Calendar of Scheduled Charrettes and Events

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

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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