Satoshi Ohashi (China) Director - China B.Arch, AIA, JAA
Born in Japan and raised in America, Satoshi Ohashi has worked globally in New York, London, Paris and Tokyo. He has worked and collaborated closely with Zaha Hadid since 1987. He is currently a Director at ZHA directing the Beijing studio. Satoshi is continuously pursuing the possibilities of architecture and design from large scale urban design to smaller scale furniture and product design.
He has received numerous awards including 2005 IIDA International Lighting Award, NTT DoCoMo Kansai Telecommunications Tower and 2009 CIID China International Interior Design Awards.
Education & Teaching
Satoshi graduated from the College of Architecture & Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, where he obtained a B.S. Arch in 1984. He subsequently studied as a postgraduate at the University of Illinois Chicago and in Versailles, France.
He has taught and lectured at many universities around the world. In 2004, he held a position as a visiting critic at Yale University Graduate School of Architecture. He addressed the 2005 World Expo in Aichi, Japan and participated in the exhibition. He was also a Selection Committee Juror and visiting critic at China Central Academy of Fine Arts.
From 1988 to 1993, he was the director and project architect for ZHA’s Tokyo office working on the design of the practice’s early works, including the first major interior project Moonsoon restaurant.
In recent years, he has delivered several large scale projects including three SOHO projects in China: Galaxy SOHO, Wangjing SOHO, Sky SOHO. His current projects include Hotel and Service Apartments, as well as a Design Museum, both in China.