CANgratulations CANstruction 2016!

Winners were announced Monday, November 28 at the National Building Museum before the sculptures were deCANstructed. Congratulations to all of the teams who participated for collecting a total of 71,801 pounds of food plus $6,221 in “votes” for the Capital Area Food Bank! See photos and descriptions of all of the projects in our Facebook Album. Thank you to our judges and our generous sponsors for supporting CANstruction, we couldn't have done it without you! 

Juror’s Favorite/Best in Show
Fed Up with Hunger – Dewberry/HITT Contracting

Structural Ingenuity
SHARK NANA – Page/

Best Use of Labels
Jurassic Park: Now its hunger's turn to go extinct – Hartman-Cox Architects

Best Meal
Life is Like a Bowl of Gumbo – Lee & McShane PC

Best Expression of the Theme
Get Reel about ending hunger – Fentress Architects/Balfour Beatty Construction

Most Cans
Catch me if you can – SK+I Architecture

Can-do Award: Making Do with a Very Stressful Delivery
BatCAN vs SuperCAN – AECOM

Honorable Mention/Best Use of DC Architectural Trivia
Sharknado 3.1 – MV&A

Honorable Mention/Best Interpretation of Classic Movie
Toto, I've a feeling we aren't in CANsas anymore – SmithgroupJJR/DPR Construction

Honorable Mention/Best Digital Photo Transformation
20th CAN-tury Fox – Grimm + Parker Architects

Honorable Mention/Most Elegant Solution
AmeriCAN Beauty – The JBG Companies & Hord Coplan Macht Architects

Honorable Mention/Crowd Pleaser
Ti-CAN-ic; turning the tide on hunger – Barnes Vanze Architects

People’s Choice Award
SHARK NANA – Page/

Canstruction aims to raise awareness about hunger in DC. CanstructionDC is a creative design-build competition that benefits the Capital Area Food Bank through donations of canned goods. Through this year's theme of movie night we raised a total of 75,386 meals (5,786 more than in 2015!) that were donated to the Capital Area Food Bank. 

2016 Judges (pictured from left to right) 
Paul Weiner, Senior Design Executive, Grand Cuisine
Gwen Berlekamp, Managing Director, AIA Component Resources & Collaboration and former executive director of AIA Columbus
​Tom Mayes, Vice President and Senior Counsel at National Trust for Historic Preservation

Organized by: Washington Architectural Foundation

Sponsored by: BluEdge, National Building Museum, Safeway, TW Perry