We are an interdisciplinary firm with a singular focus on advancing the business of architecture, engineering, construction. We view business as a process of discovery.
Independent thinking enables us to experiment, to improve — and to design smarter solutions. That’s particularly important as we strive to create a more resilient future.
We believe in the power of those who design and build our cities to radically improve the human condition and how we experience the physical world.
Admiring the value you bring to human society - we are here to help you remove obstacles and run a more effective business so you can focus on what matters — creating the world we live in.
"Creative-independent thinking is a way of life. The spirit to create opportunities where there are challenges — done right — can bring meaningful change to our world."
The AEC Business started in Ivan's Grandma's garage. Our spirit; entrepreneurial, resourceful, and independent underpins our culture to this day.
Award-winning architect Jesus Tenreiro and a family of 8 architects were the initial sources of inspiration. Architecture is our DNA.
In 2016, 4 team members lived in Venezuela. A furious dictatorship threatened their safety. Today we have relocated all of them in Canada and Colombia.
Our expertise evolved through countless hours working directly and intensely with clients. We once accepted a $1MM guarantee witch we fulfilled in 12 months.
Our biggest failure to date. We scaled fast, with no predictability, or sustainability. It was all hustle! In time we lost $300k, let everyone go, and learned a hard lesson.
In 2018 we ranked #1 as the best management consulting firm by Ravetree. We worked hard to earn this and are genuinely proud of the accomplishment.
In the early days, we were Sea Level Media. We outgrew this name and our mission demanded a more powerful one. So we took a bold leap and reBranded as The AEC Business.
After helping 1000s of AEC leaders and teams we found common problems - most had nothing to do with 'tactics'. Learn The Full-Stack here.
We adopted a non-linear education system that resembles the symbiotic process of nature. Environment, building blocks, real-world application, and feedback.