Canstruction Rochester’s 11th annual design-build competition has officially begun.
Ten local teams designed and constructed giant sculptures made entirely out of canned food on Saturday at The Strong National Museum of Play. The sculptures, all of which celebrate “play,” will be on display for two weeks.
Presented by Buckingham Properties, Canstruction Rochester serves as a major food drive for Foodlink and provides a fun way for local companies, architects, engineers, and students to team build. Since its inception in 2006, the competition has resulted in over 330,000 pounds of donated food for local families.
Participating teams include:
· APD Engineering & Architecture
· Bergmann Associates
· Hanlon Architects
· HBT Architects
· Kids Can Too
· LaBella Associates
· Rochester Institute of Technology
· Rochester Institute of Technology – Honors Engineering
· SEI Design Group
· Wegmans Development Group
The sculptures will remain up for public viewing through Nov. 17 at The Strong. The special exhibit requires museum admission, and is open during The Strong’s normal operating hours. On the weekend of Nov.10-11, The Strong is offering a free ride on the carousel, train, or five arcade tokens with each canned food donation. A panel of local judges reviews the sculptures and will present awards in several categories. Visitors may vote for a People’s Choice Award in person during the first week of the display.
Winners in all categories locally go on to compete internationally. For additional event information and photos of past competitions, visit.