Aedis, Then and Now

Discover our past, our present, and our principals.

About Aedis

The short story here at Aedis is this – we specialize in the design of educational facilities. But creating healthy, productive environments for student and faculty requires a much broader explanation.

It all begins with delivering effective design solutions that fulfill our clients’ needs. We’re committed to that. However, we’re equally devoted to creating beautiful spaces for teachers to teach and students to learn. We also want our projects to produce positive impacts in the communities we help.

Our designs are flexible, modular, and accommodate evolving educational needs. The spaces we design enhance human interaction. And the resulting benefits reach far beyond the campus.

Our History

We first opened our doors in 1954.

We were known as Kal Porter and Associates at the time. Much has changed since then, and much has remained the same.

We’re still a full-service, minority-owned architectural firm. And we still service the greater Bay Area. Only, now we do it through offices in both San Jose and Sacramento. During our six-plus decades in business, however, we’ve completed thousands of educational projects, at every grade level, for public and private educational institutions, municipalities, and community organizations alike. We’ve grown. And we’ve learned a tremendous amount in the process.

Today, we are very experienced architects. But we’re also genuinely caring people. Whether we’re working on modernizations, new campuses, portable replacement projects, or campus additions, we want to exceed our clients’ expectations and enrich the lives of the people they serve.

Working with Aedis

Our approach is to become your advocate.

We learn everything we can about you, your site, and your project’s potential. Then we work with you to formulate solutions that will enable you to realize your vision. Over the years, we’ve found that tight collaboration, creative thinking, and reliable, responsive service, are the path to producing exceptional results.

We’ve also discovered that teamwork is everything. So, we leverage your team’s expertise. We draw on our own design innovations. We research emerging scientific studies on human cognition, physiology, and psychology. And we apply them all in a way that will create inspiring educational environments that empower students to thrive.

Meet The “A” Team

Fostering collaboration fuels our success.

Our Team

Look closely at Aedis, and you’ll see an extended family represented by proud individuals from all corners of the world. Each person brings with them a unique background and novel experiences. And together, our rich diversity makes us all a little better, a little more aware, and inspires us to create with a rare appreciation and sensitivity for all.

We acknowledge that the work we do impacts so many people in our communities, in this generation as well as the next, so we do our absolute best to balance hard work with camaraderie, and personal ambition with mutual respect.

We Complement Each Other

Everything we do at Aedis revolves around teamwork. It gives us a shared vision. It makes every person vital. And we think it’s what makes our projects extraordinary.

Because of our collaborative effort, each Aedis team member has the opportunity to become a star on any given project or activity. We involve everyone in all aspects of each project – from master planning, to design, to project management, to technical documentation and construction administration. That way, our professionals can contribute, not only in the ways they’re expected to, but in unexpected ways as well.

We recognize that the personal relationships we form in the office influence both our well-being and the work we do. We want to keep those influences positive. So, we’re always creating new opportunities to gather, share our ideas, and broaden our experience.

We convene each month for an informal yet insightful discussion of architecture, urban design, sustainability, and many other issues of interest to the group. We celebrate employee life events and company achievements. And once each year, we invite everyone on the staff to bring their families and join us for a fun getaway weekend.

Join Us

Let’s find out if our paths intersect.

When you join Aedis, you’ll enjoy many benefits.

Here are just a few of them

  • Mentorship, continuing education, and career growth
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance, short- and long-term disability
  • 401K retirement plans and profit sharing
  • Flextime schedule options
  • Enrollment in Aedis Active, our wellness and professional development program
  • Access to free public transit and bike sharing in downtown San Jose

Current Openings

Sacramento

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited school of Architecture
7-10 years work experience in an architectural firm.
Experience with educational projects, especially in California, is advantageous, but not a requirement.
Excellent organizational and communication skills, including verbal, written, and graphics.
Solid knowledge of construction detailing, coordination and construction documents, as well as experience in construction administration.
Ability to work well in a team environment and individually.
Strong leadership skills with the ability to delegate.
Software proficiency including Revit 2019, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.

Sacramento

Aedis Architects, is currently seeking inspired individuals who are interested developing careers in education architecture and design at our downtown Sacramento Office.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited school of Architecture
1-3 years work experience in an architectural firm.
Excellent organizational and communication skills, including verbal, written, and graphics.
Solid knowledge of construction detailing, coordination and construction documents.
Ability to work well in a team environment and individually.
Software proficiency including Revit 2018, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.

San Jose

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited school of Architecture
7-10 years work experience in an architectural firm.
Experience with educational projects, especially in California, is advantageous, but not a requirement.
Excellent organizational and communication skills, including verbal, written, and graphics.
Solid knowledge of construction detailing, coordination and construction documents, as well as experience in construction administration.
Ability to work well in a team environment and individually.
Strong leadership skills with the ability to delegate.
Software proficiency including Revit 2019, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.

San Jose

Minimum Qualifications:
The Communications Coordinator will assist the Firm’s Principals in the production of documents and collateral which supports our business development activities, as well as play an active role in maintaining and improving the organization and maintenance of those materials.  Candidates for the Communications Coordinator position will need strong interpersonal and communication skills.  Proven writing, editing, proofreading and graphic design abilities are equally essential.  the ideal candidate is energetic and creative, can work collaboratively and solve problems independently, is highly organized, detail-oriented, and has a passion for good design as a means of clear communication.

San Jose

Minimum Qualifications:
We’re looking for a versatile marketer who will support the growth of our inbound channels.  The Marketing Operations Manager responsibilities include devising, tracking and analyzing the performance of campaigns, managing the marketing budget, and ensuring that all marketing materials are in line with our brand identity.  You should have experience with web and social media analytics tools and be able to turn creative ideas into effective promotional projects.  Responsibilities also include hands-on execution and support of campaign activities such as conferences, meetings, events, content messaging.  To be successful in this role, you should be organized, an empathetic communicator, and team-oriented with a strong work ethic.  Ultimately, you will help us build and maintain a compelling and consistent brand through online and offline marketing channels.

Let’s Talk

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Main Office

Aedis Architects
387 S. 1st St., Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408.300.5160
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Sacramento

Aedis Architects
808 R Street, Suite 201
Sacramento, CA 95811
Phone: 916.970.0230
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