On Sept. 30, 11 teams of local architects and allied design and engineering professionals will put their building skills to the test as they creatively “canstruct” giant structures – each made entirely of several thousand cans of food – in AIA Honolulu’s 12th Annual Canstruction® competition at Pearlridge Center.

This year’s theme – “Browse a Library of CANstructures” – will help guide the teams’ use of can shapes, sizes and labels to design and construct their creations. Together, we can create volumes of meals for the hungry in our community, one can at a time.

Members of the public are invited to participate in Canstruction® by voting for their favorite canned-food structures during the two weeks of display following build day. The Canstruction® structure that receives the most votes (one can of donated food equaling one vote – but only cans count!) during the exhibition will be named People’s Choice Award winner.

Teams will actively “canstruct” their sculptures on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m.

Completed structures will be on display for People’s Choice voting (through canned-food donations) up to and including Saturday, Oct. 14. Please visit Canstruction® at Pearlridge Center and bring canned-food donations to support Hawaii’s hungry families!

Kids Can Corner: On Canstruction® day from 10 a.m. to noon, AIA Honolulu member-architects will lead keiki ages five to 12 in building a special structure with hundreds of cans donated for their use. Families are asked to please bring at least five (5) cans of food as a Hawaii Foodbank donation to join in the fun in the Kids Can Corner.