Register for CANstruction 2021! 

The build will take place at the National Building Museum November 21 - 29. The theme of the build will be Children's Books.
Sign up here by August 27th!

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The teams have six hours to build their sculptures.

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. 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.
Questions? Contact Sinclaire Erdwien at

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