2017 Theme: CANnect with Nature
Build Out: Sunday, November 19, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dates: Sunday, November 19 - Sunday, November 26, 2017
Location: National Building Museum

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.

We especially encourage visitors to stop by the National Building Museum on Friday, November 24 (Black Friday) to view the sculptures and vote for their favorite one by bringing a canned good donation. Please join us in this Black Friday activity as an alternative to the excesses of shopping on the day after Thanksgiving.

In addition, please join us for our Family Afternoon on Saturday, November 25th for a chance to engineer your own can-tastic creations!

Sponsored by: BluEdge, Giant, National Building Museum, TW Perry

Organized by: The Washington Architectural Foundation and the Capital Area Food Bank

2016 Winners

The 2016 movie-themed sculptures collected a total of 71,801 pounds of food plus $6221 in “votes” for the Capital Area Food Bank. That totals 75,386 meals, 5,786 more meals than in 2014!