The Team

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


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 15 years and 16 in foreign countries. He speaks fluently English, Japanese and French.

Pierre Biard

Pierre Biard has acquired extensive experience as an architect, working on hotel and resort projects in France and Vietnam, and he now brings his stylish design expertise to ABD Architecture LLC. Pierre is fluent in both French and English.


  • “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.”

  • “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
  • “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