Strategies for Selecting
the Lead Designer and the Design Excellence A/E Team
Sample Charrette Rules
Each team will receive four 30" x 40" foam core boards for mounting
submission drawings. An additional foam core board will be provided for use
as a cutting surface. Teams are not required to use all four boards in their
final submission. Method and materials for mounting on the boards are the
responsibility of the teams.
The charrette will be in English measurement (not metric).
Teams may work in model form over the course of the day. However,
three-dimensional models may not be part of the final submission.
9. Evaluation Criteria
The jury will judge the submissions according to the following criteria:
Relationship to Context (25%)
Architectural Strategy and Image (40%)
Sustainable Design (10%)
Note: The evaluation weighting percentages given above are general guidelines for the
jury. Consistent with the stated goals, design criteria, and programmatic requirements
for the charrette, the jury reserves the right to vary these weights.
10. Ranking and Report to the Jury
The jury selected by GSA will convene on DAY, DATE to review the competitor's
submissions. After evaluating and discussing the respective schemes/visions, and
based on the general evaluation criteria, the jury will rank each submission.
The chair of the jury and the professional advisor will deliver an oral report on these
findings to the GSA A/E Evaluation Board. This report will discuss the jury's findings,
conclusions, and recommendations. A final determination by the GSA Selection
Authority of the preferred lead designer-A/E team is expected by MONTH.
Each team participating in and completing the charrette shall receive a fee for services
of AMOUNT. Further information regarding this will be available from GSA.
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