Our vision is to work with clients and colleagues to improve the world.

Our mission is to deliver engineering leadership and innovative solutions for complex projects.

The implementation of our vision and mission helps our clients do great things to improve lives and protect the future. From better medicines, climate-sensitive energy supply and sustainable use, to education at the highest level and cutting-edge healthcare, we are driven to find unique solutions that solve client and world challenges.

From mentorship to leadership, we are passionate about our clients, our work, our people, and positively impacting society. It is with this spirit we endeavor to advance and grow, following an insightful and informed strategic vision.

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AEI is committed to fostering an engaging work environment and the highest level of collaboration.

From enabling at-home COVID-19 test kits to maximizing hospital flexibility, we are committed to enhancing public health.

Social Responsibility

Awareness, planning, and proactivity are our tools for enduring in the face of short- and long-term risks to our livelihood. If we take time to consider threats to sustainability and assess the long-term impacts of our decisions, we can build resiliency into our daily lives and designs that keep our communities safe and the environment clean.

CARB headquarter's energy use is offset by 3.8 MW of onsite photovoltaic (PV) panels.

Advancing Climate Action

From transforming air quality through the world's largest, net-zero emissions testing facility to fostering revolutionary biomedical research, our projects are changing the world, one facility at a time.

Receiving a Gold Sustainability Award in the Los Angeles Business Journal's 2022 Commercial Real Estate Awards program and a Design Excellence Award in Lab Manager's 2022 awards program, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Southern California Headquarters is a beacon for sustainability and climate action. Exceeding California Title 24 requirements by 30 percent and lowering overall energy cost savings by 75 percent, CARB's headquarters produces all energy onsite – ensuring resilient and uninterrupted operations.

Artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla's "Petrified Petrol Station" explores the intersection of culture, history, and our geopolitical future through a fossil-filled limestone outline of an eroding petrol station.

Noé Montes' "Paradise" showcases portraits displaying diverse relationships of climate change, air quality, and economics.

Energy reduction is implemented through:

  • Aircuity® and demand control ventilation
  • Fume hood occupancy-based control
  • High-efficiency LED lighting
  • High-performance glazing
  • Electrical vehicle charging
  • Adiabatic humidification
  • Active chilled beams
  • Exterior louvers
  • Daylighting
  • Fluid cooler

"There are Many Idioms About Breathing and Yet" is a piece that explores how we anticipate change by "holding" or "catching" our breath. Kameelah Jana Rasheed addresses both the mechanics of breath and the fight for environmental justice in a poem challenging viewers to read in a single breath.

This facility allows for pre-clinical and clinical development, formulation optimization, and cGMP manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products and medical devices.

Enabling Scientific Innovation

A modern embodiment of excellence in design, construction, and purpose, the advanced drug manufacturing facility integrates new cutting-edge technologies to aid in the development of small molecule and biological products.

A holistic, integrated approach and unparalleled team collaboration, passion, and dedication have culminated in a state-of-the-art facility that effectively achieves the client's goal and vision — to provide reliable, cost-effective, advanced capabilities for developing innovative medical countermeasure products against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats.

A testament to AEI's deep science and technology design experience and expertise navigating public-private partnership project delivery, AEI provided mechanical, electrical, piping/plumbing, fire protection, and process engineering.

AEI's process team designed the high purity water system (USP, WFI), a chlorine dioxide decontamination system, and a bio-waste system, participating in HAZOP reviews, writing SOPs, and producing P&IDs.

Resilience's commitment to building a sustainable network of high-tech, end-to-end manufacturing solutions ensures medicines can be quickly and safely made at scale. The ADM incorporates an array of engineered systems, including:

  • High purity water system
  • Chlorine dioxide decontamination system
  • Bio-waste system
  • Bio-containment laboratories
  • Four BSL-3, cGMP vaccine manufacturing suites
  • High-efficiency central utility plant

Improving Patient Outcomes

We create human-centric, technically advanced clinical environments that elevate communities, improve patient outcomes, and address the entire continuum of care — from inpatient and outpatient services to behavioral health facilities and academic medical centers.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital's front entrance is designed to provide enhanced clarity and navigation, allowing patients to get to the right department with speed and ease.

SMH features built-in flexibility to expand up to double its size, ensuring a reliable facility for patients and their families.

An award-winner in Healthcare Design Magazine’s 2022 Design Showcase, Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH) in Venice, Florida, is committed to providing elevated patient comfort and care. Designed and built to resist the impacts of major environmental and biological events — such as public health emergencies and pandemics — SMH features negative pressure rooms to prevent air transfer from patient spaces and information technology infrastructure to support a seamless, uninterrupted network connection — ensuring access to medical records in the event of a shutdown.

Our goal is to create dynamic, inclusive spaces that promote employee interaction and communication.

Driving Community Impact

Our mission extends far beyond mere walls. We are passionate about supporting the needs of both local and global communities and offer employees dedicated time off for engaging in volunteer activities. From working to end world hunger and aiding in children’s critical healthcare needs to providing scholarships and mentorships that help educate future generations, the organizations we support and partner with continue to have a positive impact on society.

AEI partners with the ACE Mentor Program of America, an organization working with more than 70 affiliates across the nation to help mentor, encourage, and inspire high school students interested in pursuing architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) careers. A proud advocate of the ACE mission and program, AEI provides sponsorship, scholarships, mentorships, and ongoing support to the many individual employees who volunteer with their local ACE chapters. Several of our regional offices serve as nationally recognized program affiliates, including ACE Denver, ACE Madison, ACE Milwaukee, ACE Tampa Bay, and ACE San Francisco — helping to shape the next generation of AEC industry professionals.

ACE’s mission is to engage, excite, and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction through mentoring and continued support for their advancement into the industry.

Core Values

AEI's culture encourages professional development while adhering to a set of core values that drives company and team decisions. Our commitment to these values informs project decisions and behavior amongst colleagues and clients.

Innovation and Expertise
To continuously value and promote innovation and superior technical expertise in all aspects of our professional practice.

To always employ the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards, demonstrating honesty and fairness in every action that we take.

To actively engage our clients and employees throughout our projects in order to fully understand and respond to their project needs.

To consistently exceed our clients’ expectations for the quality of our documents and professional services.

To recognize the significant impact of our work on society and the global environment and ensure that it reflects the highest standards in sustainable design practices.

To provide a stable, stimulating work environment and exceptional opportunities for professional and personal growth for all staff.

To recognize the strength of this unique organization and to value and support its continued growth and development through all disciplines, markets, and offices.

At AEI, collaboration is our strength — we work better together.