Jarrik Ouburg (born 1975, The Netherlands) studied architecture at the TU Delft in the Netherlands and the ETH Zürich, Switzerland. His graduation project won the Archiprix International 2001, the biennial international competition for the best graduation projects in architecture.

In 2002 he received the prestigious Japanese Monbusho scholarship and was a research fellow at the Tokyo Institute of Technology from 2002 to 2003.

He gained his experience at internationally renowned offices E2A (Switzerland), Toyo Ito Architects & Associates (Japan) and  Xaveer de Geyter Architecten (Belgium) before founding OJO – Office Jarrik Ouburg in 2008. Since its inception OJO has received critical acclaim and has won several international prizes. 

He is a frequent critic and speaker at academies and universities. As of September 2012 he is head of the department of Architecture at the Amsterdam of Architecture.




2014 Hortus Conclusus, competition Europan 12, second prize Europan, location Ås (NO) in collaboration with Laura Alvarez Architecture

2014 Burgermeester, project, restaurant, Amsterdam (NL) in collaboration with Laura Alvarez Architecture

2013 Tussen-ruimte, completed, urban intervention, Amsterdam (NL)

2013 World Heritage Podium, completed, first prize closed competition, information centre on UNESCO World Heritage, Amsterdam (NL) in collaboration with Laura Alvarez Architecture

2012 Studio Verwey, completed, first prize competition, exhibition museum De Hallen, Haarlem  (NL)

2011 Larimar, project, interior of a shop next to the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam (NL)

2011 De Hallen, study, temporary use of vacant tram shed, Amsterdam (NL)

2011 Deventer Havenkwartier, competition, nomination Europan 11, Deventer (NL)

2011 Houses of Gösta, competition, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Männtä, Finland (FI)

2011 Nordweststadt, competition, revitalisation of residential area, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (D)

2010 Portrait Pavilion, completed, portrait exhibition in Duivenvoorde Castle, Voorschoten (NL)

2010 Aoibhneas, competition, extension children’s centre, Dublin (IE)

2010 Genieloods, under construction, first prize international competition, centre for contemporary art, Vijfhuizen (NL)

2009 Hembrug, study, urban plan for Hembrugterreim, Zaandam (NL)

2009 Viotta, project, transformation of historical and monumental interior, Amsterdam (NL)

2009 Het Japanse Winkeltje, project, interior and house style of a shop, Amsterdam (NL)                       

2009 Bruynzeel, project, revitalization of the Bruynzeel factories, Zaandam (NL)

2009 40 Gates, first prize International Garden Festival, Jardins des Métis, Quebec (CA)

2008 Amsterdam Silo’s, competition, reuse of two silos into mediatheque, Amsterdam (NL)

2008 Center for Regenerative Medicine, project, medical institute, Amsterdam (NL)

2008 Waterwall, competition, soundbarrier Polderbaan Schiphol airport (NL)

2008 Columbarium, proposal, Dam square, Amsterdam (NL)

2008 Beelden in Zee, project, extension of museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen (NL)

2007 Tempeltje voor de Stad, competition, contemplation space, Dordrecht (NL)

2006 Tsunami Memorial, competition, Oslo (NO)

2003 Curtain Courtyard, completed, first prize international competition, architectural intervention at Tokyo Institute of Technology campus, Tokyo (JP)

2002 International Competition for the Osaka Station Area, competition, Osaka (JP)

2002 Underground networks of Tokyo, study commissioned by Habiforum/NIROV, Tokyo (JP)

2001 New Tomihiro Museum of Shi-ga, competition, Tokyo (JP)                       

2001 Villa Vuren, project, transformation of a barn into a villa, Vuren (NL)



2012- head departement of Architecture, Amsterdam Academy of Archtitecture (NL)

2014 guest critic, Sint-Lucas, KU Leuven, Brussels (BE)

2014 lecturer, workshop for the DutchMinistry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (NL)

2014 lecturer, guest tutor, Academy of Architecture, Mumbai (IN)

2013 lecturer, guest critic, Studio De Vylder, Vink, Tallieu, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (IT)

2012 inaugural lecture ‘De Witte Ruimte’, Amsterdam Academy of Archtitecture (NL)

2011 lecturer Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (NL)

2008-2012 lecturer and tutor Amsterdam Academy of Archtitecture (NL)

2008 lecturer and tutor Design Academy Eindhoven (NL)

2007-2011 tutor Studio Tony Fretton, TU Delft (NL)

2008 lecturer, TU Delft (NL)

2007 guest critic, L’École de la Cambre, Brussel (BE)



         Awards and Stipends

2014 Nominee German Design Award (DE)

2014 Second prize, Europan 12 competiton, location Ås (NO)

2013 First prize, UNESCO World Heritage Center competition (NL)

2012 Practice stipend, Dutch Funds for Visual Arts (NL)

2011 Selection, Europan 11, location Deventer (NL)

2011 Work stipend, Dutch Funds for Visual Arts (NL)                       

2010 First prize, Genieloods International Design Competition (NL)

2009 Practice stipend, Dutch Funds for Visual Arts (NL)

2009 Second prize, international competition ‘Transformation of Healthcare’ (NL)

2009 Honourable mention, international competition ‘t Vaneker (NL)

2009 Frist prize, International Garden Festival, Quebec, (CA)

2008 Selection America/Europe: 44 Young Architects, Barcelona (ES)

2002 First prize, ‘International pavilion competition’, Tokyo (JP)

2001 Monbusho Scholarship, Japanese Ministry of Education (JP)

2001 First prize, Archiprix International 2001           


         Publications and Contributions

2014 Architecture in the Netherlads. Yearbook 2013/2014, nai010, p. 40-41

2014 Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, Graduation Projects 2012-2013, p. 26-27

2014 Hortus Conclusus,,,, e.a.

2013 Think Dutch, Frame Publishers. p. 354-355

2013 Adaptable City, 0047 Press, p.73-81

2013 Tussen-ruimte: architectuur kritiek op zijn best, Archined, 9 May

2013 Frame Magazine, 24 July

2013 NRC Handelsblad, 13 August

2013 Het Parool, 6 August

2013 De Witte Ruimte / The White Space, publication inaugural lecture at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, Architectura & Natura Publishers

2012 ‘Studio Verwey’,, designboom, a.o.

2012 Oog voor de Context, Interview TU Delta, 28 July

2011 ‘Deventer Havenkwartier’,,, a.o.

2011 ‘Duivenvoorde’, De Architect, e.a.

2011 ‘Houses of Gösta’,,, a.o.

2010 Frame Magazine, 23 October

2010 Eternal Ise, Monu #14, Magazine on Urbanism, p. 38-45

2010 De Architect, October, p. 22-27

2010 ‘Genieloods’,,, e.a.

2010 Mark Magazine, p. 21

2009 ‘Thuiskomen in een Twents Landschap’, AFdH uitgevers, p. 76-77

2009 ‘The transformation of healthcare’, TNO, p. 44-45

2009 ‘Beelden In Zee’, Mark Magazine

2008 ‘America / Europe: 44 young architects’, Scalae, Barcelona

2008 ‘Beelden op de bodem’, De Pers, 14 April

2008 ‘Centrum voor Regeneratieve Geneeskunde’, Het Financieele Dagblad

2007 ‘Museum Beelden in Zee’, Algemeen Dagblad

2007 ‘Big is beautiful’ , Monu #6, Magazine on Urbanism, p. 82-84

2005 ‘The Flood’ - Internationale Architectuur Biënnale Rotterdam

2002 ‘Deltametropolis’, the role of design in strategic planning, TU Delft

2001 ‘Architecture Annual 2000-2001, Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft



2014 XSArchitecture, Arcam, Amsterdam (NL)

2013 Europan 12, DogA - the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architectur, Oslo (NO)                       

2013 Cityscapes Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)                       

2012 Solo exhibition ‘From Solid to Air’, Amsterdam Academy of Architecture (NL)

2011 Architectuurcentrum Rondeel, Deventer (NL)

2011 Europan 11, TU/e, Eindhoven (NL)

2009 ‘Transformation of Healthcare’, De Doelen, Rotterdam (NL)

2008 ‘America/Europe: 44 Young Architects’, Barcelona (ES)                       

2005 ‘Flow’, 2nd Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (NL)

2002 ‘Pachinko Hall Design Competition’, Tokyo (JP)

2001 ‘IMAGEBUILDING’, AIA Convention and Expo, Denver (US)

2001 ‘Coming Soon’, Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam (NL)