Architectural Design with Minecraft


  • Georgia Institute of Technology College of Design 245 4th Street Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30313 United States

Architectural Design with Minecraft

For young designers ages 8-12

Want to be an architect? Love playing Minecraft? Bring these two passions together for a week by enrolling in this camp held at the Georgia Tech College of Design.

On day 1, camper architects will be commissioned to design a building on the Georgia Tech campus. They’ll learn how the building will function, study the site, and work collaboratively to brainstorm ideas for a building that fulfills needs and responds to its environment.

Then, using Minecraft and TinkerCAD, a computer-aided design program, they’ll work on teams to bring the building to life. They’ll design its exterior appearance, as well as its interior features. They’ll use Minecraft’s Redstone functionality to provide power and light as needed. They’ll be challenged to consider a wide variety of variables such as aesthetics, sustainability, construction materials, and user experience as they build. Campers will also learn how to export their buildings from Minecraft to be 3D printed as study and presentation models.

At the end of the week, campers will present the buildings they’ve designed to parents and subject experts who will ask questions and provide feedback.

In this week, campers will be introduced to design thinking, architectural design, and the engineering design processes. They will come to understand how science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics all play a crucial part in designing a building.

Campers will:

  • Develop skills in Computer Aided Design (CAD)

  • Learn to use Minecraft as a design tool

  • Use a CAD program to create simple solids and complex figures

  • Be introduced to 3D printing

  • Build empathy through understanding user needs

  • Develop design and engineering skills

  • Build skills to improve collaboration in teams

  • Develop and exhibit creativity and innovation through their respective designs

This is a week long camp that runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. This camp is being held at Georgia Tech's College of Design, 245 4th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

MODA Members: $445 / Non-Members: $495

Please note: Camp member discounts apply only to MODA Family Membership levels and above.

Please note: Based on demand, all programs may not be available all weeks. Should the program you request not meet a minimum enrollment, you will be contacted at least a month before your camp session. Should campMODA need a food allergy action plan for your camper, please contact the camp administrator by calling 404.856.5962 or emailing campMODA@museumofdesign.org.

Campers with learning differences and behavioral needs are welcome at campMODA! We do ask that you please call Blair Banks at 404.979.6455 so that we can have a conversation and discuss your camper’s unique potential, and how to best celebrate their strengths and accommodate their challenges.

Based on demand, campMODA sessions may not be available all weeks. Should the camp you request not meet a minimum enrollment, you will be contacted at least a month before your camp session. Once campMODA confirms your camper's enrollment:

  • Registrations that are cancelled 2 weeks prior to the start of the session will result in a refund of the amount paid minus the $100 non-refundable registration fee (Amount paid - $100 non-refundable registration fee = Refund).
  • No refunds will be available for cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the session. 
  • If you have any last minute emergencies, do not hesitate to contact MODA's Education Coordinator, Blair Banks at bbanks@museumofdesign.org or 404.979.6455 so that we can discuss the best options for you and your camper.