THE CHARETTE PROCESS
In 1999, the Forest Service held a series of design
charettes (workshops) across the Nation.
These discussions and drawing sessions included
the participation of members of the Forest Service,
other Federal agencies, academics, and a team
of consultants. By profession, participants
included architects, engineers, landscape architects,
historians, writers, archeologists, recreation
and facility managers, field technicians, and
The charettes identified the following influences and
responses for each province:
• Ecological influences.
• Cultural influences.
• Economic influences.
• Architectural response to the influences of
ecology, culture, and economics.
• Suitable architectural character types for the province.
These influences and detailed recommendations for architectural responses are discussed in part 2.