The Society for Design Administration holds the CANstruction competition each fall to raise food and hunger awareness. The food drive is a design/build competition in which professional engineers and architects create a structure out of canned food to be donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank. Judging of the structures is based on structural ingenuity and aesthetic impressiveness. Additional information may be found at www.canstruction.org.
2009 was our first year participating in CANstruction. Our sculpture, “Beantown Pineapple,” advanced to the national competition for the “healthiest meal” category. This year our "CANfootball" sculpture successfully donated 3,360 cans to the Greater Boston FoodBank. The structure includes a football on a tee in front of a field goal. We drew our inspiration from the simplicity of the shape and colors of a football and the challenge in structural stability.
See pictures of our 2012 CANstruction "CANfootball" sculpture below:
Lead designers: Conor Murphy and Stephanie Burger
Last year our group donated about 2,490 cans to the food bank while building our sculpture of the Costa Rican Red-Eyed Tree Frog, which was awarded Honorable Mention.
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