What is Canstruction®?

 Canstruction® was created by the Society for Design Administration (SDA) working in tandem with the American Institute of Architects.

Competitions are held annually in over 150 cities around the world.  The event combines the competitive spirit of a design/build competition with a unique way to help feed the hungry.  Competing teams led by architects and engineers partner with design and construction firms to showcase their talents by designing giant CANsculptures™ made out of canned foods.

At the close of the exhibition all the food will be donated to the local food bank and used in the fight against hunger.



“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”Winston Churchill

“Canstruction is not only a fun and competitive interaction between teams, but the feeling of accomplishment you receive knowing that you have helped feed thousands of people….. Wow – what a rush !”

Cindy Savell, 2016 Dallas Canstruction Chair



For more information about Canstruction Dallas  contact…


Ruth Vandruff, CDFA, CDT
Office Manager, Senior Associate

Amber Slajer






Dallas made #2 in Top 25 Cities Canned Food Donated
108,712 lbs

HDR – Pegasus Can! Best Original Design Winner
Omniplan – Here.There.Everywhere Best Meal Winner
Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. – All Aboard to End Hunger Most Cans Winner
SmithGroup – Ending Hunger…One Trip at a Time Best Use of Labels Winner
BOKA Powell – Spider Seusse Structural Ingenuity
Stantec / Byrne Construction Services – No Boundaries Honorable Mention

Cash donated to Food Bank= $5,377.00
Pounds of Food Donated= 108,71

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