CANstruction 2024 Team Registration

  • Date

    Friday, June 14 2024-Sunday, July 14 2024

  • Time

    Multi-day event.

CANstruction 2024 will take place at the National Building Museum Sunday, November 24. 

CANstruction 2024 Timeline:
*some dates are subject to change*

  • Registration- June 14-July 14
  • Kickoff Meeting- June 14
  • Submit your Concept- August 12th 
  • Food Order Due- September 4th
  • Turn in your Poster Information- October 4th
  • Team Visit Food Orders at CAFB- October 23rd–November 16th
  • Food Order Payment Due- October 31st
  • BUILD! Sunday, November 24th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.
  • Jury Deliberations- November 25th
  • Collect your Award and DeCanstruction- December 2nd at noon

ABOUT Canstruction

CANstruction is a nationwide program that aims to raise awareness about hunger. In DC, CANstruction is organized by the Washington Architectural Foundation as a creative design-build competition that benefits the Capital Area Food Bank through donations of canned goods. Teams from architecture and design firms from Washington, DC use their skills to build sculptures out of cans of food which are displayed for a week in the Great Hall of the National Building Museum. The nutritious shelf-stable food is donated to the CAFB for distribution to those in need after the event.

This program is generously sponsored by BluEdge, Capital Area Food Bank, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Giant, National Building Museum, TW Perry, and Washington Architectural Foundation.