February 3—5, 2023
Langford A

About the Charrette

After five years as a charrette to unite first- and second-year undergraduate students from each program in the College of Architecture, the sixth iteration of the Harold Adams Interdisciplinary Charrette for Undergraduates will be the first to bridge the two new schools: the School of Architecture and the School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts to collaborate on solutions to a real-world problem. Also new this year the competition will expand to include a section for third- and fourth-year undergraduate students from the Architecture, Landscape and Urban Planning, Construction Science, and Visualization programs.

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
ArchitectureMaria Padilla (fer_pagu@tamu.edu);
Ainsley Littlefield
Ahmed K. Ali
Construction ScienceAtithi Shrestha (atithi@tamu.edu);
Tyler Keeton
Zofia Rybkowski
Landscape Architecture & Urban PlanningAhn Pham (anhpham0901@tamu.edu);
Leo LeFebre
Xinyue Ye
VisualizationJocilyn Lopez (lead) (enjoytheblessings@tamu.edu);
Spencer Bryant
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.