Anthony Cissell

Anthony Cissell

Anthony Cissell, SCAD architecture professor

Anthony Cissell

Assoc. AIA

  • B.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design, 2007
  • M.Arch., Savannah College of Art and Design, 2008
First year at SCAD:

"Witnessing the delight and pride on students' faces as they step back from a beautiful drawing and realize that their hand produced that expression of their built world, that with a pencil and a piece of paper they can take part in the eternal conversation that is our built environment, drives me to engage students in the studio and inspires my own questioning of working methods and philosophy in professional practice."


Contributing to the design and development of landmark civic architecture and public spaces throughout Savannah and the United States.

Awards, recognition and honors

AIA National Honor Award for Urban Design, East Riverfront Civic Master Plan, 2010; Congress for the New Urbanism; Charter Award, East Riverfront Civic Master Plan, 2009; Government Finance Officers of the United States, Excellence in Government Finance, 2009; Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Best Design Program in State, 2008; Historic Savannah Foundation, Urban Preservation Award, East Riverfront Civic Master Plan, 2008; Georgia Planning Association, Outstanding Planning Initiatives, 2008; the Creative Coast Alliance, Techfest 2008 competition, first place, 2008; Alpha Rho Chi national professional fraternity for architecture and allied arts, Bronze Medal, 2008; Tau Sigma Delta national honor society, 2006


The Young Architects Forum, Savannah chapter; American Institute of Architects, Savannah chapter

Previous Positions

Senior associate, Sottile & Sottile, Urban Design and Civic Architecture, Savannah, Georgia; designer, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago, Illinois; construction testing manager, Applied GeoSciences, Chicago, Illinois

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Courses Taught

DRAW 115 Graphics for the Building Arts