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2019 IIDA RMC Western Regional Student Design Charette Local Qualifier
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM Denver
Date: February 23, 2019 to February 23, 2019
Where: Denver, 7808 Cherry Creek South Drive Unit 111, Denver, Colorado, United States, 80231
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LOCAL EVENT INFORMATION MUST REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 10TH!   There will be no registration at the door. LOCAL EVENT COST  Members:  $10.00  Non-members: $20.00  ADDITIONAL INFO Gas cards will be provided for those with three or more passengers. Location TBD WHAT IS A CHARETTE? Simply put, a charette is an intense design exercise within a set (and often all too short) period of time. A derivative of the French word for ‘cart', the term refers to a time when students of the école des Beaux-Arts would be so committed to their final projects that they would work feverishly on the final touches  until a ‘cart' came around to collect them. Some students would even climb up onto the cart and continue to put the finishing touches on their work as it was wheeled around the studio!  Charettes have since evolved to include sessions of ideation amongst teams. In the workplace, they are often used to kick-off and invigorate the schematic design phase. This collaborative setting allows for the free flow of thought between designers, where ideas build upon each other until a fitting concept or design solution is found.For this event, which is the "Local Level" charette, students from all over the Rocky Mountain chapter will be randomly placed into teams, and given a design problem, complete with client profile, program, floorplans, elevations, etc.  After about 8 hours of work (including 1 hour for lunch), "pencils down" will be called, and each team will present their solution to a panel of expert judges.  Winners will be announced the same day.  The winning team will be given an all-expenses-paid trip to Denver Colorado and an opportunity to compete at the Regional Level!  If you like to think positively and plan ahead, mark your calendar for a trip to Denver Friday, April 5th - Sunday, April 7th.