AREP is the leading architecture firm in France. For more than 20 years, we have been responsible for designing projects, providing consultancy services and helping our clients through the environmental transition.

As a global player in architecture, urbanism and design, our expertise and projects are at the intersection of construction and mobility, two sectors that account for more than half of all greenhouse gas emissions.

We are a multidisciplinary and international firm of architects. As a subsidiary of SNCF Gares & Connexions, AREP has its roots in the railway industry. We are proud of this unique heritage.

Our global team comprises 1,000 professionals of 30 nationalities, whose unique mix of specialities embodies our multidisciplinary culture: architecture, urban planning, design, engineering, programming, consultancy and project management.

We operate in France and internationally, particularly in Europe, China and Vietnam, where we are firmly established. With more than 500 projects underway in 2020, we are proud to share our expertise worldwide, offering practical solutions to the ecological emergency at all scales and project stages.

We have joined forces to create exemplary projects that meet the real needs of our clients, the current and future end-users of the project and the surrounding environment. Public interest is one of AREP’s core values.

People and social aspects are at the heart of our creative process. Our teams pay close attention to the uses and to ensuring that the project is perfectly integrated into its historical context and cultural and social environment.

We are active in advocacy. To address the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis, we help to stimulate public debate and change practices. We are driven by curiosity and relentlessly question our ways of doing things.

With humility, we are learning from actors who are experimenting with alternative modes and building bridges between those traditionally involved in the project production process. Here at AREP, we see ourselves as a catalyst, an incubator for this ecosystem, a laboratory of interaction with all these actors, and especially with small businesses at the forefront of environmental and social issues.

We are active in (re)building a resilient and sustainable world, even if this sometimes involves radical proposals. This revolution goes far beyond architecture.

It involves landscape, design, engineering, programming, project management and client advice. To this end, we have developed a unique approach: “EMC2B”.

We question, scrutinise and manage our activities through this prism, combining the most advanced modelling techniques with common sense approaches to deliver simple and frugal solutions that address the following five challenges: energy, materials, carbon, climate and biodiversity.

Finally, we encourage exploration: Research and innovation are at the core of our corporate DNA. We reject cookie-cutter ideas about sustainability.

We prefer the creativity that each situation brings to promote elegant and sober, efficient and durable solutions. We are heritage experts and, as such, we prefer to enhance and transform what already exists through low-tech solutions.

Our scientific and technical background enables us to design and work on infrastructure and industrial projects.


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Location: 16 Av. d’Ivry, 75013 Paris, France
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