• Date

    Sunday, November 21 2021-Monday, November 29 2021

  • Time

    Multi-day event.

  • Location

    National Building Museum

Visit the National Building Museum to see this year's CANstruction sculptures! The theme is Children's Books and each structure will highlight a different book. 

The display is in the main hall of the museum. See the NBM website for visiting hours. 

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.