Past Canstruction® Winners

Canstruction® Award Recipients & Entrants

Since its inception, AIA Honolulu’s CANstruction® event has gathered and donated 592,725 pounds of canned goods — enough food to make 466,713 meals to the Hawaii FoodBank!

ItsEasyBeingGreen

Best Original Design
“It’s Easy Being Green”
by Next Design LLC, Constructions Hawaii & Alan Low Design

KA(N)LO

Structural Ingenuity
“KA(N)LO”
by Ferraro Choi X Nordic PCL

ThinkGreenSotheIiwiCanNest

Best Use of Labels
“Think Green so the ‘I’iwi CAN Nest”
by G70 & Swinerton

GardenoftheSea

Best Meal
“Garden of the Sea”
by Okahara and Associates, Inc.

MaukatoMakai

Most Cans
“Mauka to Makai, We CANnot Survive
Without Clean Water!”

by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

BeetheForceofChange

People's Choice Award
"BEE the Force of Change"
by RMA Architects Inc.

LongLeggedandWetlandBuilt

Distinguished Entrant
"Long Legged and Wetland Built,
Meet Kūkuluae‘o, the Hawaiian Stilt"

by AHL, Coffman Engineers, & HHF Planners

WeCanInnovatewithGreenTechnology

Distinguished Entrant
“We CAN Innovate with Green Technology”
by Bowers+Kubota Consulting

Best Original Design

“Together We Can”
by HDR
Structural Ingenuity

“If Can, CAN, If No Can, Eat Shave Ice!”
by G70

Best Use of Labels & People's Choice Award

“Pandemic Puppy”
by RMA Architects
Distinguished Entrant

“We Can End Hunger: It's About Time”
by Ferraro Choi & Nordic PCL

Distinguished Entrant

“The Wave of Reflection”
by Allied Builders System
Distinguished Entrant

“Lights! Camera! Zoom!”
by Bowers + Kubota Consulting

Distinguished Entrant

“Kicking COVID to
the Curb”
by Swinerton
Distinguished Entrant

“Vacation from COVID”
by Whiting–Turner & Stantec
Best Original Design

“The Beckoning Cat”
by Swinerton Builders
Structural Ingenuity

“Heart of Gold Trophy”
by HDR

People's Choice Award

“The Golden Pot of Vienna Sausage at the End of the Rainbow”
by Bowers + Kubota & Belt Collins Hawaii
Distinguished Entrant

“Unmasking Hunger”
by Ferraro Choi & Nordic PCL

Distinguished Entrant

“Midas No-Touch”
by G70
Best Original Design & Structural Ingenuity

“Long CAN Provide”
by HDR
Best Use of Labels & Most Cans

“On a Voyage to End Hunger”
by Coffman Engineers

Honorable Mention

“Lei of Aloha”
by Bowers + Kubota
Honorable Mention

“Ohuohu Oahu Lei i ka ilima Help Us ‘Strand' Together to Fight Hunger”
by G70 & Layton Construction

This year's theme was Comic-CAN!"


Best Original Design

“Dragon Ball ‘C'”
by HDR
Structural Ingenuity & Most Cans

“Norman Osborn v. Green Goblin”
by WATG

Best Meal

“Popin' the Lid Off of Hunger”
by Bowers + Kubota Consulting
Best Use of Labels & People's Choice Award

“CANsformer”
by AECOM & Hensel Phelps

Keiki Corner

by Hawaii Keiki's
Distinguished Entrant

“X-Can — Slaying Hunger!”
by Coffman Engineers

Distinguished Entrant

“Snoopy Turns Into The Hulk”
by G70 & Swinerton
Distinguished Entrant

“Snorlax Uses Hyper Bean It's Super Effective”
by WSP

This year's theme was “Browse a Library of CANstructures”


Best Original Design

“Quoth the Raven, ‘Hunger…Nevermore'" [Edgar Allen Poe]
by WATG
Structural Ingenuity & Most Cans

“Feed Your Imagination” [Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs]
by G70 & Nordic PCL

Best Meal

“The Very UN-Hungry CAN-terpillar" [The Very Hungry Caterpillar]
by Bowers + Kubota Consulting
Best Use of Labels

“The Things We Do to Fight Hunger” [Dr. Seuss' Thing One and Thing Two]
by HDR

Keiki Corner

“Rapunzel CAN You Let Down Your Hair?"
by Hawaii Keiki's
Distinguished Entrant

“Stone Soup (Local Style)”
by Coffman Engineers

Distinguished Entrant

“Platform AIS 3/4 — We CAN Train Others to Stand Up to Hunger”
by AIAS & Pearlridge
Distinguished Entrant

“Alice in WonderCAN”
by Rider Levett Bucknail

Distinguished Entrant

“Curious George Figts Hunger”
by Clifford Planning & Unlimited Construction
Distinguished Entrant

“Together We CAN School Hunger”
by ADM Retail Planning & Architecture

Distinguished Entrant

“It's not bout what it is, it's about what it CAN become.” [The Lorax]
by Next Design
Distinguished Entrant

“We're Not in CANsas Anymore!"
by WSP

This year's theme was “Galacti-CAN”"


Juror's Favorite

“We CAN Guard the Galaxy Against Hunger”
by WATG
Best Use of Labels

“Marvin the Martian Brings the KABOOM on Hunger”
by G70 International & Swinerton Builders

Best Meal

“Helping the Planet’s CANdition”
by Cambria USA & RavProductions
Structural Ingenuity

“Millennium Fal-CAN”
by Clifford Planning & Architecture LLC &
Unlimited Construction

Most Cans & Honorable Mention & People's Choice Award
“Astronaut Ellison S. Onizu-CAN Inspires Us to Dream Big!”
by Coffman Engineers
Honorable Mention

“Space CAN-vaders Battle
Hunger in Hawaii”
by Rider Levett Bucknail

Subaru Hawaii Kid's Corner

“Rocket Hunger to Outer Space"
Distinguished Entrant

“Transformers: Age of CANstruction"
by Albert C Kobayashi, Inc. & Design Partners Inl

Distinguished Entrant

“Join the Rebellion! Defeat Hunger’s Empire"
by HDR Inc.
Distinguished Entrant

“We CAN Defeat the Hunger Invaders!"
by Bowers + Kubota Consulting

Subaru Hawaii's Canstruction® Keiki Corner

A Kids Can Corner structure was also created Oct 1 by AIA Honolulu member-architects, University of Hawaii School of Architecture students, Honolulu Community College AEC program volunteers, allied design professionals and hundreds of island keiki who brought at least five cans of food as a donation to the Hawaii Foodbank.

Scores of kids helped to build a rocket in this keiki corner, sponsored by SUBARU Hawaii, that also participates as part of Canstruction® competition, though it was not judged

Juror's Favorite & People's Choice

“Appetite for CANstruction”
by WATG
Best Use of Labels

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

Best Meal

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

“Rock Out Hunger”
by ADM Retail Planning & Architecture

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

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

Distinguished Entrant

“CANimal"

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

“Let the Music Feed Your Soul"
by Cambria & RavProductions

Distinguished Entrant

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

“Guitars Heroes CAN Rock"
by HDR Inc.

Kids' Corner

“Give Peace a 'CAN'-CE"
 

View 2015 Canstruction Competition Photos (Web)

This year's theme “Childhood Dreams,” was inspired by the goal of helping prevent every child from going without a meal…One Can at a Time! The competition raised a total of 20,252 pounds of food for the Hawaii Foodbank, which will provide food for a total of 15,946 meals to feed Hawaii’s hungry!


Juror's Favorite & People's Choice

“CANjagoans”
by Allied Builders System & MGA Architecture
Best Use of Labels

“Dream UP High”
by Richard Matsunaga & Associates

Best Meal

“Pirate’s Plunder: Treasure a Child’s Dream”
by WATG
Structural Ingenuity

“Fiercely Fighting to End Hunger” (Dragon)
by Coffman Engineers

Honorable Mention
“Summer Dreams are CANceivable”
by ADM Retail Planning & Architecture
Honorable Mention

“The Cat in the Hat”
by Group 70 International & Swinerton Builders

People's Choice Award

"Gotta Feed ‘Em All!"
by Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc.
Distinguished Entrant

“Rocket to Infinity and Beyond!!!"
by HDR Engineerings

Distinguished Entrant

“Freeze Out Hunger So Our Keiki CAN Dream"
by Bowers + Kubota Consulting
 

View 2014 Canstruction Competition Photos (Web)

This year’s theme was CANstruction® Wonders of the World"


Juror's Favorite & People's Choice Award

“The Moa-i-CAN, the Moa-We-CAN"
by Richard Matsunaga and Associates Architects
Best Use of Labels

“VolCANo: Hawaii's Own Natural Wonder"
by WATG

Best Meal

“Bridging the Hunger Gap from 'CAN' Francisco to Honolulu"
by SSFM International
Structural Ingenuity

“You Don't have to be a Gladiator to Fight Hunger"
by Ferraro Choi and Associates + WSP Hawai‘i

Honorable Mention

“Join the Race to DRIVE out Hunger"
by ADM Retail Planning and Architecture
Honorable Mention

“Breaching Hunger is Not a Fluke"
by HDR Engineering

Distinguished Entrant

“Mauka to Makai: A CANdid of Diamond Head"
by Bowers + Kubota Consulting
Distinguished Entrant

“Taj Mahal: Love Conquers All — Including Hunger"
by Coffman Engineers

Distinguished Entrant

“Hokulea — Navigating Toward the Wonders of the Future"
by Group 70 International & Swinerton Builders
Distinguished Entrant

“CANcrete: Strengthening the Fight Against Hunger"
by Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company

Distinguished Entrant

“We CAN Provide a Mountain of Hope”
by Johnson Controls
Distinguished Entrant

“The Temple of KukulKAN"
by Nordic PCL & INK Architects

Distinguished Entrant

“Ending Hunger? There’s Not an App for That"
by RIM Architects

The theme was “CANtastic Heroes”


Structural Ingenuity

“Helping Hunger One Minion at a Time”
by ADM Retail Planning & Architecture
Best Use of Labels

“We Can 1UP Hunger”
by Group 70 International, Inc.

Juror's Favorite Winner

“CANmehameha: Hawaii’s Original Superhero"
by WATG
Best Meal

“Hosing Down the Flames of Hunger”
by Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company

Honorable Mention

“All-Ameri ‘CAN’ Heroes”"
by Coffman Engineers
Honorable Mention & People's Choice

“Hulk Can Smash Hunger”
by Ushijima Architects

Distinguished Entrant

“Captain Ameri-CAN Hawaii's Hunger Avenger"
by Pankow
Distinguished Entrant

“Saving Hunger One Can at a Time"
by HDR

Distinguished Entrant

“S.H.I.E.L.D. Against Hunger"
by Richard Matsunaga Assoc. Architects Inc.
Distinguished Entrant

“Everyone CAN be a Hero"
by ECC

Distinguished Entrant

“Maui: Hawaiian Super CAN"
by Allana Buick Bers, Inc.
Kids CAN Corner

“SpongeBob CAN Teach Our Keiki"
Structural Ingenuity

“Green CAN-tern”
by KYA Design Group
Best Use of Labels

“Enter the Gateway to a Hunger-Free Hawaii”
by Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc.

Juror's Favorite Winner

“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner"
by InSynergy Engineering, Inc.
Honorable Mention

“Weeeeee’re off to Feed the Hungry”
by Bowers + Kubota Consulting

People's Choice Award

“Release of KraCAN”
by Richard Matsunaga & Assoc. Architects, Inc.
Most Pounds Donated Team,

“CANfu Panda!”
by WATG
Jurors Favorite & People's Choice

“Kids Can Take a Bit Out of Hunger"
by Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company
Structural Ingenuity & Best Use of Labels

“Kids CAN ‘Shoot for the Stars"
by Richard Matsunaga & Associates Architects, Inc.

Best Meal

“Happy Meals for Hungry Hearts”
by Bowers + Kubota Consulting
Honorable Mention & Best Concept

“Scram! Recycle Your Cans!”
by Group 70 International, Inc./Urban Works, Inc

In the News!

Juror's Favorite

“Pound Out Hunger"
by Fung Associates Inc.
Best Use of Labels

“Big Aloha Shirts”
by WATG
  • Jurors’ Favorite: “Aloha Means Goodbye to Hunger in Hawaii” (Aloha Tower) by Belt Collins
  • Structural Integrity: “One Can, One Dream (Olympic torch and rings) by WATG
  • Best Use of Labels: “Think Outside of the Can!” (Fish) by Fung Associates
  • Best Meal: “Shoyu Can Feed Kama’aina In Need” (Sushi) by Allana Buick & Bers
  • Honorable Mention: “Melting” (Penguins) by Ferraro Choi & Associates
  • Honorable Mention: “Cleaning Up Hunger with WALL-E” (WALL-E) by Kiewit Building Group
  • Pearlridge Honorable Mention: “Wishes Can Come True” (Wishing well) by Actus Lend Lease/Hickam Community Housing
Juror's Favorite

“‘Corn'humdrum"
by In+Form Design, Inc.
Structural Ingenuity

“I-Tiki"
by Ferraro Choi and Associates

Best Use of Labels

“An inCANvenient Truth: Building a Greener Future"
by Peter Vincent Architects
Best Meal

“Brush Up on Nutrition"
by Durrant Media Five

Honorable Mention

“Take a Bite Out of Hunger ... Like CANterpillar Did!"
by WATG
Honorable Mention

“CANpact Fluorescent VS. InCANdescent"
by KYA Design Group

First of its kind in Hawaii!

In Form Design Jurors Favorite

Pictured: “CAT”stuction:Join the fight, end hunger 'meow'!” by In+FORM Design, Inc.This canstruction was built out of 2,950 cans.

  • Jurors’ Favorite: “Cat-struction: Join the Fight; End Hunger ‘Meow’!” (Japanese Cat) by In+FORM Design, Inc.
  • Structural Integrity: “Surf the Foodbank Wave on Our Outrigger Canoe” by Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo
  • Best Use of Labels: “Da Pineapple” by Ferraro Choi and Associates, Ltd.
  • Best Meal: “Hunger Bugs Me!” (Cockroach and Slipper) by KFC Airport
  • Honorable Mention: “Lovely Hula Cans: Lighting the Way to End Hunger” (Hula Girl) by Richard Matsunaga & Associates
  • Honorable Mention:“We All Can Help Make Sure No One Goes to Bed Hungry” (Bed) by Group 70 International, Inc.
  • People's Choice Award: “Da Pineapple” by Ferraro Choi and Associates, Ltd.

Canstruction® is Trademarked by the Society for Design Administration

Canstruction® is trademarked by the Society for Design Administration (SDA), working in tandem with the American Institute of Architects and other members of the design and construction industry. Canstruction® is a design/build competition currently held in cities throughout North America. Click here (Web) to visit the official Canstruction® website hosted by SDA and view photos of other cities' winners.

Photos of the Honolulu Canstruction competion are available for media purposes by contacting us at contact@aiahonolulu.org.

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