The Team

Meet the team behind ABD Architecture LLC's work.
Being part of ABD's team is not work, this is an experience.

Personnel

Franck Giral

Managing Partner

Franck Giral is ABD Architecture LLC’s founder and managing partner. He holds qualifications in engineering, architecture and real estate.
He has worked in the construction industry in Niseko for 14 years and 16 in foreign countries. He speaks fluently English, Japanese and French.

Hiroshi Kobayashi

Development Manager

Hiroshi Kobayashi joined ABD Architecture LLC in 2022 as Development Manager. His role is to bring the Japanese sensitivity, use his knowledge of the construction sites, apply his people skills and assist in the development of the business’s presence.

Qian Hou

Real estate sales

Qian is from Jiangsu, China.
She has sales experience in apparel sales.
She is in charge of sales and Chinese speaking clients and vendors.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

  • “I would recommend ABD Architecture for both large and small developments in Hokkaido.”

    Jason Kuok
    Supernova-land HK Ltd., Founder & General Manager
  • “Franck is a diligent and serious designer and an expert who really understands Niseko. His design not only meets the high standards of private customization, but also shows the talent of the designer.
    He is a trusted partner.”

    Gaoshan
    Developer
  • “Franck played an important role in the delivery of our house. He was efficient, responsive and professional in his approach and attitude. His familiarity with the local project delivery process and his proficiency with the local language made for a smooth and efficient construction process. The house ultimately was delivered on time and on budget.”

    Christopher Liu
    Homeowner
  • “It was a pleasure working with Franck as the project manager of our new luxury residential project in Niseko. Franck has an in-depth knowledge of engineering; his experience of project management and his sense of architecture added a significant amount of value to our project.”

    Sandy Xiao Fang Zhang
    Developer, Project Director
  • “Franck’s local knowledge of both building and land development regulations proved critical in negotiating with local authorities in resolving several issues and hurdles which otherwise would have been detrimental to our project. I would recommend Franck to manage large mixed-used projects in Niseko.”

    Christopher Liu
    Head of Development, Metropoly Holdings Limited
  • “Much like anyone building their first home overseas we had questions upon questions and Franck was there to guide through the whole process, we couldn’t have been in better hands.”

    Luke Robinson
    Homeowner