Partner | Verzone Woods Architectes Sàrl
FSAP, RLA, FAAR
Craig Verzone is co-founder of Verzone Woods Architectes, a collaborative multi- disciplinary studio working within the overlapping realms of landscape, urban design, and architecture. Their work highlights the interdependence and reciprocity between building and open space. Extending practice into research and looping results back to project development is part of the process, as deployed in their first public space mandate, in 1996, for the redesign of the landscape at the foot of Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation in Briey, France. Since then, Verzone has continued testing hypotheses and implementing design at a wide variety of scales from 1:1 prototypes for new urban furniture to regional studies such as the cantonal landscape masterplan for the 2’500 square miles of Vaud, Switzerland.
Challenges regarding complex urban contexts, compromised natural systems, and tense human exchange fuel ongoing thinking. Current active projects include the construction of a 25-acre urban-agro park in Geneva as well as a new dense neighborhood of 1’200 residents near the Morges train station. The ruderal entry garden of Fribourg’s new Natural History Museum and the landscape of Bluefactory Technology and Innovation Campus on the historic Cardinal Brewery site are also in the works. In addition to new project prospection, design, and construction oversight, Verzone co-manages the business of VWA studio and is shaping its future leadership.