PV-UMD CANstruction Team

The AIA Potomac Valley Chapter, the Potomac Valley Architecture Foundation, the UMD AIAS Chapter and several other student architecture organizations will collaborate in 2018 to field a team for the 2018 CANstruction event in Washington, DC! Stay tuned for news of the team's concept and your opportunity to help the cause through donations for the purchase of canned goods for the build-out.

Canstruction is a nationwide program that aims to raise awareness about hunger through a creative design-build competition. Teams from architecture and design firms from Washington, DC use their skills to build sculptures out of cans of food. The nutritious shelf-stable food is donated to the Capital Area Food Bank for distribution to those in need after the event.

We especially encourage visitors to stop by the National Building Museum on Friday, November 23 (Black Friday) to view the sculptures and vote for their favorite one by bringing a canned good donation. Please join us in this Black Friday activity as an alternative to the excesses of shopping on the day after Thanksgiving.

Sponsored by: BluEdge, Giant, National Building Museum, TW Perry

Organized by: The Washington Architectural Foundation and the Capital Area Food Bank