Federation Member
Laurent Troost

Laurent Troost is a Belgian Architect based in Manaus, Brazil, founder of Laurent Troost Architectures and co-founder of Labverde, an Art Immersion Programme in the Amazon.

His architectural practice has won several international competitions and awards, such as the Dezeen Award, the World Architecture Award among others. His work has been widely published and exhibited, including at the São Paulo Architecture Biennial, at the Buenos Aires Biennial, at the Maison du Brésil in Paris and at the Seoul Hall of Urbanism and Architecture. Laurent has taught and lectured at numerous institutions including the Escola da Cidade and the FAU-USP in São Paulo, the UdelaR in Montevideo, the Sociedad Central de Arquitectura in Buenos Aires, the Universidad Caritas in Costa Rica, the Tokyo Development Learning Center in Tokyo, the TISCH in New York and at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville among others.

Aside from his practice, Laurent has also been the Urban Planning Director for the Municipality of Manaus from 2013 until 2020 and is currently a consultant for the World Bank Group.