AIA Northern Virginia
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Canstruction Build-Out Night
October 4

At Dulles International Airport.

Organized by AIA Northern Virginia and the Arlington Food Assistance Center, our 16th annual Canstruction® competition celebrates the commitment that local architects have made to support their community and have fun while doing so. Most importantly, hundreds of families will benefit from thousands of donated cans.

Children and adults alike will enjoy viewing the delightful and inventive structures. The public is invited to watch teams build on October 3 from 5:00p until midnight. The structures will be on public display at the airport through October 12.

Before these whimsical works become meals, they will be evaluated by an expert panel and awarded in the categories of Best Original Design, Best Meal, Best Use of Labels, Most Cans, People’s Choice and Structural Ingenuity. Winning entries will go on to compete in the International Canstruction competition.

Learn more about Canstruction 2019 on the event page at

Members of the press are welcome to attend and speak with chapter organizers and team members.

Canstruction® is a national charity of the design and construction industry under the auspices of the Society for Design Administration.