AIA Northern Virginia’s 12th Annual Canstruction® Competition
November 13-22 at Reagan Washington National Airport
Supporting the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)
Did you know that over 480,000 passengers pass through Reagan Washington National Airport each week?
Our location at Reagan offers us a great opportunity to increase awareness of the number of people in our area who struggle to feed their families and to support the good work of the Arlington Food Assistance Center, a community-based non-profit that provides and promotes dignified access to nutritious food for our neighbors in need.
During the last 11 years we have donated tens of thousands of cans to AFAC, becoming one of their largest contributors. Please visit the AFAC website – www.afac.org – to learn more about their programs.
We are looking forward to our 12th annual competition. Children and adults alike will enjoy viewing the delightful and inventive structures. The public is invited to watch teams build on Friday, November 13, beginning at 5:00p, although the structures become more recognizable as the building continues until midnight. The exhibit will be on display through Saturday, November 21, with De-Canstruction taking place Sunday morning.
Friday, November 13 – Build-Out Night
5:00p-midnight, at Reagan Washington National Airport, Terminals B+C, Level 1, Baggage Claim Area
Teams have seven hours to build. Structures become more visually interesting as the night progresses. Public and members of the press are invited.
Saturday, November 14 – Jury and Press Preview
9:00-11:00a, at Reagan National Airport, Terminals B+C, Level 1, Baggage Claim Area
Members of the press are invited to view and photograph the completed projects, and interview event organizers.
Saturday, November 21 – Last Day of Exhibit
Sunday, November 22 – De-Canstruction
All the food is donated to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC).
Thank you to our 2015 teams:
- HGA Architects and Engineers
- LandDesign & Rust | Orling Architecture
- MTFA Architecture
- Samaha Associates
For details, please visit the AIA Northern Virginia website – www.aianova.org/canstruction.php.