You are in section News and Events, in section Lecture Series, in section Previous Series, in section Spring 2013: Elemental, on page Adriaan Geuze / West 8.

Adriaan Geuze / West 8

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
March 28, 2013 - 5:45pm


Adriaan Geuze will present a lecture in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:45PM on Thursday, March 28. A reception following the lecture will take place in the Knowlton Hall Jury Space. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public. Geuze is this year's Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor, which is held each year by an internationally acclaimed practitioner in the field of landscape architecture. Previous Glimcher Professors have included Michael Van Valkenburgh, Paolo Burgi and Tom Leader.

In 1987, Geuze was one of the founders of West 8, a leading European urban design practice. He received a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Agricultural University of Wageningen. After winning the prestigious Prix-de-Rome award in 1990, Geuze established an international reputation for his unique approach to planning and design of the public environment. By founding the SLA Foundation (Surrealistic Landscape Architecture) in 1992, Geuze increased public awareness of his profession.  Geuze frequently lectures and teaches at universities worldwide, and has extensive experience directing Dutch and international teams on projects all over the world. He was presented with the Veronica Rudge Green Prize for Urban Design from the Harvard Design School in 2002. And in 2005 he was named curator for the 2nd International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam.

West 8 has developed a technique of relating contemporary culture, urban identity, architecture, public space and engineering within one design, while always considering context. The practice has won numerous design awards, such as the Dutch Maaskant Award in 1995 and the Rosa Barba First European Landscape prize in 2002. Recently Geuze and West 8 received the prestigious American Society of Landscape Architecture Honor Award 2009, AIA Institute Honor Award 2012 and the Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 from the BKVB, the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture. Geuze and West 8 have won prestigious international design competitions, such as Governor's Island in New York, Playa de Palma in Mallorca, and Toronto's New Central Waterfront design.

This lecture was originally scheduled for March 6.


Download the ELEMENTAL: Adriaan Geuze poster.