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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are just a few of them
Whether it’s to request a bid on an upcoming project or meet to share ideas on shaping a potential project.