A giant wave, an eight-foot candle, and an homage to Philadelphia’s sports franchises, topped off with an iconic symbol: the cheesesteak. Those were the design entries for an innovative FBSJ fundraising event called CANstruction, staged at the Cherry Hill Mall.
Three South Jersey corporations competed in CANstruction 2015 and were required to build structures made from full cans of food. Their “cansculptures” had to be completed within 12 hours and were judged across numerous categories by a 5-person panel that included Kimberly Bunn, President of American Institute of Architects, NJ.
Participating teams included GREYHAWK, a construction management and consulting firm; Lammey & Giorgio, an architectural and planning firm; and Adams Rehmann & Heggan (ARH), a consulting design firm. The teams purchased the cans of food used to build their structures and generously donated all the cans, more than 15,000 to FBSJ after the contest.
The Philadelphia-themed entry (We Can Do ‘Wit’) from ARH took top honors, winning for best use of labels, best meal, structural integrity, and juror’s favorite. ARH also won the “people’s choice” award in separate voting conducted through FBSJ’s Facebook page. GREYHAWK received the honorable mention award for its CAN-DOLE entry, and Lammey & Giorgio won “Food Bank Favorite” for “The Wave”.