aE, Architectural Engineering, teaches technology-driven architectural design. It offers the possibility to graduate on a thesis design with room for technical fascinations. Since September 2008 aE has conducted graduation studios based on a set location that is extremely complex. They cover design decisions of regional scale as well as design decisions on the detail level; they let us think about the quality of the built environment in terms of urban spaces, the architecture of buildings and the impact decisions have on our environment in terms of sustainability. The aE studios have resulted in twenty-five thesis designs, and there are many more to come. In this journal, we present an overview of locations, assignments and designs.