CANstruction 2011 - Capital Area Food Bank
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CANstruction 2011

By Molly McGlinchy September 27, 2011

The results are in for the Washington Architectural Foundation’s 2011 CANstruction!

2011 CANstuction Awards:

Jurors’ Favorite: Leo A Daly

Structural Ingenuity: HDR

Best Meal: David M Schwarz Architects

Best Use of Labels: AECOM

Honorable Mention: Hartman-Cox Architects

Honorable Mention: Wiencek + Associates, Architects + Planners

People’s Choice: Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

(To view the winning CANstructions, click here.)

And what a year it was! The 19 participating teams braved Hurricane Irene on August 27th to construct the remarkable and creative structures made entirely from canned goods. This annual design competition gives a new meaning to playing with your food!

For the first time, CANstruction was held at the National Building Museum. The public was invited to watch as the teams worked together to create the structures they had envisioned, can by can.  Did you miss it? Click here to watch the build out in less than three minutes!

Over the course of a week, the public was able to vote for their favorite CAN-structure by placing a nonperishable food donation into one of the 19 Capital Area Food Bank collection boxes, placed in front of each structure. This year, the public was also able to vote online by making a donation to the Capital Area Food Bank.  

After the official judging was complete, the teams dismantled their designs. All canned goods were donated to the Capital Area Food Bank. In total, we received over 47,000 pounds of food and just over $4,000 in online donations. This incredible donation will allow us to provide nearly 49,000 meals to children, seniors and families at risk of hunger in our community.

Thank you to all 19 firms that participated in the much anticipated CANstruction.

URS Corporation


Robert Silman Associates

EYP Architecture and Engineering



Rippeteau Architects, PC


Wiencek + Associates



GPI/ Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

Cannon Design


MV + A Architects

Stantec Architecture Inc.


HDR Architecture

David M. Schwarz Architects

We are so thankful for your support!


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