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Upcoming Design Charrette With FSU Mag Lab

Published September 24, 2014

Exterior View of FSU Mag Lab

The Department of Interior Architecture and Design has the unique opportunity to assist the FSU High Magnetic Field Laboratory by envisioning the redesign of the public areas of their facility. The department will be hosting a 5-day design charrette to kick-start the design process. The charrette will be a focused design intensive where approximately 25 teams of 4 students will propose design solutions for the reception area, restaurant area, meeting rooms, and the tour route of the facility utilized by academic guests as well as schoolchildren.

The charrette begins with a kick-off at the Mag Lab on September 29th where stakeholders will explain the role of the Mag Lab and students will have the opportunity to hear from architects, designers, and creators of themed environments. Students will work in groups for five days and pin up their solutions on October 3rd. Student projects will be on display at the Mag Lab and faculty and staff will judge the designs on October 17th. The work will be on display for the 20th anniversary of the Mag Lab.

Interior Design’s graduate creative problem solving class will continue working on the redesign throughout the fall semester and produce a final design solution. In addition, a multidisciplinary class taught by Walt Disney Imagineer, MK Haley, will be working on interactive exhibition concepts and prototypes. The charrette is organized by interior design faculty members Steve Webber and Tony Purvis. For more information, contact Tony at