CANstruction 2019

  • Date

    Monday, November 25 2019 to Sunday, December 1 2019

  • Time

    Multi-day event.

  • Location

    Multiple Locations

Join the Washington Architectural Foundation at the Columbia Square Building and AIA National Headquarters to see the build-out for CANstruction 2019!

2019 Theme: The 1980s

Build Out: Sunday, November 24

Exhibition: Monday, November 25 - Friday, November 29, 2019 (See below for public viewing hours)

Columbia Square
555 13th Street NW
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 6:00am - 6:00pm

AIA National Headquarters
1735 New York Ave NW
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 8:00am - 5:30pm

DeCANstruction: Monday, December 2nd and Tuesday, December 3rd


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 Capital Area Food Bank for distribution to those in need after the event.

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