LA Guest Lecture: Adriaan Geuze , West 8

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University of Guelph - Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture Series presents:

Adriaan Geuze.  Principal and Founder of West 8, The Netherlands. 

Lecture title:  "The Works of West 8"

Red Steel Bridge Over CanalImage:  Vlaardingse Vaart Bridge, NL

Prof. Adriaan Geuze, RLA, OALA, is a Principal in Charge of West 8. In 1987, Geuze was one of the founders of West 8 urban design & landscape architecture, a leading urban design practice in Europe. Geuze attended the Agricultural University of Wageningen, where he received a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture. After winning the prestigious Prix de Rome award in 1990, West 8 established strong reputation on an international level with their 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. 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. Internationally respected as a professor in Architecture and Urban Design, Geuze frequently lectures and teaches at universities worldwide.

West 8 has won many design awards over the years, some include the Dutch Maaskant Award in 1995, the Rosa Barba First European Landscape prize in 2002 and the Veronica Rudge Green Prize for Urban Design from the Harvard Design School in 2002. In 2005, Geuze was given the prestigious position of curator for the 2nd International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam and he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mondrian Fonds in 2011. West 8 has won a number of international design competitions such as the Governors Island in New York, Playa de Palma in Mallorca, Toronto’s New Central Waterfront design in Canada, and Yongsan Park in Seoul, Korea.

Lecture kindly supported by the Vandergrift Family Fund.  All are welcome to attend.  

Contacts:  Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture Coordinator:  Nadia Amoroso, Associate Professor.  For the videoconference link, please contact the Speaker Series Student Assistant: Alya Al-Rajab

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