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CANstruction 2013 at Livingston Mall

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AIA-NJ to Target Superstorm Sandy Relief at 15th Annual ‘Canstruction’ Event on Nov. 14 and 15

 

LIVINGSTON, N.J.  (Sept. 5, 2013) – The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA-NJ) Newark and Suburban section today announced that Canstruction, its annual design exhibition to benefit local food bank programs, will be held on Nov. 14 and 15 at the Livingston Mall in Livingston, N.J.

 

The unique food charity program is part of a national AIA-sponsored event that calls upon teams of architects, engineers, contractors and designers, as well as college design students, to design and build giant-sized structures made entirely from canned food.

 

After an eight-hour “Build Day” on Nov. 14, a distinguished guest panel will judge the structures on Nov. 15 at an awards gala. After winners are declared, the creations will remain on view to the general public as art exhibits.

 

Titled “NJ Shore CAN Rebuild – Coastal NJ Architecture,” this year’s competition encourages teams to creatively interpret and draw inspiration from New Jersey’s coastal and shore manmade and natural structures, including buildings and infrastructures.

 

“With New Jersey communities still recovering from the devastating impact of Superstorm Sandy, the need for community food bank support is greater than ever,” said Jack Purvis, president of AIA-NJ. “This event is one way for architects and design professionals to showcase talent, have fun and give back to communities in need in a significant way.”

 

Participating firms are responsible for obtaining the cans used in their structures. This involves soliciting donations from food manufacturers, supermarkets, clients, family and friends. There are still openings for creative design and building industry firms to sign up a team, and volunteers are welcome to pitch in.

 

“Event organizers and the registered teams are seeking support and donations for this fall’s 2013 Canstruction,” said Ronald Weston, AIA, LEED AP, who is serving as chair of the event. “Everyone CAN help make this event a success!”

 

At the conclusion of the exhibition, the cans are donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) for distribution to community food programs. CFBNJ distributes 40 million pounds of food and groceries each year, ultimately serving more than 1,500 nonprofit programs, including 436 programs served by its partner distribution organizations. The combined efforts of these nonprofit programs assist more than 900,000 people in 18 New Jersey counties.

 

This will be the 15th year for the design competition in New Jersey. Last year, New Jersey teams comprised of architects, designers and engineers used and donated over 25,100 pounds of food to build structures based on intricate designs that were conceptualized in advance.

 

For the third consecutive year, Simon Property Group® has generously made available its Livingston Mall as the host venue for the event. Goya Foods has also signed on again to donate canned goods to support a selected team entered in the event.

 

Since the founding of Canstruction, over 21 million pounds of food have been donated to community food banks to aid in the fight against hunger.

 

For more information on how to become a sponsor, competitor, donor or volunteer, contact Ronald Weston, AIA, at rweston@westonarchitecture.com.

CANstruction 2012 Build Day

AIA-NJ Newark and Suburban hosted the 14th annual CANstruction Build Day today at the Livingston Mall in Livingston, NJ.

View pictures taken during the build from the Star Ledger on NJ.com

After todays eight-hour “Build Day”, the structures will be judged tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 21, at an awards gala.  Find out details to attend the free awards and gala event.  The structures will remain on display at the mall through Oct. 1.

The theme of this year’s competition is “Back to School.” The event is held under the auspices of the Society for Design Administration, a national professional organization affiliated with the AIA.

“Every year we look forward to this event, at which architects can show off their creativity while helping the community,” said Christy DiBartolo, chair of the New Jersey event. “Through Canstruction, we provide for people in need of hunger relief while showcasing the talents of the architecture profession in a unique and worthwhile way.”

The New Jersey exhibition is part of a national AIA-sponsored event that calls upon teams of architects, engineers, contractors and designers, as well as students mentored by these professionals, to design and build 10-by-10-by-8-foot-high structures made entirely from canned food.

Participating firms are responsible for obtaining the cans used in their structures, which involves soliciting donations from food manufacturers, supermarkets, clients, family and friends. At the conclusion of the weeklong exhibition, the cans are donated to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) for distribution to community food programs.

CFBNJ distributes more than 39 million pounds of food and groceries a year, ultimately serving 1,500 nonprofit programs, including 436 programs served by its partner distribution organizations. The combined efforts of these nonprofit programs assist more than 900,000 people in 18 New Jersey counties.

This will be the 14th year for the design competition in New Jersey. Last year, seven New Jersey teams comprised of architects and engineers used over 44,000 cans of food to build structures based on designs that took months to conceptualize.

Since the founding of Canstruction, over 17.5 million pounds of food have been donated to community food banks to aid in the fight against hunger. Initiated by the Denver, Seattle and New York chapters of the SDA in 1992-1993, Canstruction had more than 130 individual competitions take place during the 2011/2012 cycle. In that cycle alone, Canstruction gathered 3,419,885 pounds of food, enough for 1,500,000 meals.

CANstruction On Display at Livingston Mall

It starts with one can, to feed the hungry, to lift the spirit, to change the world.  Canstruction is a charity committed to ending hunger, using “one can” as a catalyst for change.  Every month, over 500,000 New Jerseyans access hunger reflief programs supported by the Community Food Bank of NJ.  New Jersey’s design/build competition puts a visual spotlight on hunger while showcasing the state’s best and brightest designers.  

2012 Theme – “Back to School!”

Displays and Award Ceremony at Livingston Mall

Friday, September 21

Light Food and Drink.  No Registration Required.

Award Ceremony is in the Center Court outside Lord & Taylor. Doors open at 6:30, award presentation at 7:00.

For more information – http://aians.org/canstruction/

CANstruction – 14th Annual New Jersey Competition

14th annual New Jersey design/build competition

2012 – call for entries

It starts with one can, to feed the hungry, to lift the spirit, to change the world. Can- struction is a charity committed to ending hunger, using “one can” as a catalyst for change. Every month, over 500,000 New Jerseyans access hunger reflief programs supported by the Community Food Bank of NJ. New Jersey’s design/build competition puts a visual spotlight on hunger while showcasing the state’s best and brightest designers.

Think you have what it takes to design and build a structure entirely out of canned food? Enter today! Get creative and help!

This year’s theme:      “Back to School!”

WHO – Teams of NJ Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Designers, and students attending Schools of Architec- ture, Engineering, and Design

WHAT – Design and build structures made entirely from canned foods within a 10’ x 10’ x 8’H space.

WHERE - Livingston Mall, Livingston, NJ

WHEN – August 1: Deadline for entry
September 20:  Build Day
September 21:  Judging & Awards Gala

HOW – Complete entry form below. Entry fee $100.
Make check payable to:

“AIA Newark/Suburban Chapter”

Mail to:  Christy DiBartolo Gensler
10 North Park Place
Morristown, NJ 07960

Complete rules & regulations will be emailed upon receipt of entry form. Teams are responsible for acquiring canned food.

CallforEntries-2012

2011 Entries

NK Architects
15 Minutes of Fame of Fight Hunger

Milrose Consultants
The “Can” Film Festival

USA Architects
Egg-Nite the Fight Against Hunger!

 

For further information, contact Christy DiBartolo at 973.290.8544

christydibartolo@yahoo.com

Sponsored by AIA New Jersey

Canstruction Announces Winners of 19th Annual International Competition

Portland, OR (May 7, 2012) – Canstruction, Inc announced the seven winners of who received top honors for the 19th Annual Canstruction International Design Competition.   Of the seven awards, local AIA New Jersey and AIA Newark & Suburban based NK Architects entry “15 Minutes of Fame to Fight Hunger” earned the Best Use of Labels and, for the third year in a row, the coveted Most Cans award.

Judges marveled at the careful shading, color, can placement and the massive scale of the structure with 17,411 cans of food.  An accurate self portrait of the iconic artist, Andy Warhol.  Molly Georgetta of the Portland Compound Gallery thought the Campbell’s soup cans lining the exterior were “very punny”.

To read the full press release announcement and about the other six winners go to the Canstruction.org website.

See all the entries to the 2011 Canstruction event held at the Livingston Mall:
http://aianj.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/canstruction-2011-2/

CANstruction 2011

The New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) recently held its 13th annual “CANstruction” event, a design exhibition and contest to benefit community food programs, at the Livingston Mall, in Livingston, N.J.

“CANstruction combines two of architect’s greatest passions: designing new structures and giving back to the community,” said Christy DiBartolo, chair of the New Jersey event. “With the current state of economy, the number of people who are in need of the food bank’s services is at an all-time high. We are delighted that AIA-NJ can make a contribution.”

Using over 44,000 cans of food, seven New Jersey teams comprised of architects, engineers mentored by AIA-NJ professionals competed to design and build giant structures. The structures, which took months to conceptualize, were built during an eight-hour “Build Day,” and were judged and displayed for a week before being dismantled and donated to the New Jersey-based Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ).

NK Architects, a Morristown, N.J.-based architectural and design firm, received the event’s top award, “Jurors’ Favorite,” along with the “Best Use of Labels” award for its 10-by-10-foot, 17,000-can structure of Andy Warhol, entitled “15 Minutes of Fame to Fight Hunger.”

Other award winners included Gensler, a Morristown, N.J.-based architectural, design, planning and consulting firm, which received the “Structural Ingenuity” award for its enormous structure of playing cards, poker chips and dice entitled “All in Against Hunger”; USA Architects, a Newark, N.J.-based architectural firm, which received the “Best Meal” award for its giant Faberge egg structure entitled “Egg-Nite the Fight Against Hunger,” which also won an “Honorable Mention” award; and Skanska, a Parsippany, N.J.-based construction firm, which won an “Honorable Mention” award for its colossal birthday cake structure, which commemorated Goya Foods’ 75th anniversary, entitled “Help Take a ‘Slice’ Out of Hunger!”

In addition to designing the structures, participating firms were responsible for obtaining the cans used in their structures, which involved soliciting donations from sponsors, including food manufactures, supermarkets, clients, families and friends, or buying the cans.

Last year’s New Jersey event, which was held at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., in conjunction with the “New Jersey Hockey Fights Hunger initiative,” of the New Jersey Devils, a Major League Hockey team, raised over 44,000 pounds of food and $1,700 in cash donations.

CFBNJ distributes more than 37 million pounds of food and groceries a year, ultimately serving 1,656 non-profit programs including 436 programs served by its partner distribution organizations. Through their combined efforts, they help more than 900,000 people in 18 New Jersey counties.

The New Jersey event is part of a nationwide CANstruction event, which is held under the auspices of the Society for Design Administration (SDA), an affiliate of the national AIA organization.

Since the inception of CANstruction, over 12 million pounds of food have been donated to the fight against hunger. Initiated by the Denver, Seattle and New York chapters of the SDA in 1992-1993, CANstruction had more than 130 individual competitions scheduled in last year’s cycle.

13th Annual CANstruction Event To Be Held At Livingston Mall

The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ Newark and Suburban section, has announced that CANstruction, its annual design exhibition and contest to benefit community food programs, will be held this year at the Livingston Mall, in Livingston, N.J.

The New Jersey exhibition is part of a national AIA-sponsored CANstruction event in which teams of architects, engineers and students mentored by these professionals compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food.  The structures take 8 to 12 weeks and thousands of cans to create.

The structures will be built during an eight-hour “Build Day” on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, and will be on display throughout the mall.

The event gives architects the opportunity to display their talents while also serving as a benefit for the hungry.  Following the exhibitions, the immense 10’ x 10’ x 8’ high structures are dismantled and all of the canned food is donated to charity.  The theme of this year’s competition is “World Famous.”

The design competition is held under the auspices of the Society for Design Administration (SDA), an affiliate of the national AIA organization.  This will be the 13th year for the design competition in New Jersey, which in recent years has been held at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

In New Jersey, the food is donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) for distribution to community food programs.

Last year, CANstruction raised over 45,000 pounds of food and over $1,700 in cash donations.  CANstruction is the CFBNJ’s largest and most successful event, said Tim Vogel, director of food sourcing for the food bank.

CFBNJ distributes more than 37 million pounds of food and groceries a year, ultimately serving 1,656 non-profit programs including 436 programs served by its partner distribution organizations. Through their combined efforts, they assist more than 900,000 people in 18 New Jersey counties.

Last year, the juror’s favorite design, entitled “Newark City Subway 1954-2001” took the form of an iconic subway car — both inside and out.  Other winning teams included a giant Facebook logo and mouse pad entitled “Upload Education, Download Hunger” and a bouncing basketball scene known as “Bounding Cans to Hungry Hands.”

Since the inception of CANstruction over 10 million pounds of food has been donated to aid in the fight against hunger. Initiated by the Denver, Seattle and New York chapters of the SDA in 1992-1993, CANstruction now has more than 130 individual competitions scheduled to take place during the 2010/2011 cycle.

For more information on the event, contact Christy DiBartolo at 973-290-8544.

Canstruction 2011 – Looking for Teams

A reminder for those who would like to contribute to the competition!


Call for Entries!
For further details, click here.

Added incentives:
– Goya has been generous enough to offer donating ALL cans to one team! If interested, send Call for Entries form and entry fee check, as well as schematic sketch and/or description of your sculpture to the Canstruction Committee Chair by August 30. The recipient will be chosen shortly thereafter.
– Goya will also allow teams to buy cans at discounted price. Again, if interested or for further information, contact the Canstruction Committee Chair.

Sponsorship Initiative
If you’re interested in sponsorship of the event, click here for to view the Sponsorship Initiative information. All cans and monies contributed will ultimately go to the Community Food Bank of NJ to help feed the homeless.
Your generous contributions are greatly appreciated not only from AIA Newark & Suburban, but from the Community at large who needs your help!

CanStruction 2011 – Call for Entries

CanStruction
One Can Make A Difference

Download Team Entry form here

Each fall, AIA New Jersey members have the opportunity to donate food and money to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. This Food Bank fights hunger and poverty by distributing food and groceries, providing education and training, and making new programs to help people with low incomes meet their basic needs. As a non-profit organization, they act as the central food and aid distribution center for other non-profits that serve individuals, soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters.

Canstruction combines a unique design/build competition with a great way to help feed the hungry. Competing teams, lead by architects and engineers, showcase their talents by designing giant sculptures made out of canned foods. Visit the national level website at http://www.canstruction.org

Last year, thanks to our sponsors, AIA-NJ and AIA Newark and Suburban, Goya, and Skanska USA Building, we were able to donate $1,791 and 45,000 pounds of food to the Community Food Bank.

Questions? For further information or to donate, please contact the Canstruction Committee Chair, Christy DiBartolo, at 973-290-8544 or christydibartolo@yahoo.com

AIA-NJ Announces “CANstruction” Event Will Be Held at Rowan University in Conjunction With Their ASCE Student Chapter

Students Help Feed Hungry With Design Contest That Benefits Community Food Programs

AIA-NJ) announces that Canstruction, its annual design exhibition and contest to benefit community food programs, will be held at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., on Oct. 27, 2009, at The Atrium in Rowan Hall.

Students mentored by architects, engineers and professors will compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food. The giant structures, after being judged, awarded and displayed, will be disassembled and the cans of food will be donated to local charities.

Sponsored by AIA-NJ and Rowan University’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), and coordinated by the West Jersey section of AIA-NJ, the New Jersey exhibition is part of a national Canstruction event, which is being held under the auspices of the Society for Design Administration (SDA), an affiliate of the national AIA organization.
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