Orange County Canstruction Event Back for 4th Consecutive Year
One of the most visually stunning demonstrations of talent and creativity within the architectural
and engineering communities will provide a muchneeded source of food for the Orange County
Food Bank, which services the more than 500,000 Orange County residents who are food insecure.
Costa Mesa, CA, July 28, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Orange County Canstruction® Design/Build Competition
at South Coast Plaza to Have 15 Structures Built of 60,000 Canned Foods to Support Orange County
One of the most visually stunning demonstrations of talent and creativity within the architectural and
engineering communities will provide a muchneeded source of food for the Orange County Food Bank,
which services the more than 500,000 Orange County residents who are food insecure.
On September 2nd, after the South Coast Plaza has closed for business, 15 teams of architects,
contractors, engineers and design students alike will be busy building structures made entirely out of
canned foods, in Orange County's 4th Annual Canstruction® Design/build Competition. It will take these
teams 12 hours working throughout the night to create structures that will have people wondering “How
did they build that?” and saying “Wow that is amazing.”
These teams have spent over eight months designing and testing their structures to make sure what looks
good on paper can actually be built of cans, such as Campbell's Soup and Bumble Bee Tuna. Participating
teams for this year's competition include: CH2MHill; Disneyland Resort, Design & Engineering;
Dougherty + Dougherty Architects LLP; FIDM; Fluor; Gensler; Hall & Foreman, Inc; Jacobs;
Lionakis/Cal Poly Pomona; Patriot Environmental Laboratory Services, Inc.; PJHM; Suffolk-Roel; URS
Corp; Ware Malcomb; and WATG.
The structures will be on display and open to the public on both sides of South Coast Plaza from
September 3-25 during normal Plaza operating hours. At the end of the event, all the cans used to create
the amazing structures will be donated to the Orange County Food Bank for distribution.
Canstruction® is the most unique food charity in the world. A foundation of the Society for Design
Administration (SDA), Canstruction® is a design/build competition held in cities throughout North
America, Australia, and cities throughout the world will soon be participating. Each year teams of
architects and engineers compete to build unique sculptures made entirely out of canned foods. Last year,
similar Canstruction events were held in 75 cities across North America; those events resulted in over 2.2
million pounds of food being donated to aid in the fight against world hunger.
Orange County Canstruction® is supported by the Orange County Chapters of The Society for Design
Administration, The American Institute of Architects, and Society of Marketing Professional Services in
association with the Orange County Food Bank and the Festival of Children.
Since 2008 Orange County Canstruction has donated over $18,000 and 90,000 lbs of food to the Orange
County Food Bank.
Contact: Laura Rose
All Media is welcome to come to the Plaza on Build Night (September 2nd) starting at 9:00pm to capture
footage and interview teams participating in this event. South Coast Plaza is located at: 3333 Bristol
Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626
For more information about please contact Laura Rose at 714.235.5120 or email@example.com.
Orange County Canstruction
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