Who we are

GREENARCH is an award-winning, Brussels based Architecture studio, founded by Prof. Jean-François ROGER FRANCE in 2003 and joined with David DROESBEKE Partner since 2017. They formed the practice after several years working in Brussels with renowned Belgian architect Philippe Samyn then Art &Build for Jean- François and Atelier d’Art Urbain for David on a number of high profile projects.

Since inception, GREENARCH has gained a reputation for design excellence, having won numbers of shortlisted competitions (Singapore, New Zealand, and Brunei Embassies, but also Crowell & Moring, fieldfisher, Cleary Gottlieb and European Foundation House Offices), but also for confidential high level housing projects.

The practice recently completed Clifford Chance, CEH and CMS Offices, Ladurée retail in Brussels. The firm is currently busy with a variety of projects across Belgium which include upmarket homes, inner city apartment buildings, retails and offices.

Architect – Partners

Jean-Francois ROGER FRANCE – Arch (Dipl UCL) MA (AASchool London)

Jean-François studied architecture at the St Luc School of Architecture (University Catholique of Louvain) in Brussels (1995) and then made a Master of Arts in Environment & Energy studies at the AA School of architecture in London graduating with Honors. On completion of his studies in 1996, Jean-François moved to work with the renowned Philippe Samyn, on various important projects such as the Aula Magna in Louvain-la Neuve. In 1998, he was appointed to become part-time a Professor (lecturer) at the UCL University in Brussels to gives lecture on construction, materials and equipment. The same year he joined Art & Build as Architect completing a number of award-winning projects for the practice. Jean-François published more than 20 articles on architecture widely and is a member of the Belgian Order of architects. In 2016, Jean-Francois ROGER FRANCE received The Gold Medal for Elite of Work in Architecture (Elite du Travail- Medaille d’Or) by his Majesty the King Philippe of Belgium. Jean-François founded GREENARCH Architecture + environment in 2003, and joined with David in 2009 to become a partnership in 2017. Together they oversee the running of the practice.

David DROESBEKE – Arch (Dipl ULB)

David grew up in Belgium and met Jean-François during his young studies. He studied architecture at the ULB. The Victor Horta School of Architecture (Université Libre de Bruxelles) graduated in 1996. After his studies, David joined the famous architect Constantin Brodzki and his son Alexandre Lodzia Brodzki. He joined the important architectural studio Atelier d’Art Urbain in 2000 to become an architect project manager, where he worked for 6 years for large and diverse projects related to housing, offices and businesses. Between 2006 and 2009, he became the lead coordinator of new projects developed by the developer company Upptown. In 2009, he joined his friend Jean-François at GREENARCH and worked at the Embassy of Singapore, Clifford Chance and many other projects. In 2017, he becomes a partner of the firm. He is a member of the Belgian Order of Architects.

Architectural team – associates

Olivier GENNART
France ROMAN

For their participation thanks to :

Tanguy Glorieux – Nicolas Parent – Caroline Voortman – Sophie Roelants – Maud Renard – Marie Van Nieuwenborgh – Thibault Nerincx – Charlotte Marien – Sophie Guillaume – Laura Schmidt – Olivia Verhaeghe – Margaux Flamand – Gaëtan Desneux – Valentina Rigoni – Giulia Esposito –
Adrien Dubois – Julie Nader – Caroline Pion – Charlotte Lisart – Bastien Lefevre – Mylène Cirius – Marcela Rufino Rocha – Laure Bigo

Internship :  Adrien Gesulfo – Shannon Remy – Viktoria Vieu – Justine Cousin – Théophile Courtin – Julie Vanbruaene – Lorraine Motte – Margaux Haquenne – Camille Sepulchre

Careers

Partnership

Working with international architectural practices based in USA, UK and New Zealand, GREENARCH architecture + environment sprl is part as a real integrated team (local architect) in partnership for some important projects in Belgium, France and Switzerland.