Our company

AREP is an interdisciplinary architecture practice,  a subsidiary of SNCF Gares & Connexions

AREP invents creative and durable solutions for resilient city planning, low carbon architecture and ecological design using advanced digital tools.

We offer a wide variety of skills both upstream and downstream of the project, including architects, urban planners, engineers and designers.

We propose a unique approach to inclusive mobility.

AREP group is present in France and abroad, particularly in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

© AREP 2017  / Comète et Ubiquity Films

By placing ecological emergency at the heart of our agenda we question architectural and urban practices while incorporating resource depletion, climate change and demographic considerations in our projects
Raphaël Ménard, Chairman
Key figures

  • an 20-year project experience
  • 800 projects and studies across the globe
  • 977 professionals
  • 30 different nationalities
  • 30 complementary disciplines relating to project management

  • A wholly-owned subsidiary of SNCF

  • 3 subsidiaries: AREP, PARVIS, AREP Ville

  • international offices : Dubai, Vietnam, China, Suisse

  • €117 million turnover in 2018

  • AFAQ ISO 9001 certification and OPQBI qualification


AREP is a well-organised, intermediate sized firm which combines the flexibility and responsiveness proper to small firms with the resource-related effectiveness of larger organisations
Dominique Girard, Financial and Legal Director

AREP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNCF - Gares & Connexions Unit.

It is structured around four main subsidiaries, headed up by a holding company:

  • AREP : project management services in France
  • PARVIS: project management assistance and architectural and urban planning services
  • AREP Ville: architectural and urban studies in France and abroad

By expanding its activities abroad, AREP broadens its areas of practice and refines its skills to provide its French and foreign clients with in-depth expertise and a fresh perspective for each project
Brian Wait, International Group Director

AREP Group operates throughout the country and thanks to its subsidiaries AREP Ville, PARVIS stays close to its clients: local authorities, public and private companies, managers etc..

Our multidisciplinary approach along with a mix of receptiveness and innovation enabled the Group to develop its activities at international level. In 2000, AREP won the competition for the Gwang Myeong station in South Korea and set up its first office in Asia.

It was before the competitions for Shanghai South station or the Beijing museum in China.

In China, AREP has been operating for more than 18 years.
Our international development continued in Southeast Asia, and more precisely in Vietnam and Indonesia, and then in India and Russia.

Our major projects include the Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal in Mumbai or the Skolkovo Innovation Centre near Moscow.

More recently, AREP Group successfully exported its expertise and knowledge in the Middle East (Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia) and in Morocco (Casa Port station).