15 / SEP / 2022


Glad tidings one after another, AIM Architecture planning project “M campus” has been awarded the Masterpiece Design Awards at The Architectural Society of Shanghai China The Architecture Creation Award 2021.


Shanghai Architecture Society has established the “Shanghai Architecture Society Architectural Creation Award” in 2006, aiming to stimulate the enthusiasm of architects, further enhance and prosper the level of architectural creation, and promote energy conservation and environmental protection in architecture. 


15 / SEP / 2022

We are delighted to announce that AIM Architecture project “Taoxichuan Hotel, in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt” has been awarded the Asian Architectural Design Winner at the LIV Hotel Design Awards 2021. We would like to sincerely thank all judges for this honor, and also all AIMers who worked on the project.


LIV HOSPITALITY DESIGN AWARDS RECOGNIZE EXCELLENCE IN HOSPITALITY ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN AND GUEST EXPERIENCE, ON A GLOBAL SCALE. The mission of the LIV Hospitality Design Awards is to celebrate the quality and diversity of the architectural ventures and interior design projects shaping the worldwide hospitality industry today. The program was launched in 2020 and is an inclusive platform, pursuing and rewarding exceptional projects within LIVING and EATING spaces.

Vincent de Graaf joins the judge panel for Dezeen Awards

19 / APR / 2022


We feel honored and very excited to be included in the panel of extremely inspiring and talented international judges for the 2022 Dezeen Awards!

Organized by Dezeen, the world’s most popular and influential architecture and design website, Dezeen Awards is the benchmark for international design excellence and the ultimate accolade for architects and designers everywhere.




19 / APR / 2022

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of XINTIANDI, “THE XINTIANDI BOOK OF CREATORS” gathers the observation and thinking of 100 creative people in different industries, future trends, and collaboration process.

We are very honored to be included in this book among inspiring and talented designers.

Click on the picture to download the PDF of “THE XINTIANDI BOOK OF CREATORS”
Thank you InStyle for the great video! Click the link below to play the video.




15 / MAR / 2022


We are thrilled to have received two awards from ELLE DECORATION China for our projects in the park and Soho Commune by The Great Wall. It is a real honor to be selected by such inspirational judges but also alongside an exceptional lineup of creativity. Thank you Elle Decoration China! Many thanks to our dear clients and also our fantastic team here in China for making it possible!


AD100 award winning project

15 / MAR / 2022


We are honored to be part of the 2021 AD100 book on the 10th year anniversary of AD China! Thank you AD China for including our project among 100 architecture and interior design elites.

Soho Commune by The Great Wall – AD100 award-winning project for Soho China.

Architecture by Nobuaki Furuya, interior design by AIM Architecture

Click here to know more about the project.


Two of our projects have been selected as finalists for WAF/INSIDE Awards!

16 / AUG / 2021


We are delighted to announce that our projects F.X.Mayr Wenzhou and Harmay Beijing flagship store have been shortlisted in WAF (World Architectural Festival) and INSIDE festival this year!

AIM has been awarded the overall winner of MIPIM/AR Future Award!

8 / JUN / 2021

mayr wenzhou
We are thrilled to announce that AIM Architecture has been awarded the overall winner of the 20th edition of the MIPIM/ Architectural Review Future Project Awards for our F.X. Mayr Wellness Eco Retreat in Wenzhou, China.

Project N.0378

18 / MAR / 2021


Project No.0378 by AIM ARCHITECTURE, is an exhibition that offers an insight into architecture, interior design, and furniture projects.
An invitation to understand the design journey, of AIM’s founders: Wendy Saunders & Vincent de Graaf.
The exhibition is inspired by buildings and their future: their ambiguity, ever changing, always questioning.
Here we celebrate their power, blurring boundaries, their disruptiveness and being the creators of social change.
Seeing buildings for what they really are: ever-evolving structures, never static. As we are.
Structures that are reprogrammed, redefined, reimagined, reinvented, reframed. As we are.
Buildings as rebels, creating new urban landscapes, creating new possibilities of use. As we do.
Check the press release Here

AIM Architecture has been awarded a Special Mention in the Architizer A+ Firm Award!

4 / FEB / 2021

We are glad to announce that AIM Architecture has been awarded a Special Mention in the Best Medium Firm Category of Architizer A+ Firm Award!
The Best of the Year Awards are given to architecture and design firms at the forefront of their discipline,
demonstrating innovative and creative thinking, as well as impeccable detailing and execution, across a range of projects.

AIM won Gold Prize for 2020 WIN Awards

19 / NOV / 2020

Our HARMAY Beijing store has been named a Gold Winner at this year’s WIN Awards in the Independent shops or small chains category!

what the judges say: this is a very strong entry with a great use of storytelling about product logistics/manufacture and display. The industrial space on the ground floor is bold and well articulated. And contrasting to the industrial ground floor, the smaller rooms in the upper level lend a variety of opulence and character. Sleek design, fun story, beautiful and exciting pods!
Bold concept executed well. Contrast between industrial and sleek is refreshing.
Quriky, unusual, interesting spaces. Great story.

HARMAY Chengdu store, offcially open in Chengdu Taikoo Li

25 / SEP / 2020

What does Li Bai, lyrical poet from the Tang Dynasty, architectural brutalism, and a modern-day cosmetics store in a shopping mall have in common?
Allow us to introduce the newest HARMAY store in the heart of Chengdu,
where journey and discovery meet the future of retail.


28 / JUL / 2020

Are you an architect that believes good design can change the world? Do you still get excited when seeing an amazing project, wishing you had designed that? Do You still love pushing the boundaries of our profession and don’t give up easily?

If your passion hasn’t been dampened by those difficult projects where you have poured your heart and soul in and then painstakingly never gets built… If you have experience in designing and building in China but the years haven’t beaten you down. If you are a smart and strong designer, are fast and love working on different scales of design and know that concepts and details are equally important…

Then YOU are whom we are looking for!

About AIM:

We are a multidisciplinary office where AIM-ers are a handful of idealists who manage to strike the balance between satisfying our clients and satisfying our own design vision. How do we do this?
We put things into context: it’s surrounding and its purpose and in the context of what we want to say with it – resulting in a unique range of projects.

We also try to do the right things – not only BIG things but the right things. We approach design with authenticity and honesty and a touch of grit. This has been our mission from day one and we expect our designers’ work etiquette and attitude to be the same.

We believe that always thinking in the context of people and places, some of the compromises that have to be made are merely solutions leading to unexpected outcomes.

If this sounds like the kind of environment you would like to be part of and help build then send your cv to:


we are looking for :

Studio Manager with 15+ years of experience

Senior Architects/Interior Designers with a minimum of 6 years experience

Junior Architects/Interior Designers with a minimum of 3 years experience

Marketing Manager

Humphrey (aka AIM office cutie pie) is waiting for you =]


22 / JAN / 2020

2020 has arrived, not just an amazing number but the beginning of a new decade, the year of the smallest creature on the Chinese zodiac – and also the year where AIM turns 15 years old.
But for now we are just saying goodbye to the year of the pig with gratitude, to our clients, our team, our family and friends. Wishing you all a fabulous Rat Year ahead with a few glimpses of what we have been busy with these last 12 months.
Wendy and Vincent

AIM on the longlist of FRAME Awards 2020

6 / DEC / 2019


“Established in 1997, FRAME is the world’s leading media brand for interior design professionals. FRAME Awards identify and honour the world’s best interior projects. The work is judged by all industry stakeholders: interior designers, architects, retail brands, hospitality providers, cultural institutions, and educators. In total 36 awards are divided under Spatial, Executional, and Societal Awards covering the entire spectrum of interiors, while the Honorary Awards celebrate the people behind them.”

This year, we are happy to be on the longlist of the Frame Awards 2020! The final prize will be given on the 19th & 20th February 2020 in Amsterdam.

AIM Sri Lanka K house nominated in the 2019 WAF AWARD

15 / JUL / 2019

We are happy to share that our Sri Lanka K House has been shortlisted in the Completed Buildings 一Villa Category at World Architecture Festival 2019.

Wendy Saunders, co-founder of AIM will be on the judging panel for the 2019 World Architecture Festival (WAF).

1 / JUL / 2019


“World Architecture Festival is one of the world largest interactive awards that gives our peers and industry leaders an opportunity to share and spread our ideas internationally. It is a great honor for me to be the judge of the WAF Awards again since 2016. The celebration itself is also a challenging and inspiring learning experience. I wish all the designers a good luck for this year’s award and see you soon in Amsterdam!”

AIM the fourth year consecutively on the AD100 Top Architecture Firm List

28 / JUN / 2019

On the 28th of June, AD Magazine celebrates its Top 100 most influential architects and interior designers in China and its 8th Anniversary.
Since the first release of the AD100 in 2013, this is the fourth time that we have been consecutively listed. We would like to say Thank you to AD for all your support!

AIM Wins the IDEAT理想家2019 Future Awards

6 / MAR / 2019

We are delighted to announce that AIM has received the Best Interior Design Award for our future-thinking Innovation Lab at the 4th edition of the IDEAT Future Awards.
Today, industries are faced with the challenge of keeping pace with technology and the speed of change.
We created a space that represents the vision of Deloitte Greenhouse [and China Resources Group] and explores the power of technology to unlock new ways of thinking, while retaining an element of fun.
The playful energy in the design promotes innovation and disruptive thinking by engaging the imaginations of those who inhabit the space.
The IDEAT Future Awards take place during design SHANGHAI, 6 to 9 March 2019 at the Shanghai Exhibition Center.

AIM Won the Design Asia Awards

26 / JAN / 2019

We are happy to announce that our website has won the Design Of The Day(DOTD) in Design Asia Awards.
We also would like to say thank you to our web developer LORDEYS!
Check out more here: http://www.designawards.asia/sc/aim-architecture/


klee klee nominated in the Dezeen Awards 2018.

27 / JUL / 2018

We are happy to share that our klee klee project was nominated in the Dezeen Awards 2018.

HARMAY on the Finalist of 2018 INSIDE Award

9 / JUL / 2018

We are happy to announce that our HARMAY project was shortlisted in the retail category at INSIDE Festival 2018. The winners of WAF/INSIDE Award 2018 will be announced on 28th & 29th November at the RAI Amsterdam.

French President Macron in Guanghua 3Q

9 / JAN / 2018

SOHO Guanghua 3Q, China’s largest co-working space, is a venue for international conference today! French president Macron attented the Sino-Franco AI Forum here.

klee klee shortlisted in WIN 2017

28 / NOV / 2017

We are honored to announce that klee klee was shortlisted in the Retail Interiors of WIN (World Interior News) 2017 Awards. The project was elected by its concept, a home scene of a person who live by the brand’s vision, slow life.

Wendy on WAF 2017 Judge Panel

3 / NOV / 2017

Wendy Saunders, Co-Founder of AIM will be on the judging panel for the 2017 World Architecture Festival (WAF). AIM was honored to win in the Best Hotel & Leisure category in WAF 2016 with Fushengyu Hot Spring Resort.

AIM Makes AD100 List for Third Time

29 / JUN / 2017

A big hurrah for AIM Architecture…We have been included on the AD100 China list for 2017! Announced last Friday, this biennial list is compiled by Architectural Digest, and it honors the most influential and inspiring architects and designers across the country.

Landing us a third achievement was our architectural design project, Jiaxing Island, a communal complex that challenges China’s industrial boom. Designed in conjunction with More Architecture, Jiaxing flaunts assorted functionality and a human-oriented layout finished with a Spanish sandstone façade.

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