Arlington: 11th Annual Canstruction Arrives

Arlington: 11th Annual Canstruction Arrives

Aquatic by Illustrate My Design.

Aquatic by Illustrate My Design. Photo by Louise Krafft.

Build-Out Night for the 11th annual Canstruction in Northern Virginia started at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, at Reagan National Airport. Eight teams of local architects built a “Canstructure” for the 2014 competition. Thousands of cans of food were used in the building process, all of which will be donated to the Arlington Food Assistance Center at the conclusion of the exhibit on Nov. 22.

Before the whimsical works become meals, they will be evaluated and awarded in the categories of Jurors' Favorite, Structural Ingenuity, Best Use of Labels, Best Meal and People's Choice. Winning entries will go on to compete in the International Canstruction competition. Winners will be announced this Thursday evening and posted Friday on American Institute of Architects/Northern Virginia Chapter website The exhibits are located at the Reagan National Airport on the level 1 of Terminals B+C by the baggage claim areas and will be on display through Nov. 22.

This year’s teams included: AECOM, HGA Architects and Engineers + Balfour Beatty Construction, Illustrate My Design, KGD Architecture, The Lukmire Partnership + Bohler Engineering + Branch Daffan, MTFA Architecture, Rust I Orling Architecture + Land Design and Samaha Associates. Supporting sponsors for the 2014 Canstructure competition were Jacobs, Can Manufacture Institute, Aerotek, Safeway, RPG Digital Print Solutions and Chick-fil-A of Crystal City.