Kersten Geers
1975, Ghent, Belgium
Lives and works in Brussels
1998 University of Ghent

David Van Severen
1978, Ghent
Lives and works in Brussels
2001 University of Ghent

Soon after its founding, Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen won several international competitions, including those for a new administrative capital city in South Korea and for a border crossing between Mexico and the United States. At the same time, the firm gained attention for its first small realisations in Belgium. In 2008, Office represented Belgium at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy, and the following year, a solo exhibition was held at deSingel, in Antwerp, Belgium.

Also in 2009, Office finished its largest project to date, the gallery and office building for Kortrijk Xpo – for which the firm received its first nomination for the Mies van der Rohe Award – and was awarded the Belgian Prize for Architecture for the bridge at the Handelsbeurs cultural complex in Ghent. In 2010, Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen was awarded the Silver Lion for most promising young architects at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen was part of Sharjah Biennial 11