Students from the Washington, D.C. area’s six collegiate architecture programs participate in a day-long design challenge on Sunday, September 17, during which they are tasked with providing a creative solution that addresses real-world architecture, planning, and landscape design. Teams receive the design brief that morning and must present a final project by the end of the Design Charrette. A jury selects a winning team to be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, September 19.

Students come from The Catholic University of America, Howard University, University of the District of Columbia, Virginia Tech Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, Morgan State University, and University of Maryland. The jury is led by David Greenbaum, FAIA, vice president, SmithGroupJJR, and includes Stephen Nutt, FAIA, NCARB, CAE, senior architect and advisor to the CEO, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), as well as other industry professionals.

This program is generously supported by NCARB. Student participants will be invited to earn credit towards the Architectural Experience Program (AXP), as well as establish an NCARB Record—both key steps on the path to earning their license to practice architecture.

National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 2001

The Design Charrette takes place on Sunday, September 17 from 9 am to 5 pm in the Great Hall. The winning team is announced at an Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, September 19 from 5 to 6 pm, in advance of the Museum’s Spotlight on Design lecture with SmithGroupJJR.

Both are free, drop in programs.