Raphael Ogoe (rafogoe) is a Ghanaian American Architect, Artist and designer. Born in Accra (the capital city of Ghana), where his interest for art and design was developed at an early age. Despite constant pressures from teachers to pursue science and math, he stuck to his passion and continue his training in visual arts.
He received his Bachelor of Architecture and Masters in Project Management from the New Jersey Institution of Technology where his senior comprehensive architectural project received notable recognition.
Prior to starting his own practice, he trained under world renowned architect Robert A. M. Stern Architects and subsequently worked with some top-tier architectural firms such as Grimshaw Architects and Peter Pennoyer Architects. Raphael Ogoe maintains a duel career as an architect and artist.
His work extends globally and includes projects such as: the Museum of American Revolution, Philadelphia PA; New Residential Colleges at Yale, New Haven CT; Expo 2020 Sustainability Pavilion in Dubai, EAU; JFK Airport Master Planning, New York; Xi-Tan Di Residential Development, China; Museum of Black Civilization, Senegal and other commercial developments and private residences in Nigeria and Ghana.
Raphael’s sketch renderings, graphic design, digital modeling work has been featured in the Architectural Record and Architect Newspaper. He has also been profiled in publications including Omenka Magazine, Flash Africa Magazine and the Ghanaian Spectator .
Raphael is very passionate about inspiring and improving the lives of the youth in Africa, by means of art and design exhibitions. His desire is to elevate art appreciation throughout his home country, Ghana.
He currently lives in New Jersey and works mostly in New York and Accra.