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Design a house and learn how you can protect the earth at the same time! Learn about solar energy, saving water, renewable building materials, and more as you design the house of your dreams! Explore creative ways to design and build your house using a variety of architectural modelling methods.

The last day to register for this camp is June 8, 2022.

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What responsibilities do architects have to their communities? How do architects work to address social injustice through their designs? Explore the design of temporary structures like the annual Serpentine Gallery pavilion or architecture that can respond to immediate needs, such as refugee housing. Explore the use of cutting-edge materials that address environmental concerns like pollution absorbing bricks and new ways of using renewable materials like cardboard and plants. Learn about the creation of inclusive landscapes while developing skills in drawing architectural plans and sections and try your hand at model-making. Use these projects to build a portfolio and demonstrate new skills and problem solving. This workshop meets on Carnegie Mellon’s campus. Students will make regular walking trips to Carnegie Museum of Art.

The last day to register for this camp is June 15, 2022

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Become an architect for animals, a designer for dolls, or a carpenter for cuddly things! From the grandeur of the Hall of Architecture to the museum’s exquisite miniatures and furniture collection, finding ideas to shape the perfect environment for your toy is easy. Go on a quest to find animals in their habitats and read stories to find more inspiration. Draw sketches, design floor plans, create models, and then build your tiny dream home. Your toys receive their very own key to their new homes on the last day of camp!

The last day to register for this camp is June 22, 2022.

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Design a dream house of the future while exploring green technologies at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Architecture. Learn how smart architecture can conserve natural resources and combine this new knowledge with design inspiration from the galleries to create an environmentally conscious home. Through the use of 3D modeling software and more, you will build new skills, unlock your creativity as a green designer, and build your architecture portfolio. This workshop meets on Carnegie Mellon’s campus and uses CMU’s digital studio. Students will make regular walking trips to Carnegie Museum of Art.

The last day to register for this camp is July 6, 2022

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If aliens built a city, what would it look like? Use your imagination and your most far-out ideas to create an urban landscape from another planet. What do your alien friends need in their city? How is it different from or similar to the world you live in on earth? Use the collection at Carnegie Museum of Art to look for interesting shapes, colors, and materials to incorporate into your design.

The last day to register for this camp is July 13, 2022

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Learn from the past and jump into the future to discover ways cities are designed with the environment in mind. Take a tour of places around Oakland and learn how art and technology are used to create sustainable buildings. Study our architecture exhibition for design inspiration. Complete challenges and work as a team to design and build a model eco-city from the ground up.

The last day to register for this camp is July 27, 2022.

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If aliens built a city, what would it look like? Use your imagination and your most far-out ideas to create an urban landscape from another planet. What do your alien friends need in their city? How is it different from or similar to the world you live in on earth? Use the collection at Carnegie Museum of Art to look for interesting shapes, colors, and materials to incorporate into your design.

The last day to register for this camp is August 3, 2022.

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