CANstruction 2019 Winners


Thank you to all the teams who participated in this year's CANstruction! We had a record number of teams compete - 31! You can see all of the sculptures in the photo gallery.

We tremendously appreciate the generosity of our sponsoring firms, volunteers, and visitors who donated. In all, over 82,000 cans of food were donated to the Capital Area Food Bank

Our 2019 theme, the 1980s, was a hit, with the ingenuity of Washington's architecture community on full display. 

John Peavey, PE - Director, Building Science Division at Home Innovation Research Labs
Denise Liebowitz, AIA - Writer, ArchitectureDC Magazine
Michael Armstrong - President, NCARB

Special thanks to Ron Ngaim for photographing the sculptures.

Best Original Design/Juror's Favorite
CANspector Gadget - “Go, Go, Gadget—STOP HUNGER!!”
WDG Architecture

Best Original Design/Juror's Favorite
TOP GUN: We feel the need - the need to feed!
Cooper Carry/SK&A Group/GHT Limited

Best Original Design/Juror's Favorite
Major Tom to Ground CANtrol
Hord Coplan Macht

Best Meal
Music on the Move - The Sony WalkCAN
DLR Group

Best Use of Labels
New Coke: Hunger is DisCANtinued!
Barnes Vanze Architects

Honorable Mention for Best Use of Labels
“CAN You Solve a Rubik’s Cube?”
Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger

Structural Ingenuity
Smurfingly Healthy House!

Honorable Mention for Structural Ingenuity
Rock 'N' Sock Hunger
HITT Contracting/HYL Architecture

Most Cans
Who You Gonna Call…CANbusters!
Michael Baker International

People's Choice
New Coke: Hunger is DisCANtinued!
Barnes Vanze Architects

Best Expression of the Theme
Let's Take a Byte Out of Hunger: The Original MacIntosh Computer
Fairfax County DPWES

Honorable Mention for Best Expression of the Theme
Pear Down that Wall!

Honorable Mention for Best Expression of the Theme
I Want My MTV Dinner!

Best in 'Shoe'
I Believe I CAN...

Best Use of Humor
Rick Roll'd: Never Gonna Run Around and Dessert You

Best Use of Cute
Care Bears: Sharing is Caring
EYP Architecture and Engineering