David Van Severen

Design Critic in Architecture

David Van Severen (b. 1978, Ghent) studied at the University of Ghent, Belgium and the ETSA in Madrid, Spain. Until 2004 he worked for Stéphane Beel Architects in Ghent, Xaveer De Geyter Architects in Brussels and for Atelier Maarten van Severen. In 2002 he founded OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen together with Kersten Geers. OFFICE has received numerous honors and awards, including the Belgian Prize for Architecture, the Silver Lion at the 12th Venice Biennial of Architecture, and Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Kersten Geers and David Van Severen have been teaching at various institutions, such as the Berlage Institute, Columbia University GSAPP, Yale School of Architecture, EPF Lausanne and the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio. They are among the co-founders of San Rocco magazine. They currently hold the Kenzo Tange chair at Harvard GSD.


  • America

    By Mark Lee, Jerold S. Kayden, Jennifer Bonner, K. Michael Hays, Edward Eigen, Mack Scogin, Max Kuo, Sharon Johnston, Rahul Mehrotra, Kersten Geers, David Van Severen, Sean Canty, Michael Van Valkenburgh and Victor Jones

    February 2021