Axelle received her Bachelor of Design in Architecture with honors at the University of Florida School of Architecture. During her time in the four-year program, Axelle was a studio teaching assistant as well as the Editor-in-Chief of the SoA’s yearly publication, Architrave, for which she collaborated with visiting professors, archItects, and critics. Axelle then received her Master of Architecture at the Columbia University GSAPP, during which she worked as a design researcher for Studio-X Beijing on its ongoing publication The Future of the Art Museum in China.
After completing her education, Axelle expanded on her 2D and 3D visualization skills by working with West Point Academy on interactive learning tools for graduating cadets, as well as several publications. She then returned to architecture, working at Hollwich Kushner Architects, where she rapidly climbed from the position of office model coordinator to intermediate designer. There, she worked on a variety of projects, most notably mid-rise mixed-use buildings, some of which required her to travel globally to coordinate local codes and building standards.
Axelle joined DXA studio in 2018, where she has been a leading designer on a variety of projects, from the winning Midtown Viaduct competition entry and DXA's first monograph (DXA NYC: Ten Years of Building on History), to new construction in DC and various restoration and reuse projects in the city. She also leads the charge on DXA studio’s social media, events, and volunteering initiatives.