It starts with one can.
To feed the hungry. To lift the spirit. To change the world. Canstruction®, a charity committed to ending hunger, is using ‘one can’ as a catalyst for change. Thousands of families in our region access hunger relief programs each year. CANstruction is an annual exhibit and design competition that connects talented architects, engineers, contractors, and students to imagine and create colossal structures built completely out of canned food items. The structures are on display on the fourth floor of the New York State Museum for two weeks, raising awareness of food insecurity in our region while highlighting the local talent of design firms. At the close of the exhibit, every can is donated to the Food Pantries for the Capital District to help feed families in the Capital Region.

For more information please visit the official website: or contact Sara Stein, AIA NCARB, LEED BD&C at 518 795-3849, or at


Canstruction® 2016

March 16-30, 2016
Fourth Floor Terrace Gallery


Taking a Look Back...

Canstruction® 2013

March - April 2013

3rd Annual Capital Region Design/Build Competition
Thursday, March 28 - Thursday, Aprill 11, 2013




Canstruction® 2013 Sponsors

CAN You Imagine? is presented by Price Chopper with EYP Architecture & Engineering, AIA and media sponsor Times Union.  Thank you also to our generous CANGold Sponsors: Key Bank, Zone 5, Camelot, Marvin Doors & Windows with Harbrook, CSArch, Gilbane, and Randall Perry.  Our CANSilver sponsors include DataFlow and CDPHP



Jurors' Favorite: "The Very Hungry CANerpillar" by
Sano-Rubin & Envision Architects


Best Use of Labels: E=MC2 by CHA


"Souper Mario Bros" by CSArch


Jurors' Favorite: Sano-Rubin & Envision Architects with
AIAENY President Anna Campas


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