Calling All Teams — It’s Time for the 18th Annual Cincinnati Canstruction Competition

Posted on October 10th, 2014 by skirschner

It’s time!  The plans are complete.  All we need are the teams!

Our goal is to grow this competition again and make it more visible to our community. Will you help us by spreading the word?  Share our Call for Entry  with others in your network.  Like us on Facebook.  We need teams to participate in this year’s competition.   Is this the year that you will be a part of  the One Can solution to hunger?  Why not put together a new team and partner with a group that has yet to participate.  What a great way to show the Greater Cincinnati community the collaboration that architects, engineers and construction companies accomplish every single day!

Need more information before you commit to putting together a team?  Review our information webinar.  We share our entire Canstruction story, tips and tricks for building your structure and fundraising, and generally build excitement for this year’s event.  Learn how you CAN make a difference, all without ever leaving the office!  

And the Winners Are…

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by skirschner

It’s official — winners of the 17th annual Cincinnati Canstruction competition were announced on Friday, March 7th during the Cincinnati Canstruction Awards Gala at the Fifth Third Theater of the Aronoff Center for the Arts.  Co-Chairs Kelly Hollatz and Stephanie Kirschner served as emcees for the evening and had the pleasure of announcing the winners.

  • Honorable Mention – “Saving the Kingdon, One Can at a Time”  by Danis Building Construction Company/KZF Design
  • Best Meal – “Fighting Hunger: One Fork at a Time” by K4 Architecture/HGC Construction
  • Best Use of Labels – “Power Up to Fight Hunger” by KLH Engineers
  • Structural Ingenuity – “LUV CAN…” by GBBN Architects
  • Jurors’ Favorite – “Ducking the Obstacles of Hunger” by the University of Cincinnati, Construction Student Association.

The CAN Spirit Award, given to the team that has the most cans in their structure and sponsored by Oswald Companies, was awarded to the University of Cincinnati – Department of Architecture & Interiors team for their rendition of “Study of Cans as a Wall with Pattern & Texture”. The structure contained 6,052 cans.

The Food Barrel Challenge Award is presented to the firm who collects the most funds during our Virtual Food Drive. This year’s winner was the firm of HDR, Inc.

The public was also invited to help select the winner of our final prize – the People’s Choice award.  Voting took place on our Facebook page –  Voters had to  “Like” our page then click on the Canstruction People’s Choice Award Album to view the entries.  This year’s People’s Choice winner was the team of MSA Architects “We’re Not in CANsas Anymore.”

When all of the donations were collected and weighed, Cincinnati Canstruction donated 50,682 pounds of food to the Freestore Foodbank along with cash collected during the Virtual Food Barrel Challenge. A big THANK YOU to everyone to participated this year! Be sure to check out our Team and Sponsor pages for all of our partners.

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