RFR FV Design

1.1         Company Introduction

” … the most powerful way that an engineer can contribute to the work of architects is by exploring the nature of the materials and using that knowledge to produce a special quality in the way materials are used. Exploration and innovation are the keys. I have noticed over the years that the most effective use of materials is often achieved when they are being explored and used for the first time.”

Peter Rice, An Engineer Imagines, Paris, Artemis, 1994

The RFR Group is a Paris based international multi-award winning structural design engineering firm, founded in Paris in 1982 by Peter Rice with Martin Francis and Ian Ritchie.

Today, with full-service offices in Paris, Stuttgart and Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City, RFR continues to command worldwide respect based on rigorous, high-precision engineering design work on high-profile projects of diverse sizes and contexts: sophisticated building envelopes and façades, light weight structures, complex geometries, large span structures, building physics analysis including thermal and acoustic performance, natural ventilation and daylight penetration, and low energy building concepts.

RFR’s teams research, develop and use a wide variety of technology-driven materials which are seamlessly translated into projects such as prototype bridge and building structures, office towers and other tall buildings, public space art, urban infrastructure of transport stations and airports, sports and entertainment stadia and the rehabilitation of heritage period buildings. RFR’s professionalism and perfectionism is embodied by resourcing all their projects with ‘Grade-A’ teams. With 100 expert in-house staff – architects, engineers, mathematicians, industrial, aeronautical and yacht designers – working in synergy with internationally-acclaimed architectural firms which include Toyo Ito, Thom Mayne, Sparch.Sanaa, Richard Rogers, Richard Meier, Renzo Piano, Michael van Valkenburg, KPF, Kengo Kuma, Jean Nouvel, I.M.Pei, Handel Architects, Frank Gehry, Christian de Portzamparc, Arquitectonica and Architecture Studio.

Prior to founding RFR in 1982, Peter Rice formed ‘Atelier Piano & Rice’ with Renzo Piano between 1977 and 1981 and later went on to become the second engineer to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture by the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1992. Peter’s son Kieran Rice joined the company in 1992 and has led the company as President since 2006.

1.2         Company Data

RFR SAS, founded in 1982 by Peter Rice

SARL from 1981, SA from 1994, SAS from 200

Company Registration: Paris B 323 875 187

N° Siret 323 875 187 00086

President                     Kieran Rice


Managing Directors                                                        Role

Kieran Rice

Niccolò Baldassini                                  Technical/Projects

Bertrand Toussaint                                 Development/Projects

Aurélien Trutt                                          Finance & Administration


Jean-François Blassel                             Projects/Bridges

Africa Garcia                                              Projects

Nicolas Prouvé                                           Projects

Raphael Petit                                              Projects

Benjamin Cimerman                              RFR Eléments

Mathias Kutterer                                     RFR Stuttgart

Lutz Dickmann                                         RFR Shanghai

Gilbert Plumet                                          RFR GO+

Trong-Hien Ho                                          RFR Viet Nam

Staff numbers            130 Personnel



2010:                              7.205.443 €

2011:                               8 585 105 €

2012:                               7 175 975 €

2013:                               6 577 500 €

2014:                               7 185 425 €

Current Projects                                      

Total number of currently active projects                                          80

Construction value of current projects                                  3 Billion €


Distribution of Projects by Region  

France:                                                                                                          45%

Export:                                                                                                          55%

1.3         Company Organization

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1.4         Office Locations

1.4.1         Paris


4 rue d’Enghien

75010 Paris – FRANCE

1.4.2         Shanghai

RFR Shanghai

4F QingKe Mansion, 138 Fen Yang Road, Xu Hui District

Shanghai 200031 – PRC

1.4.3         Vietnam

RFR Viet Nam

45 Vo Thi Sau, Ward Dakao, District 1

Ho Chi Minh City

1.4.4         Stuttgart

RFR Ingenieure GmbH

Rotenbergstraße 20

70190 Stuttgart – GERMANY