“We CAN Kill Hunger,” STUDIOS Architecture. Photo credit: Kevin Wick Photography
Canstruction is one of the Architecture industry’s most renowned global nonprofits. Founded in 1992 in New York City, the organization was established to bring Architects and Engineers together to work toward a common cause – hunger relief. Each year in cities all over the world the organization launches competitions among teams from top firms, requiring them to create structurally sound sculptures out of donated cans of food. In NYC, City Harvest distributes the cans to those in need in time for Thanksgiving. To date, Canstruction New York has contributed over one million pounds of food.
Two Parade Staffing team members attended the special 20th Anniversary Canstruction Gala night last Thursday, November 7 at Battery Gardens. At the Gala, the Canstruction jurors announced the awards, including one for Structural Ingenuity and one for Best Use of Logos. The Jurors’ Favorite award went to “Pour Your Heart Out” by Leslie E. Robertson Associates.
“Pour Your Heart Out,” LERA. Photo credit: Kevin Wick Photography
The lovely and hard-working Canstruction team.
This year’s amazing jurors: Andrew Breslau, Tiffany Brooks, Bruce Fowle, Leah Suzanne Kaplan and Ron Ben-Israel.
Parade Staffing team members Lyka Sethi and Miranda Geraci-Yee. Photo credit: Canstruction New York
Parade Staffing contributed a giftcard to Gramercy Tavern for the Canstruction raffle as part of our involvement. We wanted to give a shout out to the winner, Justin Chan of Skanska! Congratulations and enjoy!
Today is the final exhibition day, so be sure to stop by if you haven’t already. The structures are being displayed at Brookfield Place in the World Financial Center Complex. The exhibit was featured on the CBS segment The Couch. Watch the clips here.