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About AIM Associates: Architecture and
Integrated Design Team Management

AIM Associates is an architectural, consulting and integrated design team management firm serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Special projects for other parts of the country are accepted as well.

We are licensed to practice architecture in California and Kentucky. NCARB Certification allows us to more quickly become licensed in other states if necessary. We are members of Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility and U.S. Green Building Council (LEED).

Design process

Our firm's strength lies in achieving quality design with an economy of means. We work resourcefully and creatively to meet stringent program requirements, budgets and schedules. Our goal in every project is to create a responsive and enjoyable human-made environment that reflects what is unique about the client, the users of the building, and the site in a manner that is healthy for the occupants and ecologically sustainable.

All of our intuitive design concepts at AIM are tested using a science-based process including the effective use of physical models and/or software for 3D design, daylighting, energy use simulation and life cycle cost analysis. Other analysis methods have included wind tunnel testing, infrared imaging and blower door testing.

AIM uses the integrated design team process to help the entire design team work cohesively with client managers and users at the outset of the project. This process synergistically finds the unique threads that make an integrated project program. Together we weave these threads into the fabric of the project to create an Integrated whole building balance of engineering and aesthetics, sustainability and efficiency, productivity and gratification.


Our firm has been recognized for technical ability and for aesthetic sensitivity in its designs for adaptive reuse of historic buildings by local organizations, and with grants from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation. AIM designed one of the buildings listed on the U.S. Department of Energy's High Performance Buildings Database.

About George Beeler

George Beeler, heading the firm, has given presentations on integrated design team management and sustainable architecture at Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan, Pacific Gas and Electric Energy Center, American Solar Energy Society National Conference, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy National Conference, US Forest service, International facility Managers Association, Russian Delegation of Building Designers, Stanford University, local chapters of American Institute of Architects, Construction Specifications Institute, local schools and colleges.