The American Institute of Architects Newark and Suburban Section Canstruction 2019 Structures Capture Stories of Hope

November 2, 2019

The American Institute of Architects Newark and Suburban Section Canstruction 2019 Structures Capture Stories of Hope

Morris Township, NJ (November 1, 2019) On Monday, October 28, 2019 the Newark and Suburban Section of the American Institute of Architects New Jersey Chapter held their annual Canstruction Awards at the Morris Museum. Canstruction is a global non-profit charity that sponsors the building of structures out of full cans of food which are donated to local foodbanks after each competition.

This was AIA Newark and Suburban Architects 21st year sponsoring the event. “Stories of Hope” theme was offered by the Morris Museum after the destruction of the wood roof at the Cathedral of Notre Dame.  A total of 11,247 cans were collected to build the structures. The recipient of these donations is The Community Food Bank of NJ headquartered at 31 Evans Terminal, Hillside, NJ. Five teams competed for six awards.  The winners are:

 

People’s Choice and Most Cans- “Hurt Hope Heal” by De Biasse & Seminara Architects, PC of Martinsville

 

Best Use of Labels: – “Bear-ly Made It” Jarmel Kizel Architects & Engineers Inc. of Livingston

 

Best Meal- “Shining a Light to sink Hunger” Gensler of Morristown

 

Best Original Design- “The Butterfly Effect” Turner Construction

 

Structural Integrity- “Light of Hope” Gannett Fleming

 

The three distinguished judges were:

           

JUDY DONNELY, AIA , the current President of AIA NJ.

TIM VOGEL , an 11 year judge of this event and the retired Director of Food Sourcing at The Community Food Bank of NJ.

ALEXANDRA WILLIS, the curator for The Morris Museum.

Please visit the Morris Museum at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ before November 6th to view the structures.

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