Our company

AREP is a multidisciplinary practice and a key player in transforming the city.

Founded in 1997 within SNCF (the French national rail operator) by Jean-Marie Duthilleul and Etienne Tricaud -both architects and engineers- AREP Group delivers projects on different scales going from large metropolitan areas and urban districts to individual buildings and street furniture.

Our reputation is based on our ability to conceive and create multi-modal stations in dense urban areas, in other words mobility-related spaces housing complex uses and facing challenging technical and heritage issues.

Building on this knowledge, AREP can provide effective solutions for other types of public spaces.
AREP brings together 900 people and more than 30 nationalities, professionals from diverse disciplines: architects, urban planners, designers, engineers, economists, architectural programming consultants and construction operations managers. We offer our expertise in all areas of city planning and construction: multimodal hubs and railway stations, public amenities, offices, hotels and housing, shopping centres and technical facilities.

AREP is a laboratory for ongoing research on cities on the move. We support city dwellers in their everyday life by designing spaces that meet their needs, both in France and across the globe
Etienne Tricaud, Chairman of AREP Group
Key figures
  • an 20-year project experience
  • 800 projects and studies across the globe
  • 900 professionals
  • 30 different nationalities
  • 30 complementary disciplines relating to project management
  • A wholly-owned subsidiary of SNCF

  • 4 subsidiaries: AREP, Parvis, AREP Ville, Menighetti Programmation

  • 8 international offices :Casablanca, Dubai, Doha, Mumbai, Hanoi, Beijing, Shanghai, Lausanne

  • €103 million turnover in 2016

  • 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
Patrick Descharrières, Corporate Secretary
AREP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNCF - Gares & Connexions Unit  and is structured around four main subsidiaries, headed up by a holding company:
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
Stéphane Séguier, Business Development manager

AREP Group operates throughout the country and thanks to its subsidiaries AREP, AREP Ville, PARVIS and MENIGHETTI Programmation 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. AREP Group successfully exported its expertise and knowledge in the Middle East (Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia) in Morocco (Casa-Port station) and in South Asia.
In Europe, AREP Group is also present, in Italy with the new station of Turin Porta-Susa, in Luxembourg and most recently in Switzerland with the redevelopment of Lausanne railway station for the Swiss rail operator (CFF).