Who We Are
AE7 is a multi-disciplinary design firm built to be a global organization. Our practice transcends traditional borders, providing innovative approaches to evolving challenges. We succeed through structuring our practice differently through the principles we apply, the markets we reach, the cultures we intimately know, and the solutions we ultimately offer. This character informs a design approach largely unrestrained by conventional limitations. The breadth of knowledge we draw upon for services ranging from concept through construction is as diverse as our workforce, reflecting our collective transnational imagination. We operate as partners to our clients for each project, providing comprehensive services and flexible solutions that ensure development potential that exceeds expectations. Across the globe, AE7 is comprised of architects, landscape designers, planners, engineers, visualization specialists, and project managers who offer an unparalleled range of services.
Creative vision, strategic thinking, and ambitious solutions are at the core of our practice.
Value-added: Linking Design to Business Feasibility
We combine planning and design expertise with financial modeling, development consulting, and visualization to empower our clients to make informed, strategic decisions. Along with this holistic approach, we bring creative vision and inspiration to every project, cultivating beautiful, unexpected, and enduring experiential designs. Our unconventional approach helps us think beyond the scope of a project to maximize value from multiple standpoints and enable our clients to capitalize on every opportunity that we make possible.
Tailored Solutions, Global Scale
We are a truly international firm uniquely positioned to address global challenges. Hailing from over forty countries, our staff reflects the diversity of our global communities and brings an array of cultural knowledge and expertise to each project. Our teams’ background and experiences intermix to create design solutions grounded in unique global perspectives, tailored to the individual localized needs of the client.
While having access to the resources of a global firm, AE7 embodies a small-practice’s sense of shared purpose. This combination gives us the benefit of supplying each of our clients with the knowledge and specialties of a robust corporation while maintaining the swift adaptability and shared investment in outcomes of a tight-knit workplace.
Team-based Creative Process
Whether collaborating virtually or in-person, our globally diverse team members develop long-standing creative relationships unrestricted by geography. By embracing our cultural and experiential diversity we learn from each other, enhance design ideas, and fuse innovative solutions. From junior designers to principals, each individual has an opportunity to contribute their unique insight to the process. With this sense of diverse collaboration driving our practice, AE7 has built a business that reflects our values and creative passions.
AE7 was established by five architects and two engineers who for many years shared a vision of creating an international design firm that reflects who they are as professionals and individuals. Going beyond simply working on international projects, the firm had to bring a high level of design, financial and development literacy, globally efficient processes, and cultural diversity.
In 2009, we began our journey in Dubai developing ambitious visions of new environments, many of which we then helped realize as multi-phased development projects. Through the scale and complexity of these projects, we showcased our ability to create destinations and experiences that attract people while meeting clients’ financial and functional goals.
Today, we are full-service planning, architecture, and engineering firm with hundreds of employees collaborating across dozens of cities around the world. Together, we have created a global team of ambitious professionals advocating for our clients and our values.
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