GREENARCH is an award-winning, Brussels based Architecture studio, founded by Prof. Jean-François ROGER FRANCE in 2003 and joined with David DROESBEEK as Partner since 2017.
They formed the practice after several years stint in Brussels working with renowned Belgian architect Philippe Samyn and 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, LVMH, European Foundation House Offices, European Green Party HQ).
The practice recently completed Clifford Chance, Cleary Gottlieb Offices and many others in Brussels. The firm is currently busy with a variety of projects across Belgium and France which include upmarket homes, inner city apartment buildings, retails, embassies, and offices..
"We believe that a good client-architect relationship is key for any project to achieve its full potential."
Most of our work has come through referrals or repeat clients which we highly value.
We are aware that constructing a building is one of the biggest investments a person may make in their lifetime, and therefore it is important for us that our clients feel comfortable and involved throughout the development process.
We make a point of listening to our client's needs and in turn offer our experience rather than preconceived ideas. We are there to help guide our clients through the various stages of a project, providing insight and always striving to add extra value. We are realistic from the beginning of the project and ensure brief and budget are continually managed together.
GREENARCH offers clients a full range of Architectural and Interior Design services. We are flexible in our service offering and our clients have a choice of appointing us for a full service or alternatively for individual work stages which can be tailored to suit specific requirements and budget.
Architectural team – 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. He then graduated the Victor Horta School of Architecture (Université Libre de Bruxelles) 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. 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
We are always interested in talented Architects with experience. You must be able to communicate effectively and collaborate as part of a specialized team of professionals.
Greenarch offers career opportunities for architect when possible. When applying, please submit your resumé CV, a cover letter and work samples (not to exceed 1.6 MB) per email.
After receiving your application, we will review it for further consideration. Should we require additional information or wish to schedule an interview, we will contact you.