aoe is an architecture and interior design studio based in Beijing, China. Its award-winning work spans residential, commercial, hospitality, educational, civic, corporate, mixed-use and urban planning markets. Underpinned by a creative intelligence-led philosophy, aoe intervenes in the social environment to create vibrant human-city spaces of the future. Responsive to modern facets of human life, aoe’s design solutions fuse science and technology with the arts and culture, resulting in an inspired and much-needed reinvention of urban living – all the while, respecting local cultures, nature, and different ways of life.
aoe’s director is Larry Wen, an architect whose international reputation is built on over thirty years of service to the industry. Larry studied at Cal Poly Pomona University and has since led several renowned global design companies, among them Aedas, Woods Bagot and Aecom. He has directed numerous well-known projects – including Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University Administrative Information Building, Guiyang Tianyi International Plaza and Qingdao Jinmao Central Europe International City – picking up a string of awards along the way.