NIC is the custom architectural (creative) arm of AEC. NIC is about the challenges, the unique features, and the “what if’s.” We work with designers from the beginning, helping to shape their vision into reality, and we collaborate with the general contractors to ensure a successful installation that fits the budget and the schedule. This includes branding elements, experiential graphics, custom furniture, custom architectural fabrication, and beyond. All we need to start is a design concept or inspiration. Don’t end up with a thing of genius that gets destroyed by too many trades that blow the budget and kill it off the project. Consider NIC your final design destination, with professionals who will work through all the painful details to deliver your masterpiece. Oh, the NIC stands for “Not In Contract.” Don’t let the other guys mess it up!
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NIC designs, collaborates, engineers, crafts, studies, experiments, researches, constructs, master-minds, refines, resources, budgets, fabricates, installs – makes it happen.
“AEC/NIC is a one-of-a-kind subcontractor. They are a unique partner because of their focus on both design and execution. At every level of the organization, they prioritize integrity and professionalism, and they never shy away from a problem. AEC knows how to come up with creative solutions and communicate effectively to all stakeholders. Their installation team is methodical and precise, so we can always count on them for excellent results. We look for ways to include them in all of our projects!”
-Steve French, President
“Corgan has really enjoyed working with AEC over the years. Their talented staff of designers and engineers were easy to work with and extremely collaborative. AEC offered various methods of achieving our design to accommodate budgets and schedules without sacrificing design or quality. AEC is a local Dallas resource for those installations where we just aren’t sure who to turn to for implementation due to their unique nature. AEC has always had a “can do” approach to our inquires (as strange as they may be sometimes)”
-Paige Terrell, SEGD
Director, Branded Environments – Vice President at Corgan
"AEC/NIC is a true partner in every sense of the word. They work to make our visions come to life based on just a concept or sketch… when we don’t know how to build it, this team does. They are transparent in their process and deliver excellent results, time and time again!"
-Jayme Schutt, RID, IIDA, LEED Green Assoc.
Sr. Interior Designer
Vice President at HKS