Canstruction Chicago, in partnership with AIA Chicago, celebrates the 8th annual design and build competition benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Twenty participating teams from local Chicago architecture, engineering design & construction firms use their skills to create incredible structures using canned goods throughout the first-floor lobby of the Merchandise Mart. At the close of the exhibit, all canned goods will be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Last year’s event brought in nearly 98,000 pounds of shelf stable food for the Food Depository’s network of 650 soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and programs throughout Cook County. Canstruction Chicago is the Food Depository’s largest one-day food drive that helps to put food on the table for the 797,000 men, women and children served each year.
Aug. 13 – Build Night
Aug. 14 - Sept. 8 – Exhibit – open to the public, free for all ages
Sept. 4 – Awards Reception – 6 to 8:30 p.m., $40/ticket (21+)