Leading Latin American Commercial Design Firm AEI Opens First U.S. Office in Miami

Feb 2017- AEI Founding Partner Juliana Fernandez, who brings more than 22 years of experience, will lead the new Miami office with Local Partner David Chason, who has been in the South Florida market since 1988 as a principal in several of the top architecture and design firms. The firm’s strategic growth into South Florida presents a significant opportunity to provide high-quality workplace design innovation sought by some of the world’s leading brands and Fortune 500 companies. AEI’s prestigious portfolio of clients includes Microsoft, Coca Cola, Citibank, DHL, HSBC, Holland & Knight, Pfizer, W Hotels, UBS, and Procter & Gamble.


“Our expansion in this market fills an underserved need for cutting-edge commercial design that is pursued by global brands, yet is competitive and attainable on a local level,” said Fernandez. “A new economic landscape has permeated the design world, requiring a fresh approach to design and architecture. Our vast resources and technology, coupled with international expertise in a multitude of commercial industries, enables us to offer U.S. clients an advantage when seeking the finest interiors for their business at competitive pricing.”



Headquartered in Bogota, Colombia, with satellite offices in Panama City and Medellin, AEI has a rich history spanning more than 20 years. The firm has created exceptional design solutions for clients in major markets of Latin America, New York and South Florida. AEI has completed hundreds of projects, including more than 130 in the U.S.


The firm delivers incomparable interiors in multi-faceted real estate sectors, including corporate office, co-work spaces, retail, hospitality, education, student housing, and residential amenity spaces and common areas. Comprehensive services include interior design development and execution, workplace strategy, construction administration, LEED certification and decoration. Since AEI is a design-build firm, all of its designers are well-versed in construction.


AEI is comprised of nearly 200 top international interior designers and architects, including 25 LEED and WELL accredited professionals. Its practice is committed to design excellence and a collaborative process that results in sophisticated projects that aesthetically communicate clients’ industry and brand personality.


The company has been recognized as an industry leader, including as a 10-time award winner in interior design, including a three-time winner of the prestigious International Interior Design Association Award.


AEI U.S. Studio will be located at 2 Brickell City, 78 SW 7th Street, Suite 500 in Miami.




Work Team 

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David Chason, Nani Pérez, Hugo Velásquez, Juliana Fernández