Dr Ir Philippe Samyn

architect and consulting engineer

Registered Architect, boards of:
  • Belgium (Brussels and Walloon Brabant),
  • France (Ile-de-France).
Function:

Lead managing partner (gérant).
Lead design partner.

Responsibility:

In charge of the global architectural, structural and MEP designs of SAMYN and PARTNERS.
General management.
Coordinator Research and Development.

Career Profile:

As founding Partner, has been responsible for the global development of the firm after 2 years of training with the consulting engineers, Verdeyen & Moenaert, and after 6 years of training with the Architectural firm of A. De Doncker.

His extensive and continuous world wide travels for various commissions form his philosophical attitude for the firm based on questioning.

Academic functions:

The Belgian Royal Academy of Science, Literature and Arts: correspondent member from 1992 until 2004, member from 2004 until 2015, associate since 2015.

SECO sa (Belgian Technical Control office for Construction): administrator between 1992 and 2017.

SECO Belgium scrl: member of the financial and advisory committees since 1 June 2017.

Education:

Civil Engineer – ULB – Brussels Free University, 1971.
M.S.C.E. – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973.
Urban Planner – ULB, Brussels Free University, 1973.
Architect, ENSAV La Cambre, 1985.
Postgraduate in Management, ULB Brussels University, 1985.
Doctor in applied sciences – Université de Liege, 1999.

Honours:

Commander in the Order of Leopold, November 2007.
Ennobled, with the grant of hereditary nobility, to Knighthood by HRH King ALBERT II on 13th of July 2012.

Languages:

English, French and Dutch.

Experience:

45 years.

Place and date of birth:

Gent. 1 September 1948.

Main Bibliography:

Besides the regular publications on his work in the international architecture, technical and scientific press, the main books on his work are:

Jacopo DELLA FONTANA: “Samyn and Partners, Architecture to be lived” (ISBN 88-78 38-023-7) l’Arca Edizioni, Milano – New York, 171p, 1997, (386).

L’ARCA PLUS, n°17: “Philippe Samyn” (ISSN 1127-0268), l’Arca Edizioni, Milano – New York, 112p, 1998, (439).

Marc DUBOIS: “Philippe Samyn, Architecture and Engineering 1990-2000” (ISBN 3-7643-6067-4), Birkhauser Verlag, Basel-Berlin-Boston, 128 p, 1999, (489).

Philippe SAMYN and Pierre LOZE: “Devenir moderne ? Entretiens sur l’art de construire” (ISBN 2-87009-717-4), Mardaga, Hayen – Liège, 196 p, 1999, (494).

Rodolphe EL-KHOURY and Marc PASNIK: “Groupe frère CNP Headquarters, by Philippe Samyn” (ISBN 1-56898-366-2), Princeton Architectural Press, New York, USA, 96 p, 2004, (715).

Jos VANDENBREEDEN, Robert WANGERMEE: “STUDIO 4. Maison de la Radio, Flagey 1933-2002, Joseph Diongre – Philippe Samyn architectes”, (ISBN 2-930391-01-4), “STUDIO 4.
Omroepgebouw, Flagey 1933-2002, Joseph Diongre – Philippe Samyn architecten” (ISBN 2-930391-01-4), Académie Royale de Belgique et CIVA, Bruxelles, 176 p., 2004; (BE) (734).

Philippe SAMYN: “Étude de la morphologie des structures à l’aide des indicateurs de volume et de déplacement”, (ISBN 2.8031.0201.3) Classe des Scien-ces, Académie Royale de Belgique, Bruxelles, 482 p., 2004, (748).

Marc DUBOIS: “Tussen binnenstad en spoor – Leuven 2003 – Philippe Samyn and Partners, architects and engineers” (ISBN 90-5544-548-7) Ludion, Gent – Amsterdam, 128 p., 2005, (764).

Jan DE CONINCK: “Leuven Railway Station – Philippe Samyn and Partners, architects and engineers” (ISBN 978-90-79881-00-0) – Vision Publishers, Waregem, 176 p, 2008, (968).

Koen VAN SYNGHEL & Marc DUBOIS: “SAMYN & PARTNERS. Architecten en Ingenieurs / Architects and Engineers” (ISBN 90-5544-496.0 (NL)); ISBN 90-5544-497.9 (GB)), Ludion, Gent – Amsterdam, 176 p, 2005, (769).

Pierre PUTTEMANS – Pierre SPEHL: “Philippe Samyn, architecte et ingénieur : CONSTRUCTIONS” (ISBN 978 90 6153 841 7); (FR). “Philippe Samyn, architect en ingenieur: CONSTRUCTIES” (ISBN 978 90 6153 843 1); (NL). “Philippe Samyn, architect and engineer: CONSTRUCTIONS” (ISBN 978 90 6153 840 0); (GB). Fonds Mercator, 480 p, 2008, (969).

Yajun CHEN and Gaofei TAN: “Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS, architects & engineers, Records of Design and Realisations” (ISBN 978 90 90 26506 3), CIVA (Brussels), Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (Paris), Locus Foundation Global Award (Paris), WBA (Brussels), 257 p, 2011, (1090).

Jean ATTALI: “EUROPA Conseil européen et Conseil de l’Union européenne“ (ISBN 978 94 014 14487); (FR). “EUROPA Europese Raad en Raad van de Europese Unie“ (ISBN 978 94 014 14470); (NL). “EUROPA European Council and Council of the European Union“ (ISBN 978 94 014 14494); (GB). CIVA – LANNOO, Brussels – Tielt, 256 p, 2014, (1162).

Philippe SAMYN architect and engineer – Jan DE CONINCK: “AGC GLASS BUILDING“ (ISBN 978 2 87386 882 6); (FR) “AGC GLASS BUILDING“, (ISBN 978 2 87386 883 6); (NL) “AGC GLASS BUILDING“ (ISBN 978 2 87386 884 0) ; (GB) Editions Racine, Brussels; Uitgeverij Lannoo, Tielt, 256p, 2014, (1172).

Philippe SAMYN; Postface de Jean ATTALI: “La ville verticale”, (ISBN 978-2-8031-0408-6; ebook/ epub: ISBN 978-2-8031-0409-3 FR). “The vertical city”, (ISBN 978-2-8031-0412-3; ebook/epub: ISBN 978-2-8031-0413-0 GB). Bruxelles, Académie Royale de Belgique, collection “l’Académie en poche”, n°38, www.academie-editions.be; 126p, 2014, (BE), (1168).

Jean ATTALI : “ELEMENTS EUROPA. Conseil européen et Conseil de l’Union européenne. Philippe Samyn, Architecte et ingénieur”; (ISBN 978-2-87386-944-1). “ELEMENTS EUROPA. Europese Raad en Raad van de Europese Unie. Philippe Samyn, Architect en ingenieur”; (ISBN 978-2-87386-943-4). “ELEMENTS EUROPA. European Council and Council of the European Union. Philippe Samyn, Architect and engineer”; (ISBN 978-2-87386-945-8). Éditions Racine, Bruxelles; Lannoo Publishers, Tielt; 2016; 256p; (BE), (1267).

Philippe SAMYN architecte et ingénieur – Alain SABBE – Hugues WILQUIN : “LA CASERNE DES POMPIERS – CHARLEROI”. Éditions Racine, Bruxelles, décembre 2016, 256p; (ISBN 978-2-87386-969-4); (BE). Philippe SAMYN architect en ingenieur – Alain SABBE – Hugues WILQUIN : “DE BRANDWEERKAZERNE – CHARLEROI”. Uitgeverij Lannoo, Tielt, december 2016, 256p; (ISBN 978-2-87386-970-0); (BE). Philippe SAMYN architect and engineer – Alain SABBE – Hugues WILQUIN : “THE FIRE STATION – CHARLEROI”. Uitgeverij Lannoo, Tielt, December 2016, 256p; (ISBN 978-2-87386-971-7); (BE); (1268).

Philippe SAMYN: “Entre ombre et lumière, transparence et reflet” (ISBN 978-2-8031-0569-4; ebook/epub: ISBN 978-2-8031-0570-0), (FR); “Between light and shade, transparency and reflection” (ISBN 978-2-8031-0602-8; ebook/epub: ISBN 978-2-8031-0603-5), (GB). Bruxelles, Académie Royale de Belgique, collection “L’Académie en poche”, n°94, www.academie-edition.be, 150p, 2017, (BE), (1275).

Archives:

Models, drawings, plans, photographic material and written documents are available at Belgian Kingdom Archives.
Rue du Houblon 66 – 1000 Brussels.
Tél. : 02/274 15 02 – joachim.derwael@arch.be

Document n° E21-05-03_GB
Issue of 2016-09-02

000-Dr Ir Philippe SamynFilippo Aimo