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. 



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 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 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, Deputy Director Engineering Consulting Programming and Information Systems

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

Built heritage

Built heritage

Stations have always been at the heart of the urban and architectural projects undertaken by cities. They are mobility-related spaces and as such reflect changes in society. By working on built heritage thoughtfully, we gain the tools enabling us to constantly invent the stations of tomorrow
Veronique Veston, Conservation architect - Head of AREP Built Heritage unit

Placing our expertise in built heritage
at the heart of your environmental challenges

Our 900 architects, conservation architects, urban planners, designers, engineers, construction economists, programming consultants, and researchers develop methods aimed at restoring and conserving built heritage in the city and territories of tomorrow.
Through heritage we introduce innovations that help meet climate challenges, improve the living environment, keep historic buildings alive and vibrant, as well as safeguard historic centres by improving their energy performance and preserving natural resources.

From survey to strategy: a unique method tailored to complex and uncommon situations

The industrial and railway built heritage is exceptionally rich and AREP's complex and challenging projects contribute to protecting and highlighting it. Workshops, historic monuments, 19th and 20th-century giant superstructures have inspired unique restoration and rehabilitation methods bringing together science and engineering, history and culture.

A wide range of services to meet your needs

We provide project management services and act as consultants to contracting authorities in the following fields:

  • Built heritage surveys
  • Expertise in defining the value of built heritage
  • Programming studies regarding heritage sites
  • Built heritage restoration studies and works
  • Urban studies regarding old city centres
  • Restoration and re-use strategies
  • 3D imagery
  • Modelling and calculations
  • Heritage-related educational activities and communication
  • Involvement of professional and community networks

AREP's built heritage unit brings together top professionals trained in restoration and conservation methods. The unit is made up of conservation architects, engineers, researchers, archivists, and art historians specializing in historic monuments and heritage sites.




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

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



The AREP group's DATA & GIS experts assist the actors of planning, design and mobility by providing tailor-made analyses and decision-support tools.

Geographic Information Systems are invaluable in processing large volumes of data regarding heterogeneous cities and regions both in France and abroad.

AREP's flagship product, Platform©, and its resulting products provide innovative solutions for sharing, managing and distributing 2D and 3D digital content.

Our services

  • Platform© / Aggregation of geographical information via dedicated spaces
  • Products by Plateforme© / Derived products tailored to your needs: webcarto, dataviz, 3D
  • GIS / Technical analysis of geographic information, cartography, atlas mapping

Find out more about our Data & GIS expertise,  contact