Strategies for Selecting
the Lead Designer and the Design Excellence A/E Team
Sample Charrette Rules
B. All program functions are to be shown as monolithic space blocks except as
subdivided in the program. The courtroom block must show the relationship
between the courtroom and the ancillary functions.
C. All public, secured, restricted, and service circulation between the space
blocks must be shown. The submissions must show the full route for each
system from point of origin to final destination.
D. Lobby must show location of the security checkpoint including queuing area.
E. All material shall be securely mounted on four 30" x 40" boards supplied by
GSA. Drawings are permitted to extend from one board to another if
necessary or desired. All boards are to be oriented identically. Submission of
models is not allowed, although two-dimensional representations of models
may be affixed to boards.
F. A 1" x 30" title block, supplied by GSA, is to be affixed at an edge of each
board. Competitors are to fill in "drawing ___of ___ " in each title block. This
will serve to indicate the team's preferred arrangement of the boards to the
G. Do not indicate authorship on the presentation surfaces. The lead designer-
A/E team is to be identified in the GSA supplied sealed envelope attached
securely to the back of one of the boards.
H. Explanatory narrative, notes and diagrams should be incorporated on the
board surfaces, not separately. Any narrative should be minimal and concise
but sufficient for a reviewer to understand the fundamental principles of the
concept and vision.
8. Additional Charrette Rules
Each team can be composed of up to four individual members. The lead
designer must be one of the four, and no substitutions may be made for any
team member over the course of the charrette day. All four people must be
part of the proposed design team, although with the exception of the lead
designer, they need not be the same individuals appearing at the lead
designer-A/E team's interview. Team members may include consultants
proposed for the project.
All team members are required to be present at the charrette location
beginning at the 7:30 am orientation meeting through the charrette
completion at 7:00 pm. No team member is to leave the charrette location
until after completion of the competition, and no one other than team
members may be in the charrette area during charrette hours.
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