Practice Skills

Beyond usual stages of project development, thanks to its multi-disciplinary team and its investment in innovative resources, the agency can undertake many tasks in-house, usually outsourced, thus enabling for money saving and time saving, and offering a great knowledge base:

  • 3D laser scanner (LEICA) for measurements and modeling
  • Modelling of 3D scale-models in a collaborative process (BIM)
  • Diagnostics, surveys and restoration of decors
  • Historic and heritage diagnostics (Buildings, gardens, urban sites)
  • Diagnostics of reinforced concrete buildings
  • Knowledge and expertise in regulatory constraints and compliances (safety, accessibility etc.)
  • Knowledge and expertise of listed building, old building techniques and 20th century heritage
  • Project economics
  • Site planning and organisation
  • Communication and assistance with search for cultural patronage (project summary, design graphic tools and production, group coordination)


However, if any project demands some very specific skills, within our cross disciplinary network, we would call some specialist advisors to team up, in order to respond in the best way for project challenges.



The agency is distinguished by its total command of the technology for carrying out an architectural measurement and survey using a 3D scanner. This expertise, which is still rare in the field of historical monuments, allows one to gain full knowledge of the geometry of the building, reveal damage or problems that are invisible to the naked eye (buckling, strain and warping etc) and to make use of extremely precise computer graphic documents. Extremely precise top views, cross-sections and elevations obtained in this way and systematically supplemented with manually produced details, are a real time-saver and definite asset in terms of project communication.
The firm has also incorporated BIM, a very relevant process for exchanging data between the various stakeholders involved in a project (architects, engineers, economists etc.), particularly for rehabilitation-related matters.



Our work method for projects calls for the ability to meet with one another, engage in dialogue and listen. We team up for each project not just for that occasion but because each member of the team has already worked together and/or really shares the same thought processes. Compared with the top-down organisation of the past, we favour a collaborative method of working which has proven its worth in several of our projects. Workshops are held for all stakeholders involved in the project, sometimes on site, right from the Diagnostic stage. On certain projects and at the client’s instigation, Technical and Scientific Monitoring Committees are set up to give a restoration project its totally collective aspect.