Photos 2011 CANstruction events:


NK Architects 15 Minutes of Fame of Fight Hunger


Milrose Consultants The “Can” Film Festival


USA Architects Egg-Nite the Fight Against Hunger!

Photos c2011 David DelVecchio, AIA






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”

Download Call for Entries here…



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

Photos from previous CANstruction events:







Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

The Canstruction Committee is asking for sponsorship! Here is your chance to not only help an organization with a greats:

– The chance to show to the public your commitment to helping the community at large cause in fighting hunger, but this opportunity also offers the following for our sponsor

– Recognition from those within the industry that you offer help those outside the industry

– The ability to balance your annual marketing expense


To learn more about Canstruction, visit