BSC (Hons) DipArch (UEL) RIBA
Julian Ogiwara joined Eric Parry Architects in 2000 and was made a Director in 2011. Julian has played a crucial role in various international projects, including the successful delivery of the Wilmar Headquarters building in Singapore, where he was based in 2013 to 2022. His responsibilities involved overseeing the development of cutting-edge laboratories and office spaces integrated into a captivating tropical landscaped garden. Julian has also been involved in mixed-use masterplans in Malaysia and Singapore and continues to contribute to the creation of sought-after luxury apartments, hotels and mixed use developments in Japan.
Julian previously led the design of notable projects such as Vicarage Gate House, an exclusive residential development in Kensington. He also played a key role in the expansion of the Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane, overseeing the rooftop spa extension and interior fit-out. Julian's experience with Eric Parry Architects encompasses diverse projects, including Leathersellers' Hall interiors, Selfridges & Co on Oxford Street, 60 Threadneedle Street, the Royal Lancaster Hotel, and the planning stages of 5 Aldermanbury Square. He has also made contributions to competition stages for significant projects like St Martin-in-the-Fields and The Heart of Doha in Qatar.
Throughout his career, Julian has demonstrated a keen interest in materials and craftsmanship. He has collaborated with renowned joiner and furniture-maker Matthew Marchbank, and his passion for craft has led him to participate in the Cambridge Violin Makers' workshops. Additionally, Julian has organized architectural workshops in Japan in collaboration with Peter Salter and Michele Roelofsma for the University of East London.
Julian has made significant contributions to the practice, including his involvement in the publication of the first practice monograph, Eric Parry Architects Volume I. Elsewhere, Julian has held a role as a guest critic at the Singapore University of Technology & Design and has judged at the World Architecture Festival.
Julian Ogiwara is a registered architect with the ARB in the UK and is a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).