NELSON announces silicon valley-based AAI to join operations
On November 1, 2016, San Jose-based architecture and interior design firm AAI merged operations with the global design firm, NELSON. As a 2016 Rising Giant ranked by Interior Design Magazine, AAI has a growing presence in the Bay Area and larger Northern California region. The merger added roughly 35 employees to NELSON. The addition also brought NELSON’s regional count to over 80 Teammates, the third largest region in its operation. The combined company will employ almost 650 Teammates globally, and bill over $100 million in gross revenue.
The joining further emphasized the company’s move to expand its strategic position and services on both a national and global level. With a projected revenue of $6.4 million for 2016, AAI represented NELSON’s largest acquisition to date on the West Coast.
The strategic partnership represents the second move in a year to support NELSON’s increased focus on strengthening design services throughout the West Coast and establishing a local footprint in Silicon Valley. NELSON’s additional West Coast offices include Los Angeles and Seattle.
Established in 1979, AAI is the leading design firm in the Bay Area providing architectural services for the repositioning of properties that result in leased spaces. They have a long term relationship with the development community in the Bay Area including: The Irvine Company, Shorenstein, Hines, LBA Realty, Swift Realty, CBRE/CALSTRS, and Embarcadero Capital Partners. AAI is a strategic partner for businesses looking to benefit from creative workplace design and efficiency. For more information, visit http://aaidesign.com/
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