CANstruction 2011, Presented by Whole Foods Market at the Merchandise Mart, 1st Floor
5th Annual Chicago Design/Build Competition
The 5th Annual CANstruction Chicago will conclude May 31, 2011. Take a look at the one-of-a-kind structures on display in the lobby of the Merchandise Mart.
Please bring your canned food donation to the Merchandise Mart, 1st floor lobby, and drop it in one of the Greater Chicago Food Depository Food Drive barrels.
More than 90,000 cans of food from the 18 colossal structures of the 5th annual CANstruction design/build competition will go to feed the hungry in Cook County. Chicago architects, engineers and construction companies are showing off their designs and engineering genius to aid in the cause to fight hunger. All cans used in the structures benefit the Food Depository.
NATIONAL AWARDS Jurors' Favorite sNOw More Hunger - Leopardo Companies / ESA (see below for time-lapse video) Best Meal CAN-thedral - Murphy/Jahn Architects Structural Integrity Little Cans Big Teepee - EEA / YAS Architecture / RTM Associated Best Use of Labels 2-Can Sam - BSA Lifestructures / Maregatti Interiors Honorable Mention The Battle to end Hunger is 'On Like Donkey Kong' - OKW Architects The Elephant in the Room...Hunger - Perkins+Will
LOCAL CHICAGO AWARDS Most Creative Name Bridging the Hunger Gap - Klein and Hoffman / Walsh Construction AIA/SEAOI Award CAN-thedral - Murphy/Jahn Architects Most Cans Keep the Lid on Hunger - RJN Group GCFD 'In-demand' Award Bounty Indeed - Gensler Whole Foods Award Knock Hunger out of the Park - HDR Crowd Favorite "Green" Eggs and Ham Cracking Down on Hunger - Wight & Company Chicago's People's Choice “The Grand CAN-yon” -Palmer-Tech Services, Inc. / Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Alfred Benesch & Company / NELSON / Norcon BSA Lifestructures / Maregatti Interiors Eriksson Engineering Associates / YAS Architecture / RTM & Associates ESD Gensler / Thorton Tomasetti / Gilbane HDR Hirsch Associates LLC / Building Solutions Alliance KJWW Engineering Consultants / Wright Heerema Architects / Pepper Construction Klein and Hoffman, Inc. / Walsh Construction Leopardo Construction / Eckenhoff Saunders Architects Muller + Muller / CTLGroup Murphy / Jahn Architects OKW Architects, Inc. Palmer-Tech Services, Inc. / Solomon Cordwell Buenz Perkins+Will / Executive Construction, Inc. RJN Group, Inc RTKL / GRAEF / Nagle Hartray Wight & Company
Event Emcee Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times and “Good Day Chicago!” Judges Eddie Baeb, Senior Journalist, Crain’s Chicago Business Ryan Chiaverini, Host, Windy City Live Jackie Koo, architect, Koo & Associates Jan Parr, Editor-in-Chief, Chicago Home and Garden
Megen Briars, OKW Architects, Chair Kristy Davis, DB Sterlin Consultants, Inc. Lauren Finch, The Merchandise Mart Stacy Jakobe, Jenner and Block Victoria Kent, The Merchandise Mart Maggie Kollker, Food Depository
Megan Muter, HDR Pam O'Deen, Terracon Jennifer Traut-Todaro, Harley Ellis Devereaux Liz Waters, The Merchandise Mart Brie Yaksic, dbHMS
It starts with one can. To feed the hungry. To lift the spirit. To change the world. CANstruction, a charity committed to ending hunger, is using 'one can' as a catalyst for change. Each year, 678,000 people rely on the Food Depository. Chicago Canstruction's 5th annual design competition puts a visual spotlight on hunger while showcasing the Chicago design community.
For more information about CANstruction, contact Megen Briars by email.