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About Aidea

About Aidea

Manifest Value

‘Aidea’ comes from the Latin phrase, “a idea ad esse”, which means, “from ideas to reality” Your objectives and strategies are our impetus for providing integrated design and technology solutions, the enrichment of life and the industry, our inspiration.

Aidea believes in being the best adviser and solutions provider a client can have. As an integrated design and technology firm, we leverage our expertise, unique processes, and continuous technological innovation to create solutions that bring the best value to our stakeholders.

Our design know-how informs our use of technology. This, in turn, empowers our design process. We understand your businesses and processes because we work with the largest real estate developers, multinational companies, homebuilders, design firms, and contractors worldwide. We customize and configure our capabilities and services to cater to your unique process. By practicing empathy, co-creation, and the integration of design and technology, we provide comprehensive solutions to meet your project goals.

Our Story


Aidea begins as an international architecture firm’s ten-man branch in Manila.


Aidea signs framework agreements with P&G and Regus for European and Middle East projects.

2007 - 2008

Aidea locates the majority of its projects overseas during the Asian financial crisis.

The Aidea Design Foundation is established.


Joint venture partners Aidea and BIM Equity establish Epiito, a valuable means for virtual prototyping, content creation, and co-creation.


Led by Aidea, a global alliance of 14 design firms covering pre-design to post-operation services forms the A+ Design Group.


The 30-man operation becomes fully Filipino-owned and steadily develops into the 270-strong company it is today.


Aidea becomes the country's foremost user of new platforms in technology, switching from 2D to 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) and becoming one of the prime users of BIM in the world.

Aidea introduces Environmental Graphic Design to the Philippine design industry, offering fully integrated design services to its clients.


Subsidiary Aidea Integrated Technologies, Inc. (now Aidea Technologies) is formed to meet the growing international demand for Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) services. This vision is supported by the establishment of Aidea’s software integration team, developing automation programs.


Aidea opens its office in Abu Dhabi.


Aidea opens its office in Clark, Pampanga to specialize in Virtual Reality (VR), customization, and content creation.

Awards and Milestones

In our 25 years of existence, we have provided design and technology solutions for companies local and overseas. Our work is found in 90 cities in 60 countries spanning 5 continents. With over 800 projects to date, we have worked on a diverse range of typologies: from corporate offices and commercial centers, to industrial complexes and masterplanned communities, residential and mixed-use buildings and leisure facilities.

Aidea has established an outstanding reputation for integrity and commitment to providing exemplary design solutions and customer service. Our dedication to keep finding new ways to better serve our clients has propelled our growth to over 270 design professionals and software developers to date, and the rank of 44 on Building Design 2021 World Architecture 100. Since 2011, Aidea has been consistently recognized as one of the country's largest design practices by The BCI Asia Top 10 Awards.

Aidea is recognized worldwide as a front-runner and expert on Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), having won top prizes in competitions such as Build London Live, Build Qatar Live, and BIM Buzz Singapore. As early as 2005, Aidea has catapulted itself as the foremost user of new platforms in technology, 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) that has allowed the firm to take on even larger and more complex projects and established itself as the trusted authority in VDC in the Philippines and overseas.

We are based in Manila with offices in Clark Global City and Abu Dhabi, UAE. We have a subsidiary in Denmark for our Virtual Reality (VR) and co-creation services.

As we continue to grow, so too will we go on to expand our areas of expertise, innovate processes, and embrace cutting-edge technologies.

800+ Projects in 60 Countries 90 Cities Worldwide