Kersten Geers David Van Severen “Squaring the circle”

Join us for a lecture by the renowned architectural practice OFFICE, founded by Kersten Geers and David Van Severen.

OFFICE has been at the forefront of architectural design since 2002, tackling projects ranging from furniture to urban planning.
Their work is characterized by a blend of pragmatism and innovation, deeply rooted in diverse architectural histories.


Kersten Geers David Van Severen “Squaring the circle”

Date and Time : July 19th, 2024. 18:30~20:00 JST (door opens at 18:15)

Place : HASEKO – KUMA HALL (Engineering Building no.11, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, TOKYO)

Language : English

No registration required. Please directly come to the venue. No online broadcast planned.


OFFICE is an architectural practice founded by Kersten Geers (1975) and David Van Severen (1978). Since its establishment in 2002 in Brussels, OFFICE has been committed to the idea of architecture as a cultural undertaking aimed at improving the human environment. To that end, we see the increasingly pressing topics of sustainability, responsible sourcing, or future use, as a catalyst for shaping our urban and social realm, and architectural form as part of the solution. OFFICE is a collaborative practice, bringing together our colleagues, developers and experts from various disciplines, in order to assure quality of every project. The projects are at once pragmatic and innovative, while deeply rooted in diverse architectural histories. In its very essence, our work creates a framework within which life unfolds in all its complexity.

OFFICE projects differ in scale and type, ranging from furniture to urban design. Recent projects currently under construction include Aerospacelab Megafactory in Charleroi, Belgium; Swiss Radio and Television building in Lausanne, Switzerland; and VRT Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. This practice is combined with academic research and teaching, thus creating unexpected parallels between the two aspects of OFFICE’s production. Kersten Geers and David Van Severen together serve as Design Critics in Architecture at Harvard GSD, and Geers is a Full Professor at the Academy of Architecture USI, Mendrisio. They have previously taught at various institutions, including the Berlage Institute, TU Delft, Ghent University, Columbia University GSAPP, Yale School of Architecture and EPF Lausanne. This academic output is documented under the monicker Office Without Office.

Our international team comprises about 40 members, whose diverse backgrounds and knowledge contribute to the unique voice of OFFICE.

Since 2018, OFFICE is a partnership led by Kersten Geers, David Van Severen and Jan Lenaerts, together with associates Justine Rossillion, Alexander Smedts, Jacopo Lugli, Jelena Pancevac and Inga Karen Traustadottir.