PAE is a licensed First Class Architectural Design Office in Japan with more than 6 decades of commercial project experience, with emphasis on office fit-out and retail work. PAE also provides project management services and retail roll-outs management services.
Our skilled team carries out each project so that the client’s needs and expectations are fulfilled, and ensures that the project is executed smoothly, on time, within budget and with constant awareness for environmental concerns.


The HSBC Limited

ClientThe Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
Project Size600 sqm (approximate size for various locations)
LocationAkasaka, Tokyo, Marunouchi, Tokyo, and others
PAE RoleProject Management, Design Standards Development, Interior Design, MEP Design Consultant

Beginning in early 2008, Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) – one of the world’s largest financial groups – began full scale operations of their Personal Financial Services Division, branded as HSBC Premier, in Japan. Working closely with HSBC’s Headquarters and their Asia-Pacific Regional Offices, PAE has created a design solution that both respects HSBC Premier’s global identity and responds to the uniqueness of Japanese culture and banking customs. The results are a new type of banking experience that has never before been seen in Japan. To date, the first 5 Premier branches have been opened in and around Tokyo, and the bank continues to work with PAE to roll out more branches throughout Japan in the coming years.