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Food Bank of South Jersey Canstruction

2015 South Jersey CanstructionDuring Hunger Action Month (Sept.) Food Bank of South Jersey tries to do creative things to bring awareness to the global issue of hunger that impacts our beautiful South Jersey community. Last year, we launched a Canstruction event, which was a hit. See pictures below and the attachments.  Also, go to our website and click on the link for Canstruction.
There is a wonderful video!  www.foodbanksj.org

 

South Jersey Corporations build giant structures made out of full cans of food! The “build” date for the event is Saturday, September 17.  There’s plenty of time to register, submit your design, (Sept 8) assemble your team, and procure your cans.  The structures will be on display at Rutgers Camden Campus for one week.  There is a judging and award ceremony as well.

 

This event is a  unique “food drive”.  It’s a great team building opportunity, and the best part is that all the canned goods are donated to the Food Bank of South Jersey to feed those in need. It doesn’t get much better than that!

 

If your team is up for the fun and challenge, we welcome you.
Also, challenge another company to join you in making a difference!

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CanStruction 2016 – Register Your Build Team

UPDATED information: 9/7/2016

 

2016 Canstruction
Register NOW!

Assemble your team!

Design your can structure!

Help the Community Food Bank of New Jersey

September 12th –  Entry Deadline

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REGISTRATION FORM HERE

Questions?  John DeBrito, AIA:  [email protected]
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AIA-NJ’s 17th Annual ‘Canstruction’ Event Demonstrates Design Excellence For Charity

“Forms of Communication”-Themed Competition Collects 13,145 Pounds of Food and More Than $6,000 For Community Food Bank of NJ

IMG_3250While dazzling crowds at the Livingston Mall with colossal structures made entirely from canned food, the Newark and Suburban section of AIA-NJ’s 17th annual “Canstruction” event saw 13,145 pounds of canned of food and more than $6,000 donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ).

Titled “Forms of Communications,” this year’s Canstruction event challenged four teams of talented architects and designers to build their most impressive can structures that portray the “ways and how to communicate.” The colossal designs were constructed during a 12-hour “Build Day” at the Livingston Mall, and remained on display for ten days, after which they were dismantled by a crew of food bank volunteers and shipped to CFBNJ’s warehouse for donation to one of the hundreds of food kitchens they support.

Team members were responsible for designing their structures, procuring and bringing their own canned goods, and constructing their displays.

The can displays were judged and awarded in various categories, including “Jurors Favorite,” “Structural Integrity,” “People’s Choice,” and “Best Meal.” The four judges for this year were Kimberly Bunn, AIA, president of AIA-NJ; Tim Vogel, CFBNJ Director; Margaret DeSantis, Event Co-chair; and Stephen Rooney, AIA, president of AIA-NJ’s Newark & Suburban Section.

“As architects, we constantly strive to serve the community, Canstruction combines elements of design and educational value with a charitable outreach that helps needy individuals,” said Bunn. “As a judge at this year’s event, I was truly impressed with the creations the competitors made with such limited materials, and it’s particularly gratifying to know that it is all going to an important cause.”

Following the judges’ deliberations, awards were handed out, including:

  • Gensler’s Morristown team took home two of the event’s awards, “Jurors Favorite” and “Best Use of Labels.”
  • NK Architects, perennial Canstruction participants and award winners, also from Morristown, took home the “Structural Integrity” award.
  • The “Best Meal” award was given to Solutions Architecture, Corp. of Newark.
  • The “Honorable Mention” award was presented to Martinsville-based De Biasse and Seminara Architects.

NJ Canstruction Update

Two Canstruction events are happening in New Jersey this fall.  canstruction

AIA Newark & Suburban is hosting it’s annual Canstruction event to benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey at Livingston Mall starting this week.

Build day is Thursday, October 8th, and the structures will be on display until October 18th.    Stop by and see the creative build-outs the teams develop this year – Livingston Mall, Livingston NJ.

Find out more information – at www.aians.org/canstruction-2015/

In South Jersey, the South Jersey Food Bank just finished it’s first annual Canstruction Event at Cherry Hill Mall.  Three teams put their imaginations and architectural skills to the test in the inaugural competition.  Participants included GREYHAWK, a construction management and consulting firm; Lammey & Giorgio, an architectural and planning firm, and Adams Rehmann & Heggan (ARH), a consulting design firm.

The judging panel included representatives from Lockheed Martin, Rowan University’s College of Engineering, Home Depot, and AIA New Jersey (AIA-NJ).  A number of awards were presented at an Awards Ceremony this past Sunday, October 4th.

Greyhawk Construction CAN-Dole

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Lammey & Giorgio

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Adams Rehmann & Heggan CAN-Do

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CAN-Do “Wit”

Both events are sanctioned by Canstruction®, a non-profit organization that has helped hunger-relief organizations like FBSJ raise 30 million pounds of food through its innovative twist on conducting food drives.

CANstruction 2015 – Call for Entries

Forms of Communication

The 2015 CANstruction event will be held October 8th through 18th at the Livingston Mall, Livingston NJ.

Entry Deadline – Sept 8

Design Your Can Structure!

Click here for registration form.

For more information contact AIA Newark & Suburban
Ron Weston – [email protected]

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2014 CanStruction

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For the fourth consecutive year, Livingston Mall is hosting CANstruction, a food drive program held in conjunction with The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA-NJ) and their local AIA Newark and Suburban section. The exhibit was on display in the mall through November 2.  An Awards Dinner will be held on November 6th at The Wilshire Hotel in West Orange, see Newark & Suburban website for more information.

Now in its 16th year, CANstruction’s design competition will help fight hunger and benefit local food banks. Architects and designers teamed up for an eight-hour “Build Day” to create structures made entirely from canned foods which are on display through November 2. With Halloween approaching, the theme for this year’s event is “Trick-CAN-Treat”.

After the event, the cans will be donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) where they will be distributed to different community food programs. CFBNJ, a charitable organization, distributes 40 million pounds of food and groceries each year, providing food for more than 1,000 nonprofit programs. The combined effort of these nonprofit programs serves more than 900,000 people in 18 New Jersey counties.

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CanStruction 2014 – Call for Entries

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16th Annual New Jersey Design/Build Competition

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: “Trick-CAN-Treat: Creative Halloween designs”

WHO –

Teams of New Jersey Architects, Designers, Engineers, and Contractors

 

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 – September 10th   : Deadline for entry – 5:00 PM

October 24th: Build Day  – 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

October 24:  Open to the Public

November 2nd:  Decanstruction (end of display)

Nov. 6th:  Awards Dinner – TBA

 

HOW – Download and Complete entry form.

Download Call for Entries

 

WHY – To benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey

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

 

INFO – Contact Ronald Weston, AIA

CANstruction Chair

Contact Ronald Weston, AIA to request an entry form.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 973.280.9614

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 [email protected].

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/