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Annual Design/Build Competition - April 3-10, 2016
Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, New York

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Canstruction® is an international hunger-relief competition where architects, engineers and contractors compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food.

Gold Sponsors

        Wegmans Food Markets

             Lockheed Martin

             Lourdes Hospital

Supporting Sponsors
Binghamton Noon Rotary
Binghamton Giant Market Inc.
BLI Alumni Association

Broome Cooperative Insurance
Vestal Rotary Club

Special Thanks
Oakdale Mall

Sponsorship opportunities available, click here for more information.

All proceeds benefit

At the close of the competition, all of the proceeds from Canstruction® of the Southern Tier will help support hunger-relief activities in Broome County. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier and CHOW work in partnership to leverage national, regional, and local resources to end hunger in our community. The canned food used in each structure will be distributed through CHOW to emergency food programs throughout Broome County including food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community meal programs.

The funds raised will support both agencies’ hunger-relief efforts including the Food Bank’s BackPack Program™.

Winners of Canstruction® of the Southern Tier will be nominated for the chance to compete on a national level.

It starts with ONE can. To feed the hungry. To lift the spirit. To change the world.

Who: Architects, Engineers and Designers
What: Design and build structures made entirely out of canned goods
When: April 3-10, 2016
Where: Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, New York
Why: To benefit the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and CHOW
How: To enter, click on the "Call For Entries Form" link below, complete and mail to the address listed on the form.
Entry fee $100 per team (non-refundable).

Click on the links below to access Canstruction Broome 2016 forms
Call For Entries
Rules and Regulations

Calendar of Events

Click here for a Canstruction® FAQ sheet.

The 2nd annual Canstruction event in 2015 was a big success!

Congratulations to all the teams for an amazing event!
Click here to view photos of the 2015 structures.

Canstruction 2015 teams and structures:

1. BCK-IBI Group - "Don't Let Hunger Go-Round"
2. Chobani -
"Cho for CHOW"
3. IBM, Endicott - "We THINK we CAN! TIME to Wipe Out Hunger"

4. Visions Federal Credit Union - "Slow and Steady"

5. Rockwell Collins - "Every Can is Awesome"

7. Binghamton Noon Rotary - "The (Rotary) Gearwheel"

7. Broome-Tioga BOCES - New Visions Engineering Academy and Lockheed Martin -"May the Food Be With You!"

8. Keystone Associates Architects, Engineers & Surveyors, LLC - "Remy's Famous Ratatouille"

For sponsorship opportunities and more information contact:
Ashley Learn, Community Engagement Coordinator
at 607.796.6061 x4033 or email  

Canstruction® is organized under the auspices of The Society for Design Administration (SDA).


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