RULES AND THE D ESIGN PRO GRAM
The professional advisor, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Architect, is responsible
for preparing written "rules" for the charrette. This includes an ove rview of the process,
the schedule, submission requirements, maximum number of people on each team,
a l l owable materials, and a summary of the evaluation criteria.
The advisor also prepares the charrette program. This is a written document with information
on the site (which is never the actual project site), functional requirements including brief
descriptions of their use and square footage, adjacency requirements, and any special
considerations related to such elements as image and security.
Working with the Office of the Chief Architect, the professional advisor determines the
location for the charrette. The GSA region covers general expenses related to holding
the charrette (work rooms for each team and related support including the provision of
b o a rds for the mounting of each lead designer-A/E team's final submission) and each
team covers its own tra vel and lodging expenses.
To respond to questions, the Office of the Chief Architect will host a conference call prior
to the charrette with the lead designer-A/E teams and the professional advisor.
When the charrette is ove r, the professional advisor and the contracting officer collect
and store the schemes for the jury review the next day.
Examples of both the charrette rules and a charrette pro g ram are in the Resources and
Sample Documents section of this chapter.