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campMODA - Architectural Design with Minecraft


  • Georgia Tech College of Design 245 4th Street Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30318 United States (map)
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Architectural Design with Minecraft

For Rising 5th to 9th Graders

Want to be an architect? Love playing Minecraft? Bring these two passions together with MODA’s Architectural Design with Minecraft camp.

Camper architects will be commissioned to design a building on the the Georgia Tech campus. They’ll learn how the building will function, study the site, and work collaboratively to brainstorm ideas for a structure that fulfills needs and responds to its environment. They’ll also learn and follow basic architectural design processes used to create a future-forward, human-centered structure.

Throughout the week, campers will visit various buildings on the Georgia Tech campus learning about influential styles of architecture, as well as key architectural elements and practices. They’ll also practice the basics of technical drawing as they sketch buildings on the campus.

Then, using computer-aided design programs — Minecraft, SketchUp, and Tinkercad — campers will work in teams to design a building and bring it to life. As they build, they’ll be challenged to consider a wide variety of variables such as aesthetics, sustainability, construction materials, and user experience.. They’ll design the building’s exterior appearance, as well as its interior features, and use Minecraft’s Redstone functionality to provide power and light.

Campers will:

  • Develop skills in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) programs

  • Learn about and practice technical sketching

  • Learn to use Minecraft as a design tool

  • Use CAD programs to create simple solids and complex figures

  • Be introduced to 3D printing

  • Improve 3D printing skills

  • 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

  • Learn how to create design briefs and present them to a client

  • Develop programming skills

Date and Location

This is a week long camp for rising 5th to 9th grade students that runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. This camp is being held at Georgia Tech's College of Design, 245 4th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332.

Tuition

  • SALE: Member Price -$371 - reflects 20% discount off original price

  • SALE: Non-Member Price - $396 - reflects 20% discount off original price

Camp member discounts apply only to MODA Sustaining Membership levels beginning at $8/month or $96/year and above. For more information about memberships or to join, visit museumofdesign.org/membership/ or contact membership@museumofdesign.org.

Exemption Notice

This program is not licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and is not required to be licensed. Bright from the Start does not regulate or routinely inspect this program. For additional information, go to www.decal.ga.gov or call 404.657.5562

Minimum Enrollment

Should the program you request not meet a minimum enrollment, you will be contacted at least one month prior to the start of your camp session.

Food Allergies

Should campMODA need a food allergy action plan for your camper, please contact the camp administrator at campMODA@museumofdesign.org.

Special Needs

Campers with learning differences and behavioral needs are welcome at campMODA! Please contact 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.

Cancellations and Refunds

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 at campMODA@museumofdesign.org or 404.979.6455 so that we can discuss the best options for you and your camper.