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Adriaan Geuze (Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1960) is director of West 8, an internationally leading practice for urban design, landscape architecture and infrastructure based in Rotterdam, Brussels and New York. Geuze graduated from the Agricultural University of Wageningen 1987 and founded West 8 in the same year. After winning the prestigious Prix-de-Rome award in 1990, Geuze and his office established an international reputation with their pioneering approach to planning and design of the public environment. In the following decades West 8 worked on over a thousand projects throughout the world and won a large number of international design competitions including Madrid RIO, Governors Island in New York, Toronto's new central Waterfront, and Yongsan Park in Seoul.

Amongst the numerous awards that Geuze and West 8 have won are the Dutch Maaskant Award (1995), the Rosa Barba First European Landscape prize (2002), the Veronica Rudge Green Prize for Urban Design from Harvard Graduate School of Design (2002), twelve awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects and two lifetime achievements awards from the Mondrian Fund (2011) and De Architect (2018).

Geuze was appointed as Special Professor of Landscape Architecture in Wageningen in 2012. In 2005 he curated The Flood, the 2nd International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam.
Geuze has been a member of the Society of Arts, at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, since 2015.

picture of Adriaan Geuze by Ed Lonnee