AIA Life Designers

In France and globally, AIA Life Designers brings together more than 650 collaborators within five main firms : AIA Architectes (Architects), AIA Ingénierie (Engineering), AIA Management, AIA Territoires (Territories) and AIA Environnement (Environment). These entities collaborate within the framework of a common creative process.

Key Figures

1965 creation of AIA
650 collaborators in 2019
66 million euro of turnover in 2018
38 associates
14 agencies in France and globally
5 main firms

Selection of projects and agencies around the globe

An independent group

The Group’s capital is entirely held by its employees. Associates are shareholders of the “head” office, AIA Life Designers; they are employed by the group and take part in projects. They are representative of the métiers and the diversity within the Group. The associates also embody the values and ambition of the firm, as well as work towards its development. At their side, the partners lead the offices and the Group’s projects. They convey the messages, values and targets outlined with the associates and are themselves shareholders via the company “AIA employees”, whose capital is open to any collaborator with more than four years of seniority.


The Council of Associates is the governing body. It decides on the strategies and orientations of the Group and approves the structuring decisions made by the Executive Management.
The Council, chaired by the architect Olivier de la Barre, delegates the operational management of the Group to the Executive Management, whose representatives are Xavier Baumelou et Bruno Follin. The Executive Management is supported by a Strategic Committee made up of the executive directors of every firm, the Head of Development, the Head of Research and Innovation as well as some Heads of Offices. The Strategic Committee proposes and manages the crosscutting policies and measures required for the implementation of AIA Life Designers’ common strategy.

Strategic Committee

Head of Offices



Business Development