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2015 Canstruction® Competition

2015 Canstruction brings 22,405 lbs of Food to the Hawaii FoodBank!

The theme for our 10th Annual CANstruction Competition was "Rock-CAN Roll", and in that spirit, 10 amazing teams of talented local architects, engineers and allied design professionals “canstructed” giant structures made entirely of thousands of cans of food. The event took place on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Pearlridge Center's Uptown Center Court.

The total amount of food collected for 2015 was an amazing 22,405 pounds! This is enough to provide food for a total of +16,000 meals to Hawaii’s less fortunate through to the Hawaii FoodBank.

Pictured: 2015 People's Choice Award and the Juror's Favorite “Appetite for CANstruction” by WATG

Also, at our popular "Kids Can Corner", allied design professionals and island keiki, canstructued a 1960s-era peace sign. All children between 5-12 was welcome and asked to donate five cans of food to the Hawaii FoodBank.

View 2015 CANstruction Day Photos + De-Canstruction Photos.

2015 CANstruction Competition Winners & Entrants

“Appetite for CANstruction” by

“We CAN Beat(les) Hunger!”
by Bowers + Kubota Consulting



“The Yellow CAN-marine!”
by Clifford Planning & Architecture LLC



“Rock Out Hunger”
by ADM Retail Planning & Architecture

“Stitch Returns to Blue Hawaii…with a Mission!”
by Group 70 International/Layton Construction

“The Can Side of the Van”
by Coffman Engineers/HHF Planners/Mason Architects


by Albert C Kobayashi, Inc. / Design Partners Inc.

"Let the music feed your soul"
by Cambria / RavProductions

"...No Satisfaction, Where There's Hunger"
by Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc.

"Guitars Heroes CAN Rock"
by HDR Inc.

Give Peace a "CAN"-CE"

View 2015 Canstruction Competition Photo's

Mahalo 2015 CANstruction Sponsors: C & S Wholesale Grocers; Hawaii FoodBank; Honblue/Jet Graphics; Honolulu Community College Architectural, Engineering and CAD Technologies Program; Makana Communication; Omizu Architecture Inc.; Pearlridge Center; Pearlridge Center Merchants Association; SMPS Hawaii and U.S. CAD.

Mahalo 2015 Keiki Corner Sponsors: Breezway, Case Lombardi & Petit; Evergreen by Debra, LLC; Fung Associates, Inc; Jeff Nishi Associates/Architects; Joanne Arizumi; Long & Associates, AIA, Inc.; Mel R. Hertz - The Retirement Coach; Pacific Dynamics Construction and Tropical J's.

View Images from Past Winners & Entrants

View past winners & entrants from our 1st - 9th Canstruction® Competitions.

Canstruction®  is Trademarked by the Society for Design Administration

What is Canstruction? Competing teams, lead by architecture firms, allied designers and engineering and construction professionals will design and build structures by using canned goods and other non-perishable foods.

Structures, ranging in size from 1,000 to 13,000 cans, are created by stacking a variety of can sizes and shapes using the product labels as the color pallete. Structurally self-supporting, the only other materials to be used are 1/4inch leveling, cardboard, tape, rubber bands and wire. At the close of the exhibitions all of the food used in the structures is donated to the Hawaii Foodbank.

Canstruction®  is a national community service program trademarked and created by the Society for Design Administration (SDA) on behalf of the design and construction industry.   The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Honolulu Chapter, working in tandem with the other members of the design and construction industry presents the annual Canstruction® competition in Hawaii. 

Canstruction® is a design/build competition currently held in cities throughout North America. Click here to visit the official Canstruction® web site hosted by SDA and view photos of other cities' winners.

Photos of the Honolulu Canstruction competion are available for media purposes by contacting Amy Blagriff, EVP, AIA Honolulu.

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