Calendar of Scheduled Charrettes and Events

August 2015
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July 27, 2015 July 28, 2015 July 29, 2015 July 30, 2015 July 31, 2015 August 1, 2015 August 2, 2015
August 3, 2015 August 4, 2015 August 5, 2015 August 6, 2015 August 7, 2015 August 8, 2015 August 9, 2015
August 10, 2015 August 11, 2015 August 12, 2015 August 13, 2015 August 14, 2015 August 15, 2015 August 16, 2015
August 17, 2015 August 18, 2015 August 19, 2015 August 20, 2015 August 21, 2015 August 22, 2015 August 23, 2015
August 24, 2015 August 25, 2015 August 26, 2015 August 27, 2015 August 28, 2015 August 29, 2015 August 30, 2015
August 31, 2015 September 1, 2015 September 2, 2015 September 3, 2015 September 4, 2015 September 5, 2015 September 6, 2015

First of all you may ask: What is a "Design Charrette"?

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Ecoabet Design Charrette 2015 for Healthy Rivers Partnership of Kansas City

Put simply, a Design Charrette or 'charrette' is a meeting or group session where interested parties and accredited professionals can gather to focus on a project or defined set of projects. Origins of the term  'charrette' can be found online from several reliable sources. (Note: Charrette is sometimes spelled 'Charette' or Charrete')

Here are two reference links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charrette and http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/charrette

As you can see, the origins of the term 'charrette' go back into ancient history and yet the viability of charrettes used in today's projects cannot be denied. It is a fact that architectural and engineering firms have long utilized Design Charrettes to help describe and define the attributes of a project by forming "Integrated Design Teams". These teams typically consist of a lead architect or engineer, the project owner and others authorized to formulate strategies and guide decisions toward a better final product.

In other words, design charrettes have been utilized successfully for many decades to help create and construct some of the most beautiful and sustainable/green projects in the world including buildings, cities, bridges, homes, lodges, etc. The list could go on forever because the use of charrettes can benefit any project in achieving a better outcome, no matter how big or small.

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Projects and Design Charrettes Currently Underway Shown Below:

KEM Studio Home Design Submitted for KC-Based Make It Right Foundation Project

The Manheim House is a modern interpretation of an airplane bungalow defined by a simple roofline that appropriately distinguishes the home within the neighborhood. – Brad Satterwhite

DRAW Architects Home Design Submitted for KC-Based Make It Right Foundation Project

These houses will not only strengthen this community and improve the quality of life for the families who inhabit them, they will pave the road forward for a new model of housing – Dominique Davison

BNIM Home Design Submitted for KC-Based Make It Right Foundation Project

This project is urban acupuncture and it redefines urban redevelopment. As residents soon claim their new homes the legacy will become the development of human capital by design. – Bob Berkebile

Hope Leadership House Retrofit Project – Kansas City

The Hope Center Leadership House Project is transforming an older, large home located on Center property into a place where youth can stay and flourish. More information about this unique residential retrofit project will be posted on DesignCharrette.com.

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