Foster + Partners and Bentley Systems Enter Into Enterprise License Subscription Agreement to Advance Model-driven Design

Enterprise License Subscription Supports Foster + Partners’ Continued Development as a Multi-discipline and Increasingly Global Firm

LONDON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 30, 2013 — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that Foster + Partners, one of the most innovative architectural and integrated design practices in the world, has joined Bentley’s Enterprise License Subscription (ELS) program. Bentley’s innovative ELS delivers operational and competitive advantage while further reducing annual software costs by granting unrestricted access to a comprehensive portfolio of architectural, engineering, construction, geospatial, and operations software and learning offerings to increase productivity – all for a single annual fee. Also included in the Foster + Partners agreement is the provision of a Bentley resident consultant, who will be available for task-at-hand coaching and mentoring on best practices in the application of Bentley technology to further the success of this multi-discipline firm.

Greg Bentley, Bentley Systems CEO and executive sponsor for the Foster + Partners account, said, “By any measure, including quality and throughput, Fosters + Partners’ amazing 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. One can only imagine what remarkable achievements in sustaining infrastructure we can look forward to from this highly creative, technology-empowered firm now that our ELS has eliminated all barriers to its taking full advantage of our comprehensive portfolio.”

Graham Young, CIO, Foster + Partners, said, “Foster + Partners is committed to technological innovation, and we have an integrated, 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.”

For additional information about Bentley’s Enterprise License Subscription as well as its other innovation subscription offerings, visit

For additional information about The Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference, click here.

About Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners is one of the most innovative architecture and integrated design practices in the world. Over the past four decades the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture through a strikingly wide range of work, from urban masterplans, public infrastructure, airports, civic and cultural buildings, offices and workplaces to private houses and product design. Based in London, with offices worldwide, the practice has an international reputation, with buildings on six continents. Since its inception in 1967 it has received more than 620 awards for excellence and won over 100 national and international competitions. For additional information about Foster + Partners, visit

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley Systems applies information mobility to improve asset performance by leveraging information modeling through integrated projects for intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in 50 countries, more than $500 million in annual revenues, and since 2005 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

Additional information about Bentley is available at and in Bentley’s annual report. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, access Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure publications. To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Be Communities.

To download the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners ranking, a unique global compendium of the top public- and private-sector owners of infrastructure based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments, visit

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