AE Works at 15
May 12, 2022
May 14, 2022 we will hit a milestone. 15 years.
Those years and what we have been able to accomplish is only possible because of our team - a team of visionaries, strategists, learners, futurists, and leaders shaping the future.
Below are highlighted stories along those 15 years of our team building impact here at AE Works and beyond.
"We have worked on big projects - the PA Turnpike Southern Beltway Maintenance Facility, Master Plans for large healthcare systems, and a new laboratory for ALCOSAN to name a few. But we also have projects from clients who don’t do a lot of work like churches.
I met someone who goes to Saint Kilian Parish in Cranberry Township and she shared how beautiful she thinks their new church is that we designed. To have someone who just uses the space think how great it is, that hit home. Hundreds of people interact with the spaces we design."
"One of the pivotal moments I think back to is the decision to go into the cloud years ago (2015 before it was cool). That allowed us to scale as needed, and be flexible in terms of where staff work (on-site, in the office, virtually). This long-term planning and vision enabled our work in the field and seamless transition during the pandemic to set us up for success. We don’t function like a traditional A/E firm. We’re not afraid to be an early adopter of new things."
"The PA Turnpike Southern Beltway Maintenance Facility is a very visible project in our hometown. And it is so awesome that there is a plaque with our name in the building!"
"On a personal level, I never thought I would be a person who would enjoy change so much. I always thought change is bad, but I’ve learned that that isn’t the case.
And because of that change, we’ve evolved as a team. Our first big job was in 2012, a Boiler Plant Replacement. Now, $10M construction isn’t a big job for us. We've been fortunate to work with so many great clients like PA Turnpike, National Institutes of Health, Armed Forces Retirement Home and so many more, on a range of projects."
"The historic restoration of the Edgeworth Rotunda required some creative design and planning to keep the facility operational throughout construction. Being able to respond quickly was key to this project that progressed quickly."
"I’m most proud of being a B Corp and those values are baked into how we operate and engage with our clients, partners and one another."