AREP has been developing its core activity around stations and interchange hubs for almost 20 years, both in France and abroad. 
We can thus boast:

  • A solid experience in rehabilitating, redeveloping and modernizing old buildings, including sites which need to operate normally during works.
  • Long-established skills which enable us to undertake projects involving urban mobility and pedestrian flows management issues
  • The acknowledged capacity to “export” our knowledge and skills to different sectors and for the benefit of a wide range of international clients by undertaking large urban projects or the project management relating to public-accessed sites.

AREP has always been organised as a multidisciplinary design office where all skills are complementary.
Over time we have incorporated new specialisations to address the challenging issues raised by mobility.
AREP is currently organised around seven main activities encompassing all the technical expertise required to execute programmes at every scale. 

We have developed specific tools and processes to improve cooperation between the various disciplines and to ensure the flawless management of studies and monitoring of projects
Philippe Druesne, Methods and Innovation Director


Our teams have developed an outstanding expertise in organizing public-accessed sites and in mixing various complex programmes to create spaces which contribute to urban development
François Pradillon, Institutional Relations Manager

The design process is supported by extensive experience in designing buildings with major functional constraints, particularly busy focal points within complex urban programmes such as intermodal transport hubs, amenities, and mixed programmes.

AREP’s architecture teams have tackled a wide variety of programmes and have always shared the same commitment to submit a project suited to the needs, lifestyles and quest for identity of contemporary society.

  • Architectural studies
  • Pedestrian flows research
  • Construction economics
  • SCMC (Scheduling, construction, management and coordination)



Designers start their work from small scale usages and question the relations between items, people and places before extending their reflection to every space where people live and move
Isabelle Le Saux, Design and Communication Director

AREP’s Design division is composed of a multidisciplinary team who has developed a unique expertise in conceiving public-accessed spaces.

It comprises experts in designing furniture and public spaces or creating and implementing fixed and dynamic information systems, as well as interior architects, designers and graphic designers with a view to satisfying our clients’ needs.

  • Design
  • Interior architecture
  • Graphic design and signage
  • Space conceptualization Design

Town planning

Town planning

Drawing on evolving uses and mobility habits, AREP Ville has been working hand in hand with local authorities for many years to transform train stations and their surroundings into places of exchange and urban centrality
Fabienne Couvert, Architecture, Urban planning and territories Director

In AREP Ville, we consider that city planning must take into account mobility considerations.
Whether on a large, regional scale or the smaller scale of public spaces, the area in question is considered in terms of strategic scenarios and development potential. Studies extend from programme planning to definition of urban form and creation of public spaces, and include land development, funding, and operating methods.

AREP Ville works closely with local authorities at the concept stage and schedules operations over time to ensure the area is organized sustainably. It focuses on improving mobility to promote pedestrian flow and green modes of transport.

  • Assessment, methods and approaches
  • Sustainable development and programme planning
  • Contracting authority support (consulting, assessment, advice)
  • Environment and landscape
  • Mobility and intermodality studies
  • Urban project management, roads and services infrastructure

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

AREP Group provides all types of specialisations and expertises. This multidisciplinarity, which is one of its main features, ensures the permanent dialogue between all the people who form part of our collaborative design process
Hervé Botté, Civil Engineering & Consulting Director

The teams of engineers share with designers the project’s objectives and contribute to its development by combining their skills.

Their constant priorities are technical optimisation, sustainable development and economy of means.

The various engineering spheres are brought together in a common pool of skills and technical resources.

  • Structural design
  • Air quality and climate control
  • Noise control
  • Lighting
  • Construction economics
  • civil engineering
  • electrical & mechanical engineering
  • Security et fire safety
  • sustainable development and environmental design

Flows and Mobility

Flows and Mobility

AREP developed an analytical approach taking into consideration both usage and temporality. These elements are vital in understanding the way spaces function and optimising their design over time
Nicolas Augris, Head of Mobility Department

Video AREP Mobility - Traffic and Flow
© AREP 2016 / Director Damien Boulier

A specific expertise was developed by AREP Group in the field of urban mobility to support the contracting authorities, designers and operators in the redevelopment of public spaces, design of new structures or site operation.
Our expertise applies not only to pedestrians but extends to buildings and even beyond, to larger areas and the transport networks that structure them.

Pedestrian flow analysis mainly concerns transportation (public or private, motorised or active etc.) but equally all spaces that concentrate considerable amounts of people which must be dealt with, such as museums, sports facilities and shopping centres.

  • Passenger counting and client surveys
  • Assessment and analysis of pedestrian traffic
  • Design of circulation and waiting areas
  • Intermodality programming
  • Transport planning
  • Strategies of crowd management during works, service disruptions or important events
  • Traffic and pedestrian analysis and modeling

AREP Mobility, optimise public space design by better understanding mobilité and traffic demand



Our knowledge of urban amenities enables us to assist our clients in complex financial contexts and provide them with contrasting briefs that deliver our prospective reflections while combining ambition and understanding of needs
Catherine Gatineau, Director of Strategy and Programming

AREP Group is present in many sectors through Parvis and Menighetti, thus mastering the process of programming which allows to best achieve the desired outcome for the urban or architectural project.

    Programming studies take place at the same time as the spatial and functional organisation of the project and engage all of the stakeholders (users, operators, investors and decision-makers) in a process for decision-making uncovering constraints, needs and expectations. The process begins at the pre-design phase of the project and goes through all the steps until the delivery of the building to operators. All along, our experts assist their clients and listen to their needs at every stage.

  • Urban and architectural programming
  • Master planning of services and facilities
  • Property and land assessment
  • Programming and transportation
  • Design
  • Accessibility to persons with reduced mobility
  • Environmental approaches

© AREP 2016, tous droits réservés / Réalisation : Grzegorz Tomczak

Project management

Project management

AREP Group developed through its subsidiary Parvis comprehensive skills in project management and project coordination.
Our experience in managing projects relating to train stations resulted in our ability:

  • To carry out complex projects which bring together public and private stakeholders
  • to assist and support our clients by providing advice and expertise on specific issues such as accessibility for persons with reduced mobility or the implementation of new services.

Present at every stage of a given project – scheduling, research, studies, launch of consultation projects, construction, and handover – project coordinators ensure compliance with cost, quality, lead-time targets, and risk prevention.

  • Project coordination
  • Expertise