The Department of Interior Architecture + Design began the spring semester with a department-wide charrette sponsored by Interface. A charrette is a fast-paced design challenge where students focus on solving a design problem. Over five days, students were tasked with designing a retention and rehabilitation facility for super villains. The resident villains included notable deviants such as Dr. Doom, Lady Mastermind, and the Green Goblin. The project was the brainchild of assistant professor, Steve Webber, who originated the charrette and designed the project for the last four years. The goal is for students to learn to work well with others on a project that encourages out-of-the-box thinking. Typical project requirements are cast aside and students may submit any drawings that best communicate their design. Guest lectures by criminology Ph.D. student Jamie Gajos and art therapist Dave Gussak informed the designs. The student projects are wonderfully creative and will be on display in the William Johnston Building First Floor, North Hallway until February. An awards ceremony will take place on January 30th at 12:45 in room G40 of WJB.