Raymond Tran’s team won 1st-Place

IIDA-SoCal-Charette_2015_Nov-2014Architecture/Landscape/Interiors is pleased to announce that Architecture/Landscape/Interiors junior Raymond Tran’s team won 1st-Place/$10,000.00 in the SoCal IIDA’s 2015 Student Design Charette!





The Southern California Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), hosted its 2015 Student Design Charette at Tangram Interiors on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Thirty-five students collaborated within seven teams of five students each (from different schools). First and second-place winning entries/teams were selected to receive, and share, prizes of $10,000.00 and $4000.00, respectively.

Raymond’s first-place winning team will be recognized and receive their check at the Calibre Awards Gala on May 1, 2015 and will be representing the IIDA SoCal Chapter at the first IIDA West Coast Regional Design Charette which will be held in Orange County on April 11, 2015. The IIDA West Coast Regional Charette team winners will be representing the West Coast region at the National IIDA Student Design Charette on June 16, 2015 at NeoCon, Chicago, Illinois.

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors junior Darien Noguchi and senior Izzy Savage also participated. Darien and Izzy, as well as Raymond, held leadership roles and presented their team’s design to the jury.

Congratulations Raymond, Darien and Izzy on your outstanding participation and leadership in the IIDA Student Charette 2014!

top left: Raymond Tran after announcement of his team’s 1st place win
top right, left to right, 1st-place team members with their winning project, “FUSE”: Afsoon Firoozeh (California State University Northridge), Erika De La Parra (Orange Coast College),
Raymond Tran (Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Otis College of Art and Design), Eric Pelayo (The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire), and Kerry Vandermeulen (Interior Designers Institute – Orange County)
middle left, left to right, jurors announcing the winners: David Fridlund, Past President, IIDA and Principal, Wirt Design Group; Brett A. Shwery, Senior Vice President & Global Director, Strategic Accounts, HOK;
Scott Johnson, Past President, IIDA and Principal, Wolcott Architecture | Interiors; and Aram Arakelian, Founder, Environmental Contracting Corporation
middle right: Izzy Savage presenting her team’s project, “CONVERGENCE,” to the jury
bottom left, left to right: Izzy Savage, Raymond Tran, and Darien Noguchi, after the competition
bottom right: Darien Noguchi presenting his team’s project, “RADIANCE,” to the jury