The planning office with its main office in Rotterdam, Netherlands, was established in 1987 by Adriaan Geuze. He makes use of his huge experience in the areas of urban planning, landscape architecture and planning of parks, gardens and projects at the edge of waters. West 8 gets involved with nature in two aspects: on the one hand very rationally thinking of the use and necessity and on the other hand by establishing an identity in the landscape planning. Adriaan Geuze was a Professor at the Delft University of Technology between 1995-1997. Between 1994-2007, he was a Visiting Professor at the Harvard School of Design. In 2005 he was curator at the Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam. The planning office West 8 is a winner of the Red Dot Design Award 2012 in the category Product Design.