Adriaan Geuze, Prof., Ir., RLA, OALA
Principal in Charge, Project Director, West 8 urban design & landscape architecture

Adriaan Geuze Adriaan Geuze co-founded West 8 urban design & landscape architecture, a leading urban design practice established in 1987. After winning the prestigious Prix-de-Rome award in 1990, Mr. Geuze, with his office West 8, established an enormous reputation on an international level with 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.

Mr. Geuze has extensive experience in directing Dutch and international teams on projects all over the world. An internationally respected professor in landscape architecture and urban design he frequently lectures and teaches at universities worldwide. Over his extensive career he has won numerous awards including the Prix de Rome in 1990, the Rosa Barba First European Landscape prize in 2002, the Veronica Rudge Green Prize for Urban Design from Harvard Design School in 2002 and the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture™ in 2014.

In 2005 Mr. Geuze was recognized as a leader in his profession by being given the prestigious position of curator for the 2nd International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam and in 2011 he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mondrian Fonds. With West 8, Mr. Geuze has been honoured with the success of winning various international design competitions such as Governors Island in New York, Toronto’s New Central Waterfront in Canada and Madrid RIO in Spain.


Toronto Waterfront. Photo © Waterfront Toronto