Duan Tran

Dezeen Awards 2021 judge Duan Tran

Architect and Ohio native Duan Tran is partner of California-based KAA Design Group.

Tran considers his vision and leadership extend to both management and project design. He also maintains a leading presence on all aspects of design for many of the firm’s most notable projects and discerning clients.

Several of Tran's projects have been recognised by the AIA, as well as having been featured in several regional, national, and international publications including Architectural Digest, Luxe, and the Robb Report.

He received his undergraduate degree from Miami University, and graduate degrees in both architecture and historic preservation from the University of Southern California. Prior to joining KAA Design, Duan’s professional career included several distinguished residential and hospitality firms in both Ohio and Washington DC.

Tran is a licensed architect and member of the AIA. He is also a member of the Leaders of Design Council, the board of directors for A+D Museum in Los Angeles, and advisory board for Miami University's College of Creative Arts. He has also been invited to serve on several academic design juries, as well as a guest panelist for several design and industry media events.



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