banks

    Brittany Banks Office Administrator, received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from San Francisco State University

  • Adam Hayes

    Adam Hayes, Galerie56 Manager, Received his MA in Visual Culture from New York University, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts & Museum Studies from the University of Cincinnati.

  • Ron Elmaleh

    Ron Elmaleh, Galerie56 Manager, Received his Masters of Art, Law, and Business from Christie’s Education New York, and his Bachelor of Business, Administration and Marketing from Touro College, New York.