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AE3 is proud to be the largest African American Owned Architecture Firm on the West Coast.

Located in San Francisco, Oakland (Bay Area), Los Angeles and with Architects throughout the state of California, AE3 offers highly skilled team members with a proven history of success. As a black owned architecture firm in California, we take pride in serving our clients and their diverse communities.

We offer services that include Commercial + Corporate + Civic, Technology, Education + Institutional, Federal, Transportation, Luxury Homes, and Multi-Family Residential.
















Doug Davis and Rick Dumas, Principals of AE3 Architects + Project Managers


Rick L. Dumas and Doug Davis, black architects in the bay area, opened AE3 Architects + Project Managers in 2007. They wanted to create a workplace where inclusion and transparency were the key elements to our success.

AE3 has grown from a 2-person firm to a vibrant and inclusive 28 person team.  As a company committed to diversity, we attract talent that thrives in this environment. Individuals who have been traditionally overlooked, know that AE3  is an inclusive community that will never exclude a candidate because of the color of their skin, the person they love, or their gender identity.

We believe that diverse designers should be designing diverse communities. Our clients thrive in the environment we create during the designing and building process. As a minority owned architecture firm, clients trust us to deeply understand their missions as they give back to the communities we all live, work, and play in.

Read some of the latest accomplishments by our team:

All About Community with Doug Davis, AE3 Principal

All About Community with Doug Davis, AE3 Principal

Principal of AE3, Doug Davis, AIA, sat down with Robert L. Harris, the host of “All About Community”, on OURTV78 for a discussion about Doug’s career and his work in the community. Doug discusses how he became interested in architecture and highlights select projects...

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