Oliver Pershav

Oliver Pershav

Tokyo, JP



Expertise in design of mid-to-large scale projects with international scope, including but not limited to hotels, offices, museums, and luxury apartments. I have worked on and realized projects in Japan, China and Sweden, which have been awarded and published internationally.


Hachiro Matsuno Architect & Associates, Tokyo, JP, Designer

Aug 2019 - current

Hiroyuki Ito Architects, Tokyo, JP, Designer

Jan 2017 - Jul 2019

Florian Busch Architects, Tokyo, JP, Intern / Researcher

Sep 2015 - Jun 2016


Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, GB, MArch, Diploma

Intermediate 2 (Takero Shimazaki & Ana Araujo)
Diploma 9 (Natasha Sandmeier)

Sep 2012 - Jun 2015

Lund University, Lund, SE, BArch, BArch

Aug 2006 - Jun 2009


Good Design Award, Award

“The variety of window and loft positions within the room has transformed the often monotonous studio apartment into something unique, which was highly praised. The structure of the building is well thought out to accommodate the different positions of windows and lofts. There is almost no added finishing, and while the materials have been stripped down to the bare minimum, the loft adds richness to the space. This is a project that can be used as a reference as to how a studio apartment should be.”

— Yui Tezuka, Yasuo Komi, Manabu Chiba, Kentaro Yamazaki (Good Design Jury)


Nicholas Pozner Prize, 1st Place

"The Nicholas Pozner Prize for ‘Single Best Drawing’ is awarded annually in memory of Nick Pozner. The award seeks to not only identify some of the best graphic work produced at the AA each year but to also inspire future years at the School, as we continue to explore new techniques and modes of represention in relation to design work."


RIBA Eye Line, Honorable Mention

"The judges speculated that the full complexity of Pershav’s drawings had something of a Magnus Magnusson logic to them: ‘I’ve started so I’ll finish’. Perhaps a passing resemblance to David Shrigley might be spotted, but the detail and the subject matter take them well beyond the work of the humorist’s drawings."