The Harold L. Adams Interdisciplinary Charrette for UndergraduatesA School of Architecture Event
The School of Architecture at Texas A&M University will host a two-and-a-half day interdisciplinary charrette for undergraduates (ICU) during the weekend of February 25—27, 2022.
About the Charrette
For the fifth year in a row, the charrette will unite first- and second-year undergraduate students from each of the college's five programs (ARCH, COSC, LAUP, USAR, VIZA) to collaborate on solutions to a real-world problem.
Contestants will be placed on a 5-member interdisciplinary team. Over the course of one weekend, each team will work together in person to creatively develop a collaborative space for the five programmatic disciplines sited near Building A of the Langford Architecture Complex.
Faculty from each department 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.
|Program||Student Ambassador||Faculty Member|
|Architecture||Rob Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org)||Ahmed K. Ali|
|Construction Science||Atithi Shrestha (email@example.com)||Zofia Rybkowski|
|Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning||Amy Ma (firstname.lastname@example.org)||Xinyue Ye|
|Visualization||Jocylin Lopez (email@example.com)||Courtney Starrett|
|University Studies||BreAnn McClanahan (firstname.lastname@example.org)||N/A|
|All||N/A||Harold L. Adams|
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About 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.