Whether in terms of form or content, SVR-ARCHITECTS aims for a modern balance between creative aesthetics, technical performance, cultural personality and economic performance.
Qualified in 1984 as an architect (honors degree) from the St. Lukas Institute in Brussels, Philippe Van Goethem (°1960) was a CAD/CAM independent architect at the ITH engineering office in Brussels and an independent architect and project manager at SVR-ARCHITECTS before becoming Managing Director & Partner in 1998. This Antwerp based multidisciplinary office, founded in 1972 by P. Storme and J. Van Ranst, is managed by Philippe Van Goethem and Jean-Pierre Van Liefferinge. Working in this office is a strong team of motivated and talented architects, interior designers, engineers, urban planners and graphic designers. This multidisciplinary background allows the office to carry out design work for a broad range of national and international companies.
SVR-ARCHITECTS is specialized and expert in: Architecture (New buildings, Renovation, Restoration, Conversion), Feasibility studies, Space planning, Visualization, Sustainable Building and Research. The team is designing health & care institutions, laboratories (+ programming), accommodations (social & residential), offices, industry & logistics, leisure & retail, mixed-use, airport-related projects & hotels. With a vision to help the customers think in multiple dimensions about tomorrow’s realities and to accompany them into the future by creating optimal configurations for all users. In doing so we look beyond the initial task.
The office has an impressive portfolio of completed projects, among others the new Zaventem airport’s arrival terminal at ground level with a commercial area (concept development), the Casino Kursaal in Ostend, the extention, renovation and restauration of the BNP Paribas Fortis headquarters in Brussels, various projects for UZA in Antwerp since 2005, the renovation and extension of Flagey, an iconic former broadcasting building in Brussels.
All projects are particularly customer-focused and the result demonstrates a special commitment to people, society and the sustainability, in terms of materials and relationships. The result of the experience, creativity and skills of the architects is expressed in a building which forms a recurring link in the company’s integral process of value creation.
THE STRATEGY of SVR-ARCHITECTS is:
– not just to design sustainable buildings, but also build sustainable relationships;
– to create added value through our experience, expertise and creativity;
– to meet our commitments to cost, quality and timing; to cooperate with our clients
SVR-ARCHITECTS is keen to prove itself: again, together with you, differently.