Studio ai


A Brief History

Studio ai architects was created by Lily Lim and Mateo Paiva in New York in 2004. Both are licensed Architects and have worked for Rafael Viñoly Architects in New York for number of years as Project Managers for large scale institutional and commercial projects all over the United States as well as in Asia and Europe.

Since its inception, studio ai architects has been involved in projects from residential buildings to commercial retail and office spaces in New York, Argentina, Uruguay, Singapore and Japan.

In 2011, Louis Lim joined studio ai architects and started a furniture and in-house design build shop. Our fabrication and design-build shop is located in Industry City in Brooklyn.

In 2012, Esteban Erlich joined studio ai architects. Esteban is licensed in both Argentina and New York and has worked on large scale projects in both South America and the United States. He is also an illustrator and has published two children’s book.

In 2015, studio ai architects opened an office in Buenos Aires with Rosario Murua and Jenny Harvey. The office is located in the building developed and designed by studio ai architects in the Palermo Viejo district: malabia933.

At studio ai architects, every project is a set of unique design challenges that are met with simple and elegant solutions. 


The Team

Mateo Paiva
Partner, Architect RA

Lily Lim
Partner, Architect RA

Esteban Erlich
Partner, Architect RA

Louis Lim

Nobuyuki Tsukahara
Architect JIA (Tokyo Office)

Arq. Jenny Harvey
Architect (Buenos Aires office)

Arq. Rosario Murua
Architect (Buenos Aires office)