Structural & Civil Engineering

Ney & Partners is a team of engineers and architects working on the conception, materialisation and engineering of structure and infrastructure. Founded in 1996 by civil engineer and architect Laurent Ney, the office today consists of a main office in Brussels, with offices in Namur, Luxembourg, Tokyo, Bordeaux, Delft and Hanoi.

Our areas of activity

Beyond our core activity of engineering consultancy in civil and structural engineering, we have developed a series of specialisations centred around the conception of structure and infrastructure.

With regards infrastructure, Ney & Partners have gained international renown as designers of bridges and footbrigdes, sports infrastructure, railway and tramway stations and, more generally, all that relates to urban development.

With regards special structures, we develop canopies, glazed roofs, tensile membranes and artists’ sculpture. These projects are all characterised by the complexity of their geometry and structural analysis.

Our timber engineering division, unique in Belgium, works closely with industry and is able to offer a full range of professional services, from design to completion.

Sustainability is at the heart of our preoccupations. Ney & Partners SUN develops solar structures that incorporate solar panels and architectural structure. Product design and development with industry in the field of infrastructure led us to the design of canopies, of footbridges, of balustrades, street-lighting and road-sign structures.



Ney & Partners is a multidisciplinary team of about 110 persons. The following skills and profiles are working in our office: civil engineer, civil engineer architect, industrial engineer, architect, product designer, mathematician, draughtsman, art historian, graphic designer and office management.


Laurent Ney, Founder of Ney & Partners, architect and civil engineer
(ULg, Liège, Belgium 1989; RWTH, Aachen, Germany 1989)

Jeroen Vander Beken, civil engineer
(UGent, Gent, Belgium 2006)

Nathalie Ries, architect
(ISAE La Cambre, Brussels, Belgium 1992; Polytecnico Milano, Italy 1992)

Vincent Dister, civil engineer
(ULg, Liège, Belgium 1998)

Mathieu Jacques de Dixmude, civil engineer
(ULg, Liège, Belgium 1993; CEng MISTructE)

Matthieu Mallié, civil engineer
(ULB, Brussels, Belgium 2000)

Olivier Gallez, engineer architect
(UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 1997; UPC, Barcelona, Spain 1999)

Eric Bodarwé, civil engineer
(ULg, Liège, Belgium 2001)

Ryuchi Watanabe, architect
(Tohoku University, Japan 1999; Graduate School of Tohoku University 2001)

Benoît Hargot, industrial engineer (High School Léonard de Vinci, Brussels 2007)

Pierre-Antoine Cordy, industrial engineer (High School Léonard de Vinci, Brussels 2009)

Thijs Van Roosbroeck, civil engineer
(Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium 2008)

Benoît Mallet, mathematic and mechanical modelling engineer
(MATMECA, Bordeaux, France, 2008)

Joris Smits, architect – civil engineer
(Technical University Delft, Delft, The Netherlands 1994)