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Laurent Ney trained at the University of Liège, Belgium, and at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technical Institute (RWTH) in Aachen, Germany. Between 1995 and 2001, he lectured in construction stability at the Lambert Lombard Higher Institute for Architecture in Liège. He became a lecturer at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 2005. From 1989 to 1996 he worked at the Greisch architectural consultancy in Liège and established the engineering firm Ney & Partners in Brussels and Luxembourg in 1998.
Ney & Partners worked with a team of 50 specialists on activities that ranged, on the one hand, from structural and stability studies for the design of road and footbridges and, on the other, the realisation of exceptional structures. The work of Ney & Partners has won many professional and public prizes and, in 2010, it was the subject of an internationally acclaimed monographic exhibition at BOZAR, Brussels.
In 2005, the occasional collaboration with the architect Chris Poulissen was formalised and the company Ney-Poulissen Architects & Engineers was established on the occasion of the design competition for the Oosterweel connection, Antwerp, Belgium.
The team continues to work together on large-scale international DBFM infrastructure competitions. In 2009, Ney-Poulissen Architects & Engineering won the international competition for ‘De Oversteek’, a city bridge in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, which is currently under construction. The team began operating in India in 2011, mainly in the province of Maharashtra. Ney-Poulissen Architects & Engineers became NP-BRIDGING in 2011.