February 2—4, 2024
Langford A

About the Charrette

Join us for the 7th edition of the Harold Adams Interdisciplinary Charrette for Undergraduates—an exciting design competition that unites the School of Architecture and the School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts. This event serves as a collaborative platform, bringing together students from various disciplines to tackle real-world challenges.

Become a vital member of an interdisciplinary team comprising five students, representing disciplines such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Construction Science, and Visualization. Additionally, each team will welcome a distinguished guest from the University of Maryland, enhancing the intercollegiate dynamic.

Immerse yourself in a weekend of collaborative creativity as teams work together in person to design innovative solutions for a designated space. Throughout the event, esteemed faculty and alumni from both schools will actively participate, providing valuable critiques, offering guidance, and encouraging an interdisciplinary mindset.

Don't miss the chance to showcase your skills and compete for a share of the prize money! Join us in this unique opportunity to bridge the gap between disciplines and contribute to meaningful solutions.

Contestants will be placed on a 4-member interdisciplinary team. Over the course of one weekend, each team will work together in person to creatively develop a collaborative space.

Faculty from both schools will lend a hand, critiquing work, offering advice, and fostering an interdisciplinary approach to the competition. Teams will compete to share prizes in the amounts of $2,000 (first place), $1,250 (second place), and $750 (third place).

Sign up to participate!

If are interested in participating in the charrette, fill out the registration form. The Student Ambassador for your department will confirm your participation or let you know if there is a waiting list for your department.

If you have any questions about the event, email one of our Student Ambassadors.

Register for the Charrette

ProgramStudent AmbassadorFaculty Member
ArchitectureAngela Consuelo (angelacdc@tamu.edu)Ahmed K. Ali
Construction ScienceCarissa Cowan (caricowan@tamu.edu)Zofia Rybkowski
Landscape Architecture & Urban PlanningAhn Pham (anhpham0901@tamu.edu)Xinyue Ye
VisualizationJocilyn Lopez (Grad Student Lead) (enjoytheblessings@tamu.edu);
Spencer Bryant (spencespry@tamu.edu)
Courtney Starrett

Inspiration for the Charrette

The Harold L. Adams Interdisciplinary Charrette for Undergraduates was the brainchild of Harold L. Adams ’61, an Outstanding Alumnus of the college who has endowed interdisciplinary professorships in each of the college’s four departments. He conceived of the charrette to overcome the silo effect in academia that tends to isolate students and faculty within the sphere of their own departments, which can inhibit interdisciplinary interaction.