The USC Architectural Guild Charrette is a rigorous, juried design competition that invites fourth-year, fifth-year and graduate students to compete in a one-day charrette. The competition was developed as a way to put the students’ classroom skills to the test and help them develop the tools necessary to articulate concepts during client meetings.
The USC Architectural Guild, with generous support from the Jack A. and Marilyn M. Zuber Charitable Trust, hosted its eighth annual Design Charrette on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Eighteen teams of three comprised of fourth-year, fifth-year and graduate students were given seven hours to prepare entries for presentation to a renowned jury comprised of:
- Christopher Hawthorne, Chief Design Officer, City of Los Angeles;
- David Martin, USC Architecture alumnus and founder of MADWORKSHOP;
- Thom Mayne, USC Architecture alumnus and founding principal of Morphosis; and
- Doris Sung, Associate Professor, USC School of Architecture; Founder/Architect, DOSU Studio Architecture.
Design Charrette Winners
First Place: Jiawei Ji, Mingyue Ge, and Qingyu Zhu – $15,000
Second Place: Xiaohan He, Manyan Qian, and Qiyu Miao – $10,000
Third Place: Lingyu Huang, Gonghao Liu, and Haoren Xu – $5,000