UK-based architectural firm Foster + Partners and Bentley Systems have signed an enterprise license subscription agreement to advance model-driven design.
As per the deal, the architectural firm will join Bentley’s Enterprise License Subscription (ELS) programme, which delivers operational advantage and reduces annual software costs by granting unrestricted access to a portfolio of offerings.
The portfolio includes architectural, engineering, construction, geospatial, and operations software and learning offerings to increase productivity.
As part of the deal, Bentley will also provide a resident consultant, who will be available for task-at-hand coaching and mentoring on best practices in the application of the company’s technology.
Foster + Partners CIO Graham Young said the company is committed to technological innovation, and it has a multi-disciplinary approach to design.
"As part of this, our ELS and extended relationship with Bentley is valuable in allowing our teams to benefit from their advanced information modeling and production processes – and from the successful working relationship that we have built with Bentley over the years," Young said.
Bentley Systems CEO and executive sponsor for the Foster + Partners account Greg Bentley said that by any measure, including quality and throughput, Fosters + Partners’ headquarters on the bank of the River Thames in London is one of the, if not the, most concentrated sites of model-driven design in the world.
"Over the years, with the help of generations of MicroStation, and now AECOsim Building Designer, GenerativeComponents, Bentley Navigator, Bentley’s mobile apps, and more, Foster + Partners has earned an unparalleled reputation for accomplishing the impossible – day in and day out," Bentley said.