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FRIDAY FUNNY: 2009 Chicago CANstruction Winners

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Friday Funny

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Published on August 21, 2009 with No Comments

The 3rd annual Chicago CANstruction® Competition successfully raised over 70,000 pounds of food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. In addition, the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) donated $2,500 to the organization, both of which will help make significant strides towards feeding hungry people across Chicago. The gala event on June 11 was attended by over 200 guests.

CANstruction® is a design and build competition that benefits local food banks across the nation. It allows local architects, engineers, and construction companies to create incredible structures using canned goods, while using their design skills to fight hunger. All of the canned goods used in the structures are donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Help Feed a Mouth, Lend a Hand by Klein and Hoffman

Help Feed a Mouth, Lend a Hand by Klein and Hoffman

NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS
JURORS’ FAVORITE
“CANtilever with Souper Graphics”
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP/Mortenson Construction

STRUCTURAL INGENUITY
“CANtilever with Souper Graphics”
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP / Mortenson Construction

BEST USE OF LABELS
“Hope” (pictured, above left)
TGRWA

MOST CANS (over 7,000!)
“Food Bank”
Eckenhoff Saunders Architects

HONORABLE MENTION
“This global eCANomy is fishy”
SmithGroup

HONORABLE MENTION
“Can I Have Another Scoop?”
Halvorson and Partners, OKW

LOCAL CHICAGO AWARD WINNERS
PEOPLE’S CHOICE
“HUNGER IS NO JOKE.”
HDR Architecture, Inc.

AIA/SEAOI AWARD “MAKE NO SMALL CANS”
“CANtilever with Souper Graphics”
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP / Mortenson Construction

CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY AWARD “IN DEMAND”
“Put Out the Fire – End Hunger Now!”
RJN Group

This year’s teams included:
Bailey Edward Design Inc.
BLDD / Gilbane
Booth Hansen
Bovis Lend Lease
BSA Lifestructures
Eckenhoff Saunders Architects
Epstein / Areotek
Firm
Gensler
Ghafari
HDR
Klein and Hoffman
Larson Engineering
Nagle Hartray Danker Kagan McKay Penney Architects
OKW Architects and Halvorsen Engineering
RJN Group
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Smithgroup
TJRWA
V3 Companies
Willis HRH

CANstruction® once again ran in conjunction with The Merchandise Mart’s NeoCon® World’s Trade Fair, the country’s largest conference and exhibition of contract furnishings for the design and management of the built environment.

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at schwartz@groupc.com.

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