The USC Architectural Guild Charrette is a rigorous, juried design competition that invites fourth-year, fifth-year and graduate students to compete in a week-long 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 Design Charrette allows all disciplines at the USC school of architecture to form interdisciplinary teams and lead the design of a project with their own innovative perspective on the project brief. The Charrette fosters a diversity of perspectives by encouraging the inclusion of all disciplines - Landscape Architecture, Heritage Conservation, Building Science, and Architecture - to lead the design submissions. These cross-disciplinary teams demonstrate the innovation inherent in the students at the USC School of Architecture who are striving for excellence within the design profession.

Special thanks to Corgan for their generosity in sponsoring the 11th Annual USC Architectural Guild Charrette.