profile summary


Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS, founded in 1980, is a private company owned by its partners and led by its Design Partner Dr Ir Philippe SAMYN. With its affiliated companies FTI (founded in 1985), 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 inspired by the client aspiration and the genius loci. The firm approaches projects openly to all sorts of possibilities whilst listening closely to its client demands.

Its projects are often published in the international specialised press and filmed (1234 publications and 120 footages as of 2015-12-31).

Professional services:

The 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: performed internally
  • MEP engineering: FTI sa
  • Fluid Mechanics: AirSR sprl
  • Hotel architecture: DAE bvba
Academic activities, research & development:

Staff members are involved in architectural and professional organisations, as well as academic and R&D activities including teaching, research and development.


Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS sprl is an administrator of SECO scrl, Technical Control Bureau for Construction, as well as PLAIN-PIED asbl, a consulting office in the field of accessibility for the disabled.

Built references

Among its projects as of 2015-12-31, the firm has built and is currently building or designing over 6 785 183 sqm of development, of which:

468 007 sqm stations, terminals, transport and parking, bridges and civil engineering

275 364 sqm industrial buildings,
1 244 826 sqm public facilities, schools and universities, sports and cultural facilities.
275 471 sqm research centres and laboratories.

2 313 471 sqm office spaces : new,
488 022 sqm office spaces : refurbished,
129 713 sqm office spaces : interior fit-out, including 64 bank offices.

270 654 sqm exhibition and commercial spaces, energy renovation,seminary rooms, auditoriums and performance facilities, museums and cultural centres.

594 695 sqm hospital buildings, health centre or veterinary buildings,
724 960 sqm residential buildings (hotels, restaurants and guest houses, apartment and housing units, private houses).


On 2015-12-31, the company has a 40,09 equivalent of full time architects and engineers, (of which 14 directing partners on 2016-06-01), and the group is composed of 66,96 full time equivalents.


The firm’s office space occupies 2 500 sqm with a car park for 30 vehicles on a 31,5 ares plot of land. The offices are equipped with 100 potential workplaces, conference rooms, libraries, a printing centre and a classroom. All projects are designed with Revit since 2016.01.01 and managed on 54 CAD workstations and 11 administrative workstations.

Basic financial data 2015-12-31:

Issued capital (cancelled):
1 425 000 €. Moreover the company owns fixed assets of a purchasing value of 3 884 348 € which are in perfect condition of use.

The annual accounts are certified by the statutory auditors HLB Dupont Koevoets since 1986 and became RSM InterAudit since 2006-04-01.

Professional liability insurance:

Capital per damage of 6 880 400 € (2016) by PROTECT (1st rank) and ARCO (2nd rank). Posteriority fees paid by anticipation.

Certifications & Labels:

The company owns the following certification labels:

ISO 9001: 2008 since 2000-02-14 (last renewal: 2015-01-27), ISO 14001: 2004 since 2007-12-17 (last renewal: 2013-12-17), VALIDEO since 2009-06-24 (last renewal: 2014-11-23), Eco-dynamic company 2* delivered by the Brussels Institute for Environmental Management since 2010-10-05 (nr 2001/048/1; 1* since 2001-12-20).


Philippe Samyn, Denis Mélotte, Antonio Quiñones, Ghislain André, Johan Van Rompaey, Jacques Ceyssens, Quentin Steyaert, Benedetto Calcagno, André Charon, Domenico Olivari, Åsa Decorte and Mehdi Chtourou.

Associate Partners:
Orsoyla Lengyel and Vlad Popa.


All the records of the company and Philippe Samyn (including 377 models as of 2015.12.31) have been delegated to the State Archives of Belgium and are available for consultation.



Document E21-01-02_GB Issue of 2016-12-05

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