DESIGNING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
One great client at a time
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DESIGNING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
One great client at a time
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DESIGNING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
One great client at a time
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Who We Are

We are practical idealists that believe that as shapers of the built environment, we can not only create great places for people to live, work and play in, we can also move the needle forward on creating a more sustainable world that is more inclusive of its inhabitants.

We are a 28-person team of architects and construction managers that have worked on a wide variety of education, civic, commercial and transportation projects in the Bay Area and throughout California. Over the past 15 years, AE3 has built an extensive design portfolio and has had the privilege of managing the construction of projects ranging in scope and budget.

We are an award-winning firm, and as a 100% African American Owned practice, we are one of the largest Minority Owned architecture firms on the West Coast.

Our Services

Architecture

  • Programming
  • Conceptual Design
  • Project Entitlements
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • Permitting

Construction & Project Management

  • Budget Development and Tracking
  • Design Management
  • Value Engineering
  • Bid Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Project Closeout

Sustainable Design

  • Project Sustainability
  • Guidelines and Strategy
  • Sustainable Design
  • LEED Certification
  • Low Impact Design (LID) Site Planning
  • Existing Building / Real Estate Portfolio Analysis

Real Estate Due Diligence and Acquisition

  • Property Search/Identification
  • Property Evaluation/“Test Fits” Due Diligence
  • Project Conceptual Development
  • Market Analysis
  • Financial Analysis/Pro Forma Development
  • Space Demand vs. Supply Analysis
  • Long Range Forecast
  • Needs Assessment
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Locations
Berkeley, CA
Sacramento, CA
San Jose, CA
San Leandro, CA
San Ramon, CA

Role
Prime Architect
Architect of Record
Project Management
Construction Management

Size
Varied per Location

Dates
Ongoing

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Clients since 2007
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City/State/Federal Clients
It's All About You!
As the Client, you are always center stage and our role is to translate your dreams into reality. Our designers will work together to understand your aspirations, your needs and your concerns.
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Small Firm Service.
Large Firm Vision.
Our firm is large enough to provide talented and experienced professionals for every role, but small enough to provide a personal, tailored level of service for each client.
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Good Design Can Coexist With Your Budget and Schedule
As architects that understand great design and project managers that understand budget and schedule, we help our clients to find successful solutions.
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Less Is More
Clean lines, simplicity and good proportions never go out of style. Our pragmatic approach provides an ideal balance of economy and utility that is beautiful and timeless.
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Yes, We Are Trying to Save the Planet
All of our projects incorporate sustainability, most are built to LEED or Calgreen Standards, and many of our buildings now meet Zero Net Energy Standards.
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Our Diversity
We believe that we must use the power of our profession to create a more positive, inclusive, and sustainable world for all of us. The designers of our communities should resemble the persons that inhabit them.
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Meet Anika Scott

“I agree that form follows function, but getting inspiration is the key to good architecture.”
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