AIM is a collective of passionate, international individuals. Founded by Belgian and Dutch architects Wendy Saunders and Vincent de Graaf in 2005, AIM brings together architecture with interior and product design to create wholly integrated products and ideas. Headquartered in Shanghai and with an office in Europe, AIM is a global studio with local feeling.
Our approach is deliberate and focused. Each project is approached individually. We pair context to concept and explore the fine line between vision and practicality. The result are unique spaces with a powerful narrative. Bold, playful, and gritty. Well-built projects with refined details. A built-in love of materials, and passion for place and purpose.
AIM is a passionate and international group of urban planners, architects and designers, who understand the value of a design process and the importance of context.
AIM is teamed up with 40 people from 10 countries, which enables us to be understanding and sensitive to projects generating from various contexts and cultural values.
Wendy Saunders - Principal Architect
Graduated her masters in architecture in Ghent,
Belgium and practiced for 10 years, in front running architecture offices in Amsterdam before coming to China.
Vincent de Graaf - Principal Architect
Graduated a master in interior design in Maastricht and a master degree in architecture and urban planning in Amsterdam. His nearly 20 years of working experience stretches over many respected offices in design, architecture and urban planning in Europe and China.