February 25—27, 2022
Langford A

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).

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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.

ProgramStudent AmbassadorFaculty Member
ArchitectureRob Williams (robertwtx1@tamu.edu)Ahmed K. Ali
Construction ScienceAtithi Shrestha (atithi@tamu.edu)Zofia Rybkowski
Landscape Architecture & Urban PlanningAmy Ma (amm7@tamu.edu)Xinyue Ye
VisualizationJocylin Lopez (enjoytheblessings@tamu.edu)Courtney Starrett
University StudiesBreAnn McClanahan (bremichelle_88@tamu.edu)N/A
AllN/AHarold 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.


ICU Faculty Committee

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Ahmed K. Ali

Associate Professor // Associate Department Head for Professional Programs // Harold L. Adams Endowed Professor of Architecture

979.862.5863 Email Ahmed K. Ali
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Zofia K. Rybkowski

Associate Professor, Holder of the Harold Adams Interdisciplinary Professorship in Construction Science

979.845.4354 Email Zofia K. Rybkowski
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Xinyue Ye

Harold L. Adams Endowed Associate Professor of Urban Planning; Associate Director of Center for Housing and Urban Development

419.494.7825 Email Xinyue Ye