“Creating meaningful change through design is our number one priority. Our clients are shaping the future and we enjoy being part of their story.”
Our mission is to provide innovative solutions for our clients that help their dreams, visions, and goals come to life.
AE3 Architecture + Construction Management aim to design spaces that enhance the communities in which we work and live. Our commitment to diversity and inclusivity allows our team to provide forward-thinking solutions that elevate our client’s impact.
Our diverse team brings fresh perspectives and innovative technologies to each project we collaborate on. Each of our unique experiences allow us to approach problems with a distinct viewpoint and identify solutions that will enhance our communities. We have built a culture where everyone’s voice matters and therefore all members are encouraged to express themselves. In ensuring that every voice is heard, we stay connected and are better able to think outside the box. With our clients’ priorities at the forefront, our team is exceptionally open minded and goal focused. With over 230 years of combined architecture design experience, we have completed 110+ projects since opening our doors in 2007.
“We wanted to create a workplace where inclusion and transparency were the key elements to our success. With AE3, we’ve been able to build something special. Our team is our greatest asset and it’s because of them that we have succeeded and continue to build strong relationships with our clients and in our communities.”
– Rick Dumas and Doug Davis, Founders of AE3
Rick Dumas brings over 37 years of experience as a designer, journeyman builder, construction manager, and developer of diverse high-end residential, religious, civil, and mixed-use projects.
Rick’s career was guided from a very early age by his late mentor Sigrid L. Rupp where he worked on high-tech projects during the dot-com era in Silicon Valley for clients such as Apple, Sun Micro Systems (now Oracle), and Raychem (now Tyco). Sigrid’s influence on Rick’s life is evident in his passion for bringing on and working with young architects and designers.
Currently, Rick oversees all aspects of AE3, but truly enjoys his work in interiors and high-end residential design. With such a diverse breadth of experience, Rick has developed a pragmatic approach that ensures a project’s design enhances value and aesthetic and runs on an efficient construction schedule.
Born and raised in Oakland, he has strong affiliations with local members of the community and is an active member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).
Doug Davis brings over 25 years of AEC industry experience as both, a practicing architect and construction manager. He received his Bachelor of Architecture and his MBA from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
His career began in Silicon Valley, focusing on biotechnology, pharmaceutical, high-tech, and ground-up core and shell construction. In 2007, he and Rick Dumas partnered to form AE3 Partners. Since then, he has overseen the growth of the firm’s higher education, transportation and civic sectors, and has led the design of multiple campuses for non-profit organizations and energy providers such as PG&E.
Doug is a licensed architect in the state of California, a licensed Real Estate Broker in California, and a member of NCARB.
He volunteers his time on the board of Oakland Builders Alliance and 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, as well as other organization such as SPUR. Doug is also a private pilot and member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Our diverse team brings a fresh perspective, to each project we collaborate on. Having a room full of professionals from different communities, age groups and experience levels, facilitates our team’s mission of delivering projects that are not only functional and aesthetically pleasing, but also make the world a better place for the many different sectors that we serve.
We have built a culture where everyone’s voice matters and therefore all members are encouraged to express themselves. In ensuring that every voice is heard, we stay connected and are better able to think outside the box. With our clients’ priorities at the forefront, our team is exceptionally open minded and goal focused. With over 230 years of combined architecture design experience, we have successfully delivered a wide-range of projects since opening our doors in 2007.
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