CANstruction 2023

Benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank, Canstruction DC returns November 19 – 27, 2023 to the National Building Museum.

Organized by the Washington Architectural Foundation, this nationwide, creative design-build competition will bring together local architecture and design firms in Washington, DC to raise awareness around food insecurity.

Crafted entirely of unopened, canned food, teams are challenged to create unique sculptures centering this year’s theme, “You CAN make a difference at home”. 

A panel of judges will select standout entries in several categories. Members of the public will also have an opportunity to vote on their favorite design.

At the end of the competition, structures will be dismantled, and all canned food will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank.

Stay tuned for details on how to vote for your favorite!

Click here to donate to the Washington Architectural Foundation

Click here to check out last year’s winners.

If you have an architectural or design firm that would be interested in participating, please contact Ivan Jerome for more information.