2018 CANstruction PHL
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2018 marks the 12th Anniversary of the CANstruction® Philadelphia event to benefit Philabundance and help drive hunger from our communities. With over 100 cities around the World participating in CANstruction®, we are proud to host one of the TOP 20 CANstruction® events here in our own Philadelphia Community.
Each year, the Philadelphia Emerging Architects Committee of AIA Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and Design invite Philadelphia’s leading architects, engineers, contractors, design firms and schools of design to participate in this unique effort. CANstruction® offers our design community the opportunity to publicly exhibit our imagination and creativity while also demonstrating our concern for the less fortunate members of our community. CANstruction® is organized entirely by aspiring architects, designers and philanthropists, and through this event the Philadelphia design community serves as a catalyst for positive change in our own backyard.
Since its humble beginning in 1992, CANstruction® has donated nearly 30 million pounds of canned food to community food banks demonstrating that we can have a positive impact on the alleviation of hunger and malnutrition. In the last 11 years, CANstruction® Philadelphia has raised over 425,000 lbs of food and over $55,000 for those in need in our local communities through Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization!
This year, we are more than excited to bring our event to an amazing new venue, Bok Building! We will be taking over the Girl’s Gym, through the 800 Mifflin Street entrance, transforming it into a first floor gallery space to host our 2018 exhibit from Friday June 22 through Friday June 29 (hours to coincide with Bok Bar). The theme for this year’s event is: IMPACT.
Wherever a CANstruction® competition is held, thousands of hungry people are fed, an awareness of the issues surrounding hunger are highlighted publicly, and a spotlight is placed on the design and construction industry as we give back to the communities that we help to build. CANstruction® is one competition where everyone wins. We hope that you will rise to meet our challenge to “CANstruct a World without Hunger.” One CAN: make a difference.
There will be a FREE Award Ceremony event on Wednesday, June 27 at 6pm, after which, everyone is encouraged to enjoy celebrate the accomplishments of all of our teams at Bok Bar!
Saturday, June 23 - 6pm-10pm (Bok Bar open)
Sunday, June 24 - 12pm-10pm (Bok Bar open)
Mon-Tues, June 25-26 - 6pm-9pm (Bok Bar closed)
Wed-Thurs, June 27-28 - 6pm-9pm (Bok Bar open)