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Tiny House: Student Design Charrette

In an effort to foster interdisciplinary collaboration at Temple, the university hosted a student design charrette on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Thirty-five students from 18 different disciplines came out to participate in this one-day event.

The objective of the competition was to design a sustainable tiny house that will be sited at Temple Community Garden (TCG) located at Broad and Diamond. Each interdisciplinary team consisted of five students. Mentors and TCG representatives were available during the charrette to address questions. The design concept and deliverables were judged by a multidisciplinary jury and cash prizes awarded to first and second place teams. Click to view Charrette Competition Rules and TCG Existing Photo Site Map.


Our Tiny House Student Design Charrette was featured all across Temple University’s media platforms.
TUTV Coverage: Office of Sustainability Design Contest
Winning Designs

Winning Designs

The winning designs were selected by a jury.

First Place Winner: Team 6

Second Place Winner: Team 7

Team Designs

We were impressed with all of the hard work that went into the designs.

Take a look at all submissions:


The Office of Sustainability would like to thank the following individuals whose help made this charrette possible:

Sally Harrison, Associate Professor, Architecture
Timothy McDonald, Associate Professor, Architecture
Kate Benisek, Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture
Kurt Bresser, Temple University Energy Manager
Phillip Adams, local artist

Alex Dews, Executive Director, DVGBC
Katherine Gajewski, Director, Philadelphia Office of Sustainability
Jacek Ghosh, Director of Sustainability Education, Temple University
Sandra Vogel, President, Temple Community Garden

Temple Community Garden
Sandra Vogel, President
Elliot Wilson, Events Coordinator

We also thank Tyler Architecture for the use of their facilities, Paul Gluck and Phil Dupont from the Klein College of Media and Communication, and all the students who came out on a Saturday to participate!

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