Group key figures

  • 1000 employees (France, Switzerland, China, and Vietnam)
  • 30 nationalities
  • The average age is 39
  • 500 ongoing project every year
  • €130 million (2023 turnover)

Senior management

Raphaël Ménard, Chairman of the Board

Raphaël Ménard studied at the Ecole Polytechnique, the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and the Paris-Belleville School of Architecture. He began his career at RFR (design of the Simone de Beauvoir footbridge in Paris and the glass shell of the Strasbourg train station). In 2003, he founded Elioth, a company made up of designers specializing in low-carbon innovation (acquired by the Egis group in 2011). In 2014, he created 169-architecture. He is also a lecturer on the postgraduate program in Post-Carbon Architecture at the Marne-la-Vallée School of Architecture. He theorized his practice in numerous publications, including his Ph.D thesis Energy, Matter, Architecture. In 2018, he joined AREP as Chairman of the Board.

Published work

  • Ménard R., Creating the post-carbon station, published by AREP, 2021
  • Ménard R., “Post-combustion”, in The Beauty of a City, Wildproject and Pavillon de l’Arsenal
  • Ménard R., Energy, Materials, Architecture. Ph.D thesis in Architecture, November 2018
  • Ménard R. et al., Making and remaking glass, published by Pavillon de l’Arsenal, October 2018
  • Ménard R., Dossier J. et al., A change of era for Paris. A strategy towards carbon neutrality by 2050, 2016

Philippe Bihouix, Managing director

Philippe Bihouix studied at the Ecole Centrale de Paris. He began his career as a construction manager in a general contracting firm before switching to consulting. In 2009, he joined the SNCF group to manage the European rail freight activities. As a consultant engineer, Philippe Bihouix gained experience in many industrial sectors (energy, chemistry, transport, building engineering, aeronautics) before becoming a leading expert on non-renewable resources and low-tech solutions. He has been appointed to the AREP Board of directors as Managing director in order to implement the company’s new strategy and contribute to the sector’ s ecological transformation.

Published recently

  • Bihouix P., Jeantet S., De Selva C. The stationary city. How can we end urban sprawl?, Actes Sud, 5 October 2022, 352 pages
  • Bihouix P., « Renovate with technological discernment », Annales des Mines – Réalités industrielles Mai 2022 (2): 2730.
  • Bihouix P., Happiness was yet to come. Reveries of a solitary engineer, Seuil 2019
  • Bihouix P., The low-tech age. Towards a technologically sustainable civilization, Seuil 2014

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