INTRODUCTIONPhilippe SAMYN and PARTNERS sprl-bvba, founded in 1980, is a private company owned by its partners and led by its design Partners Dr Ir Philippe SAMYN. With its affiliated companies Ingenieursbureau Jan MEIJER (founded in 1976), DAE (founded in 1994) and AirSR (founded in 2003), it is active in all fields of architecture and building engineering.Philippe Samyn's architectural and engineering design approach is based on questioning, which can be summarised as a "why" methodology. The firm approaches projects openly to all sorts of possibilities whilst listening closely to its clients' demands.PROFESSIONAL SERVICESThe firm's client services include Planning and Programming, Urban Planning, Landscaping and Architectural Design, Interior Design, Building Physics, MEP and Structural Engineering, Project and Construction Management, Cost and Planning Control, Quantity Surveying, Safety and Health Coordination. It relies also on the staff and abilities of its subsidiaries :- Structural engineering : Ingenieursbureau Jan MEIJER bvba- MEP engineering: FTI sa- Fluid mechanincs : AirSR sprl- Hotel architecture : DAE bvbaACADEMIC ACTIVITIESRESEARCH & DEVELOPMENTStaff members are involved in architectural and professional organisations as well as academic and R&D activities including teaching, research and development.BUILT REFERENCESAmong its projects as of 2012-04-10, the firm has built, and is currently building or studying over 5,915,855 m2 :- 377,179 m2 of stations, terminals, transport and parking, bridges and civil engineering works ;- 211,634 m2 of industrial buildings ;- 1,115,739 m2 of public facilities, schools and universities, sports and cultural facilities ;- 277,054 m2 of research centres and laboratories ;- 2,023,789 m2 of new office spaces ;- 383,107 m2 of refurbished office spaces ;- 87,616 m2 of interior fit-out office spaces (including 64 bank offices) ;- 397,999 m2 of exhibition and commercial spaces, enery renovation, seminaries rooms, auditorium and performance facilities, museums and cultural centres ;- 367,668 m2 of hospital buildings, health centre or veterinary buildings ;- 674,070 m2 of residential buildings (hotels, resturants and guest houses, apartments and housing units, private houses).The firm's office space occupies 2,500 sqm with a car park for 30 vehicles on a 3,150 sqm plot of land. The offices are equipped with 100 workstations, conference rooms, librairies, a printing centre and a class room. All projects are designed and managed on 59 CAD workstations and 14 administrative workstations.The company owns the following labels : ISO 90001:2008 since 2000-02-14 (last renewal 2012-02-14), ISO 14001:2004 since 2007-12-17 (last renewal 2010-12-17), VALIDEO since 2009-06-24 (last renewal 2011-11-23). Partners : Philippe Samyn, Denis Mélotte, Antonio Quinones, Ghislain André, Johan Van Rompaey, Jacques Ceyssens, Quentin Steyaert, André Charon, Åsa Decorte. Associate Partners : Sam De Dobbeleer, Giuseppe Cardillo.