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Kersten Geers

Kersten Geers is a visiting Professor at Columbia GSAPP. Geers’ work ranges from designing furniture to research in national master planning for Belgium.

In 2002 Geers and David Van Severen founded OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen in Brussels. OFFICE is renowned for its idiosyncratic architecture, in which realisations and theoretical projects stand side by side. The projects are direct, spatial and firmly rooted in architectural theory. The firm reduces architecture to its very essence and most original form: a limited set of basic geometric rules is used to create a framework within which life unfolds out in all its complexity.

Geers graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Ghent, Belgium and at the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid, Spain. He is a founding member of the architecture magazine San Rocco.

He has worked with Maxwan Architects and Urbanists and with Neutelings Riedijk Architects in Rotterdam. Geers has taught at the University of Ghent, the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio and EPFL, Lausanne.

GSAPP Conversations #12: Kersten Geers of OFFICE in Conversation with Amale Andraos

Dean Amale Andraos and Kersten Geers discuss their shared obsession with books and the integral role that book-making plays in their professional offices and teaching. Geers echoes Aldo Rossi’s call for evaluating architecture within a cultural context, and sees books as the ideal tool for creating a place where architectural work acquires value and meaning – a device to establish a context of ideas.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4106‑10 Spring 2019
Architecture Without Content
Perspective Drawing by Minjung Ku
Perspective Drawing by Minjung Ku
Perpsective Drawing by Jake Rosenwald
Kersten Geers, Andrea Zanderigo Syllabus STUDIO SECTION VIA LOTTERY REQUIRED 3rd YR MARCH + AAD
600/700 AVERY
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM-113 AVERY
0 Points
A4106‑10 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI
Arch geers clifford cahmpion cdc2185 axo1
Arch geers clifford cahmpion cdc2185 axo2
Arch geers clifford cahmpion cdc2185 perspective1
Kersten Geers, Andrea Zanderigo Syllabus Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
Full Semester
0 Points
A4106‑10 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
Arch geers giovanni cozzani sp17 04 collage
Arch geers giovanni cozzani sp17 06 collage
Arch geers mike howard sp17 05 plansection 01
Kersten Geers Syllabus Studio Section Via Lottery - Required 3rd Yr M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
0 Points