Fall 2017 Student Lecture Series: Adriaan Geuze

Borneo-Sporenburg

Image credit: West 8

  • 09/27/2017

  • 6 PM 

  • Cascieri Hall

    Boston Architectural College

    320 Newbury Street, Boston

  • communications@the-bac.edu

  • Free and open to the public

  • Design Community, Alumni, Students, Lectures

The Boston Architectural College invites the community to join us for a public lecture by internationally renowned landscape architect Adriaan Geuze, founder and director of West 8 urban design & landscape architecture, on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 6 pm in Cascieri Hall.


West 8 has led the vanguard of landscape design and urbanism for three decades. As landscape architects and urban designers, the North American West 8 team consistently finds optimistic and innovative ways to weave contemporary culture, narrative, and joy into forgotten urban places, consistently marrying West 8's Dutch DNA with an American outlook and understanding of landscape. Adriaan Geuze will highlight some of West 8's recent North American portfolio, from the renaissance of an abandoned urban island to the leveraging of waste to rebuild eroding coastlines.

About Adriaan Geuze

Adriaan Geuze is Founder and Design Director of West 8 urban design & landscape architecture, one of the world's leading practices for Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. Based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and New York, the West 8 team is responsible for such diverse works as the Kröller-Müller Sculpture Park in Otterlo, the Netherlands, Governors Island Park and Public Spaces in New York City, Longwood Gardens' Master Plan and Main Fountain Garden in Pennsylvania, and Toronto's Central Waterfront. In 2015, Geuze and West 8 were awarded the commission to design an entirely new world-class botanic garden for Houston.

Working on an international level from its start, West 8 developed projects all over the world in places such as Copenhagen, London, Moscow, New York, Madrid, Hamburg, Toronto, Amsterdam, Shanghai and Seoul. The office gained international recognition with projects such as Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam, Borneo-Sporenburg in Amsterdam, Chiswick Park in London, Expo '02 in Yverdon-les-Bains and Miami Beach SoundScape Park. Many of the projects are the result of groundbreaking entries in important international competitions. Recently won competitions include West Kowloon Cultural District Park in Hong Kong, Governors Island in New York, Madrid Rio, Sagrera Linea Park in Bacelona and Yongsan Park in Seoul.

Amongst the numerous awards received by West 8 are the Global Award for Sustainable ArchitectureTM, the Honor Award of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the International Urban Landscape Gold Award (IULA), the Dutch Prix de Rome, the Maaskant Award, the Bijhouwer Award, the Rosa Barba First European Landscape Prize, the Green Pin, the Veronica Rudge Green Prize for Urban Design and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Architecture of The Mondriaan Fund (previously BKVB, the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture).

Longwood Garden Main Foundtain ©Noah Devereaux
Longwood Garden Main Foundtain ©Noah Devereaux

Governors Island ©Timothy Schenck Photography
Governors Island ©Timothy Schenck Photography

Toronto Central Waterfront- Courtesy Waterfront Toronto
Toronto Central Waterfront- Image Courtesy of Waterfront Toronto