the day immediately following completion of the team interviews. Each lead designer-
A/E team is compensated for participating in the charrette, and project funds must be
allocated for this purpose.
The option to convene a charrette is determined before the project is first announced in
FedBizOpps. A charrette requires advance planning and coordination with the Office of
the Chief Architect Center for Design Excellence and the Arts. What follows is a summary
of critical elements in the charrette process.
PROFESSIONAL ADVI SO R A N D TH E CH A RR ET T E J URY
The charrette is sponsored by the Office of the Chief Architect and is run by a professional
advisor in conjunction with, but independent of, the lead designer-A/E team interviews.
The services of a professional advisor are contracted and paid for by the Office of the
Chief Architect. Having a professional advisor is a mandatory element of the charrette
p rocess. This individual is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the charrette.
Specific duties include:
Developing and advising on documents for the charrette process including announcements,
rules, instructions, pro g ram information, and reports.
Ensuring the integrity of the process and managing the charrette so all lead designer-
A/E teams receive fair and equitable treatment.
These duties require that the professional advisor be capable of approaching the charrette
objectively with everyone's welfare in mind. The advisor must have no personal or financial
interest in the project.
The Professional Advisor must be compensated for his or her services. The amount of
compensation will vary in accordance with the work required.