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February 22nd — March 2nd, 2014

University Center


Special thanks to our Generous Sponsor:

Canstruction began in 1992 in New York City as a way make a difference in the fight against hunger one can at a time. Canstruction brings together the design and construction communities in friendly competition to improve the lives of those who are struggling with hunger. Canstruction is now one of the largest contributors to food banks world-wide raising over 17.2 million pounds of food since its beginnings.

Anchorage’s design and construction community have been participating in Canstruction since 2008. Canstruction is hosted at University Center each Spring at a time when Food Bank of Alaska’s pantry is often bare. Teams of architects, engineers, construction professionals and students mentored by these professionals compete to design and build a structure entirely out of canned food. It takes months to plan and thousands of cans to build each structure.

This will be our biggest Canstruction ever with eleven local teams participating. The theme is “Once Upon A Time: inside a book anything CAN happen.” A panel of judges hands out awards based on design and the use of food within the structure. Some of the top awards are awarded for Most Nutritious Meal, Structural Ingenuity, Most Cans Used, and Best Use Of Labels. Following “deCanstruction,” all of the food is donated to Food Bank of Alaska. In 2013, eleven teams participated and raised over 40,000 pounds of food.

You can participate too! Your vote picks the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Bring in canned or non-perishable food items and place them in the barrel next to the structure you like best. Each item equals one vote. If you work for a design or construction company, consider putting together a team next year. We also need generous sponsors to help cover the costs of the event.

Enjoy this year’s Canstruction entries, and thank you for believing that no one deserves to be hungry.

This year, Canstruction will run from February 22nd — March 3rd, 2014 at the University Center.

Friday, February 22nd
Canstruction buildout

Thrusday, February 27th
Awards Ceremony and Ribbon Placing

Monday, March 3rd
deCanstruction

Tuesday, March 4th
People’s Choice Award Winner Announced

Additional Sponsors:
CARRS/Safeway
Davis Constructors, Inc.
Warning Lites of Alaska, Inc.


Questions or comments?
Please contact our Development Director.