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.

Our Approach 

We strive to create innovative buildings which have integrity and that are conceptually clear as well as environmentally responsible. We see each project as unique and begin our work process by carefully considering the existing conditions so that we can unlock undeveloped opportunities hidden in every site. Our observations inform a response that is unique to each building and its context.

We develop our ideas further through analyzing precedents and building techniques while at the same time making architectural models and three dimensional drawings to reinforce our ideas. As a result, our buildings emerge from a clear concept and well defined architectural language that informs the detail design process.

​We strive for a distinctive aesthetic that is contemporary, rich in character and crafted with an understanding of materials, texture and colour, resulting in buildings that are appropriate for present day living and a joy to live in!

Client Relationship 

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 offer 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 workstages which can be tailored to suit specific requirements and budget.

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

Cédric Timmermans
Lydia Ihadadene
Cyprien Khatcherian



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.