Raymond Tran Team won 1st Place in the Copenhagen Charette

KEA-Charette-2014_Otis-College_BlogRaymond Tran’s team won 1st Place in the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology’s KEA Charette 2014!






The Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA) hosted its KEA Charette 2014 on October 13-17, 2014. Interdisciplinary and international teams of design students explored “how to re-establish local and external interest, pride and a sense of belonging to a number of areas located at the fringes of Copenhagen. The goal was to develop proposals for digital/physical connections and digital/physical transformations that would give meaning and value to both the local community and visitors to the locality.”

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors juniorsRaymond Tran and Darien Noguchi traveled to Copenhagen to participate in the charette with Darren Grosch, Otis’ Director of International Education, who also served as an advisor for Raymond’s team.

Raymond and Darien were assigned to different teams, each team with students from Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Italy, Sweden, USA and/or the UK. Raymond’s team consisted of seven students: three architecture students from Italy, two graphic design students from Canada, and one multi-media student from Brazil, as well as Raymond, from Otis/USA. Their winning project, “Sozu,” was “a water based structure emphasizing meditative reflection and tranquillity.” Raymond and Darien enjoyed rooming in the hostel with students from other countries as well, as arranged by KEA. Raymond roomed with a Brazilian student and Darien with a student from London.

Congratulations Raymond and Darien on your outstanding participation in the KEA Charette 2014!

top: Raymond Tran (center), with his teammates just before announcement of their 1st place win
middle left: Raymond Tran with his team’s project “SOZU”
middle right: Darien Noguchi with his team’s project “H2OPIA HAVE”
bottom, left to right: Raymond Tran, Darien Noguchi and Darren Grosch