Unlike other programs that only learn about architecture and design within a single climate zone, Ryerson and UNLV were able to leverage the charette as a platform to learn about the regional differences in construction practice, sustainable design strategies, and biomimetic approaches.
It should be emphasized that all the work presented from the charette was done in large groups of seven students with relatively little familiarity with the design challenge. Aside from the logistics and organizational behaviour issues that precipitate entropy and prolonged design decision making, the extremely limited time constraints created an interesting challenge for the students. Fortunately the students were able to develop a good starting point for their designs during the charette. The subsequent resolution executed by individual students at Ryerson kept the same rigor as they were only given 40 hours to reassess their design responses to the critical feedback from the charette at UNLV.
Once again, this is a sample of the material from the initial charette concept except in an arid condition:
Samples of Razmig's Design:
Samples of Marcella's Design:
Samples of Jessica's Design: