The purpose of this paper is to present a recent design offer for design and realisation of a sizable housing development. The computers were significantly involved in both, making the offer, and organisation of project design phase. The story illustrates some interesting relationships between IT and certain types of design problems. The paper presents how the offer was prepared, discuss whether the computers would be beneficial in getting the design tasks done, and finally, pose the question whether such design tasks could be achieved without the help of computers. The explicit design tasks and use of the computer tools make this case of “computerised craftsmenhip” appropriate for presentation in educational environments.