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Canstruction 2015


Lego Family Design Day, Dec 2014.

Image courtesy Mike Lawrie.

2015 marks the 20th Anniversary of Canstruction Boston where Boston-area architects, engineers, contractors, designers and students attending schools of architecture, engineering, and design have participated in this event.

2015 Canstruction Boston winners:

Best meal (friend of the food bank) – Tocci Building Companies | CAN You Dig It? | 4,569 cans

Best use of labels – Gensler | The Mask | 2,832 cans

Structural ingenuity – BR+A | Feed Tamagotchi’s Heart | 5,540 cans

Juror’s favorite – The Grateful Bean(ie) | Goody Clancy | 2,905 cans

Honorable mention – Sasaki | Yes we CAN! | 7,243 cans

Director’s choice – Prellwitz Chilinski Associates | Making Strides | 4,036 cans

People’s choice – Lavallee Brensinger Architects | Join Your Favorite Duo in the Fight Against Hunger | 3,171 cans

View all of the structures on the Canstruction Boston Facebook page.

The 2015 theme is "Celebrate 20 years in Boston!"

Watch Nitsch Engineering's time-lapse construction of Celebrate CAN Times. After 20 years of Canstruction in Boston, what better way to celebrate fun times than with a little cake and bubbly?

Canstruction is a charity event and exhibition in which teams compete to display colossal sculptures made out of canned goods.

After the sculptures are dismantled, all the canned goods will be donated to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Celebrating 20 years

Windows 95, Clueless, the OJ Simpson trial, a Jagged Little Pill, the Frappacinno® and Monica Lewinsky are all products of 1995: bold, striking, unexpected, sometimes gritty, fueled by espresso and not afraid of a changing future. And in the bright dawn of the internet age (and possibly your unfortunate AOL screenname), Canstruction Boston also took its intrepid first steps, striving to make a lasting impact on the needs of Boston’s hungry. While investing your life savings into Beanie Babies® may not have worked out, our impact on Boston-area families has flourished. With your help, over the past 20 years we have delivered over 800,000 pounds of food. We could not have done this without you, the design, engineering and construction teams that weren’t afraid to go to “infinity and beyond.” So, take a bow, bust out your crop top and jelly sandals and let’s reminisce on what the last 20 years have meant to you and Boston at large.