CANstruction 2017

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CANstruction® is a unique design competition and charity event that supports local hunger relief organizations. Each year this global event gathers teams of architects, engineers, contractors and students to design one-of-a-kind structures made entirely out of canned foods. This year, seven teams from the Baltimore region will assemble structures at the passenger terminals at BWI Airport. The structures will be on view for two weeks. All cans from these structures will be donated to the Maryland Food Bank after the event.

In its seven-year history, AIABaltimore’s participation in CANstruction has presented the Maryland Food Bank with close to 75,000 pounds of food and over $5000 in cash donations.


September 9 – CANstruction Build Day

September 18 – Reception and Awards Presentation

October 2  – De-CANstruction of Sculptures

Find out more about CANstruction through

Johns Hopkins University – Water Taxi
Michael Baker Intl – Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
Whitman Requardt & Assoc. – Soaring Away from Hunger
Wilmot Sanz, Inc – One Giant Step for Cankind


Structures will be reviewed by a panel of judges:

  • Mrs. Yumi Hogan, Maryland First Lady
  • Mr. Pete Rahn, Secretary of Transportation, MDOT
  • Mr. Ricky Smith, Executive Director, MAA
  • Mr. Paul Shank, Chief Engineer, MAA
  • Mr. Carmen Del Guercio, President & CEO, Maryland Food Bank

Participate in the People’s Choice Award! Vote for your favorite by liking it on the BWI Facebook Page. The entry with the most likes will be deemed the winner: