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Brunet Saunier Architecture

Customer Success Story

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“Using traditional CAD software, it takes us more than three weeks to identify each hospital room with its own unique label. But with Revit Architecture, that same task takes less than a week.”

Work the way you think.

Jacques Lévy-Bencheton Architect and Computer Manager Brunet Saunier Architecture

Using Revit® Architecture software, Brunet Saunier Architecture completes projects more easily, improves accuracy, and spends more time doing what really matters—designing masterful, award-winning buildings.

Project Summary Founded in 1981, Brunet Saunier Architecture is one of France’s leading architectural firms. In particular, the firm is known for its simple, almost minimalist, style and the incorporation of transparent building materials, such as glass beams, into its designs. Some of the firm’s better- known creations include the research laboratories of Renault’s Techno Center, the National School of Music, Dance, and Dramatic Art of Chalon- sur-Saône, the Administrative Center of Saint- Germain-en-Laye, and the Laboratories of the French Museum at the Louvre in Paris. And although Brunet Saunier entered the computer age relatively late with its adoption of CAD software in 1992, it is now one of the first architectural firms in France to begin using Revit Architecture software. Purpose-built for building information modeling (BIM), Revit Architecture enables architects to easily create a single digital model that contains all project information—sections, elevations, floor plans, 3D models, schedules, and more. Brunet first made the transition to the new software—

and to a new approach to building design and documentation—on a major hospital project.

The Challenge Many of the contracts currently managed by Brunet Saunier and its 45 architects are in health care. In fact, the firm has recently been selected for the restructuring or construction of more than 10 major French hospitals, including two 70,000- square-meter projects, one in Toulon and one in Lagny.

A Demanding Design Style Over the years, the firm has also conducted many in-depth studies in this field. These studies led the firm to develop a unique design concept known as “Monospace.” Based on maximizing design flexibility from initial bidding through project construction, this approach enables the architects to quickly and easily change the location of entire hospital wards—even at the last minute. However, it also places significant demands on the firm’s design software.

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