CANstruction 2019

2019 Theme: The 1980s
Build Out: Sunday, November 24
Dates: Sunday, November 24 - Monday, December 2, 2019
Locations: AIA National & Columbia Square

Canstruction is a nationwide program that aims to raise awareness about hunger. In DC, Canstruction is organized by the Washington Architectural Foundation as a creative design-build competition that benefits the Capital Area Food Bank through donations of canned goods. This year's theme, the 1980s, is in honor of the CAFB celebrating 40 years of service to the DC area. Teams from architecture and design firms from Washington, DC use their skills to build sculptures out of cans of food. The nutritious shelf-stable food is donated to the CAFB for distribution to those in need after the event.

Thank you to everyone for participating! The award winners are listed here. You can see all of the sculptures in the photo gallery here.

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2018 CANstruction Awards

This program is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.