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Who: Teams of Architects, Engineers, Contractors or Student Teams.

Why: It starts with one CAN. To feed the hungry. To lift a spirit. To change the world.

100,000+ Alaskans, including 30,000+ children, access hunger relief programs supported by the Food Bank of Alaska. CANstruction's annual Design/Build competition puts a visual spotlight on hunger while showcasing the Anchorage design community's best and brightest.

When: April 8, 2022

Where: Dimond Center Mall (800 E Dimond Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99515)

Theme: Games

Event Title: Game Night

What: Design and build structures made entirely from CANned food within a 10'x10'x10' area. See instructions rules and regulations for more information.

Awards will be given in the following categories

  • Best Original Design #bestoriginaldesign

  • Most CANs #mostCANs

  • People's Choice #peopleschoice

  • Best use of Labels #bestuseoflabels

  • Structural Ingenuity #structuralingenuity

  • Food Bank of Alaska #fbamostwanted (see more here)

Additional Info: See Links above. Have questions/comments/ideas, email us at

2022 TEAMS


  1. Architects Alaska / BBFM Engineers

  2. Coffman Engineers, Inc. / Cornerstone Construction / MCG Explore Design

  3. CRW Engineering Group, LLC

  4. DOWL

  5. Enterprise Engineering, Inc.

  6. NVision Architecture, Inc.

  7. RIM Architects / Reid Middleton

  8. R&M Consultants, Inc.



January 11, 2022

Registration Deadline

Teams pay fee, only need to commit to having a team. HARD deadline.


January 12, 2022 @ 1600

Team Captain's Meeting

Representative(s) from each team attends a meeting the the committee to get more info and ask any questions they have.

Februrary 4, 2022

Preliminary Design Due

Email a sketch (PDF or JPEG) to the committee @ The sketch can include any level of detail you wish.

February 11, 2022

CAN Orders (Carrs)

Download form for Carrs or Fred Meyer. Follow instructions on form.

February 25, 2022

CAN Orders (Fred Meyer)

Download form for Carrs or Fred Meyer. Follow instructions on form.

TBD, 2022

CAN Drop


TBD, 2022

Order Additional CANs

Deadline to notify Fred Meyer/Carrs if CANs were missing or issues with colors.

April 8, 2022

Build Day

Teams will be building, the public is welcome to view the action in progress

April TBD, 2022

Free Public Display of CANstructures and #peopleschoice voting.

Spend some time walking around all the awesome CANstructures throughout the Dimond Center.

April 18, 2022


Structures are taken apart. Teams must help de-CANstruct if their structure.


Awards Ceremony

For participating teams only

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