Local architects and engineers compete in unique event supporting Arkansas Foodbank Network
The third annual Canstruction® design competition, benefiting the Arkansas Foodbank Network, will be held at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. Little Rock-based architecture and engineering firms will be given just 12 hours to defy expectations, logic and gravity as they build fantastic sculptures from thousands of cans of food.
Each canned-food structure must fit in a 10’ x 10’ x8’h space. The structures will be on public display in the at Clinton Library from January 17th to February 4th. Once the structures are dismantled, the canned food will fill the shelves of the Arkansas Foodbank Network, which distributes almost 25,000 pounds of food a day to needy families.
“Canstruction® is such a unique and fun event that brings needed attention to the issue of hunger in our country, our state and our city,” said Donna Csunyo, associate principal with The Wilcox Group Architects in Little Rock and president of the Society for Design Administrators Arkansas chapter, which hosts the competition. “These structures are absolutely amazing; we have some very talented designers in Little Rock. People won’t want to miss seeing them!”
This will be the second year that the Canstruction® structures will be on display at the Clinton Library. A team of design and engineering experts will judge the structures on the morning of January 17th. Awards will be presented to teams during a reception on January 18th at the Clinton Library.