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[shuh-ret] /ʃəˈrɛt/
a final, intensive effort to finish a project, especially an architectural design project, before a deadline.
Origin of charrette
1965-70; < French: cart, Old French, equivalent to char chariot, wagon (see car1) + -ette -ette, from the idea of speed of wheels Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The best way to achieve the steps above is through a high-performance charrette.
  • The planning charrette should be done during the development of the building program and prior to hiring a design firm.
  • The highlight of the conference was a design charrette.
  • The process began with an eco-charrette to establish the sustainable goals for the building.

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