2017 Canstruction Winners

Best Original Design “Once there was a tree…” by CR Architecture + Design/Whiting Turner

Structural Ingenuity “20 Years of Helping to Transform Hunger in Cincinnati” by K4 Architecture

Best Use of Labels “Cincinnati’s Web” by Champlin Architecture

Best Meal “Having a Ball – 20 Years of Kicking Hunger in the Can” by FRCH Design Worldwide

Most Cans “Once there was a tree…” by CR Architecture + Design


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Interested in being a part of the Cincinnati Canstruction competition? There will be many opportunities to be a part of this exciting and worthwhile event!

Serve on the Event Planning Committee!

Click Here for the Call for Volunteer form.

Be a Sponsor!

Sponsorships are available for the Annual Cincinnati Canstruction event.  See the Canstruction Sponsorship Commitment Form   for information on how you can partner with us as a sponsor.

Create Your Team!

Have you been thinking about putting together a team?  Make this the year that you’ll be a part of such a great event.  Call For Entries.

You CAN Make A Difference


Canstruction is an international community service project of the design and construction industry to benefit community food banks.  With the support of local teams, thousands of hungry people are fed; a greater awareness of the issues surrounding hunger is brought to the public while spotlighting the local design and construction industry giving back to the community.

Architects, engineers, designers and contractors compete to design and build fantastic giant-sized structures made entirely out of canned foods.  After the structures are built and the winners declared, the creations go on view to the general public as a giant art exhibit.  At the close of the competition, all of the food used in the structures is donated to the local food bank for distribution to community emergency feeding programs.  Through the generosity of volunteers, celebrity jurors and members of our local community, Cincinnati Canstruction has contributed 736,000 pounds of food to the Freestore Foodbank, enough to provide over 613,000 meals to our hungry neighbors in the Tri-State area..  ‘One Man Can’ be a catalyst for change.  If you are interested or would like additional event information, contact us.

Canstruction, Inc. is a volunteer trademarked charity created by The Society for Design Administration as their non-profit foundation.


Canstruction structures will be located throughout the downtown Cincinnati area.  We are still confirming locations so check back often. Currently, our site hosts include:

  • The Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts – 650 Walnut St.
  • The front lobby of the Aronoff Center for the Arts – 650 Walnut St.
  • The Scripps Center – 312 Walnut St.
  • The Downtown Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton Cnty – 800 Vine St.
  • Street-level window – 101 West Seventh St.
  • Hyatt Regency Cincinnati – 151 West 5th St.
  • The lobby of Carew Tower – 441 Vine St.
  • Macy’s Fountain Place – 505 Vine St.
  • The PNC Center – 250 East Fifth St.

Be sure to visit locations that are in your area.
Information on the walking tours is available here.

Want to take a guided tour?

Join us for one of our Saturday “Strut the Structure” tours. This free, family-friendly tour will start from the Weston Art Gallery at 10:00 am and take approximately 90-minutes. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged.



Announcing our 2017 teams that will be competing in this year’s design competition:  

Cincinnati Canstruction Photo Gallery

20th Annual Canstruction Photos

19th Annual Canstruction Photos


Cincinnati Canstruction is currently seeking sponsors for our ompetition. Details here Canstruction Sponsorship Commitment Form.
Special Thanks to Our Event Sponsors and Contributors:





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