What is CANstruction?

CANstruction, Inc. is a national charity of the design and construction industry created by the Society for Design Administration in 1992. For millions (about 1 in 7), each day begins and ends with the anguish of hunger. CANstruction is determined to help end this suffering #letsendhunger. CANstruction is a design/build competition showcasing the talents of design and construction industry professionals and students they mentor. At events held around the world, teams are given 8 to12 hours to defy expectations, logic and gravity as they build fantastic CANsculptures from thousands of CANs of food. Driven by the knowledge that their CANsculptures will change lives – by lifting the spirits of those in need, by raising public awareness, and most importantly, by filling the shelves of local food banks – dedicated volunteers bring their creations to life.  These super-sized masterpieces are judged in a variety of categories. The unconventional art exhibits are opened to the public.

CANstruction uses one CAN as a catalyst for change. One CAN to represent the building blocks of these massive CANsculptures. One CAN to prove that every act of kindness makes a difference. Through the generosity of volunteers, judges and members of the community, CANstruction has contributed millions of pounds of food to community food banks – demonstrating that we CAN win the fight against hunger. One CAN make a difference. One CAN at a time.

2020 CANstruction Schedule

Fall 2019

Registration Deadline


November 2019

Team Captain's Meeting

December 2019

Preliminary Design Due

January 2020

CAN Orders to Carrs

March 13, 2020

CAN Drop

March 20, 2020

Build Day

March/April 2020

Free Public Display of



March/April 2020

Award Ceremony

March/April 2020


Past Anchorage Best Original Design Winners #bestoriginaldesign

Questions, comments or ideas?
Email us at info@canstruction-anchorage.org
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