Founded in 1980, Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS sprl-bvba is a private company owned by its partners and headed by its design partner Dr Ir Philippe SAMYN. With its affiliated companies Ingenieursbureau Jan MEIJER (founded in 1976), FTI (founded in 1985), DAE (founded in 1994) and AirSR (founded in 2003), it is active in all fields of architecture and building engineering. The firm’s architectural and engineering design approach is based on questioning, summarised as a “why” methodology, with constant reference to sustainability values. The firm’s approach to all projects is to explore all possibilities, listening closely to its Clients’ demands. Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS sprl have been ISO 9001:2000 (quality) certified since 2000, ISO 14001:2004 (sustainable managing) certified since 2007 and received VALIDEO (sustainable design) approval in 2009. Their projects are often published in international architectural and engineering specialist journals and have been the subject of various monographic editions.