Calendar of Scheduled Charrettes and Events

May 2016
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April 25, 2016 April 26, 2016 April 27, 2016 April 28, 2016 April 29, 2016 April 30, 2016 May 1, 2016
May 2, 2016 May 3, 2016 May 4, 2016 May 5, 2016 May 6, 2016 May 7, 2016 May 8, 2016
May 9, 2016 May 10, 2016 May 11, 2016 May 12, 2016 May 13, 2016 May 14, 2016 May 15, 2016
May 16, 2016 May 17, 2016 May 18, 2016 May 19, 2016 May 20, 2016 May 21, 2016 May 22, 2016
May 23, 2016 May 24, 2016 May 25, 2016 May 26, 2016 May 27, 2016 May 28, 2016 May 29, 2016
May 30, 2016 May 31, 2016 June 1, 2016 June 2, 2016 June 3, 2016 June 4, 2016 June 5, 2016
2016 Charrette Connection Webinars

PLEASE NOTE:

The Hybrid Heat Pump Webinar has
been postponed. Please watch this website
for the future date/time of this presentation.

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Ecoabet Design Charrette 2015 for Healthy Rivers Partnership of Kansas City

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



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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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

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