Sample Charrette Rules
B. Items Allowed to be Used During Charrette
No pre-prepared, written, drawn, published, or other similar materials may be
brought into the charrette rooms at any time over the course of the charrette.
Only blank papers and materials may be brought into the rooms.
No computers or handheld devices with computer functions are allowed.
Cell phones are allowed. There are no "outside line" telephones in the charrette
rooms, although public pay phones are located nearby.
No copier machines are allowed to be brought in for the charrette. There will
be a copier machine available for use at the hotel's front desk (same floor as
charrette rooms). This is an over-the-counter facility. Copies may be billed to
the hotel's master GSA account. In the event that more than one team wishes
to use the service at the same time, a consecutive five-minute limit per team
will be enforced. Only a team member may use the copying facility and
teams are not allowed to use reproduction graphic facilities other than the
The following materials may be brought into the charrette rooms by the firms:
All supplies, paper, materials, and equipment required to develop the
design vision and to convey the design to the jury.
In addition, a variety of architectural and engineer scales, adjustable
triangles, and a metal straight edge and cutting blade for trimming paper
The firms are to bring their own parallel bars and drawing boards. Each
team charrette room will contain six 30" x 72" tables and six "banquet"
chairs. There are several electrical outlets in each room, but no extension
cords will be provided.
C. Pre-shipping of Materials
Firms may wish to ship items ahead of time for convenience. Items received
by the hotel will be placed in the charrette room area at 6:30 pm on DAY,
DATE. The delivery label for shipped items must be as follows:
General Service Administration (deliver to charrette rooms by 6:30 PM DATE)
D. Base Drawings and Materials
GSA will provide base drawings (at appropriate scales) for the charrette site.
These will include plans, elevations, and sections of existing conditions.
In addition, photographs of existing and surrounding areas will be provided
to each team.
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