Adriaan Geuze

Design Critic in Landscape Architecture

Prof., Ir., RLA, OALA, Principal in Charge, project director, Landscape Architect

Subsequent to graduating with a degree in Landscape Architecture from the Agricultural University of Wageningen in 1987,  Adriaan Geuze went on to co-found West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v., a leading urban design practice in Europe.  After winning the prestigious Prix-de-Rome in 1990,  Geuze together with his office West 8, established an enormous reputation on an international level for their unique approach to planning and design of the public environment. West 8 developed a technique of relating contemporary culture, urban identity, architecture, public space and engineering within one design, while always taking the context into account.

In 1992, Geuze  founded the SLA Foundation (Surrealistic Landscape Architecture) which was instrumental in increasing public awareness of his profession.  Adriaan Geuze has extensive experience in directing Dutch and international teams on projects all over the world. Internationally respected as a professor in Architecture and Urban Design, Geuze frequently lectures and teaches at universities worldwide.