Studio a+i


A Brief History

Studio a+i 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 a+i has been involved in projects from residential buildings to commercial retail and office spaces in New York, Argentina, Uruguay and Singapore.

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

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

At Studio a+i, every project is a set of unique design challenges that are met with simple and elegant solutions.


The Team

Mateo Paiva
Architect RA

Lily Lim
Architect RA

Louis Lim

Nobuyuki Tsukahara
Architect JIA (Tokyo Office)