2019 Call for Entries has closed.

A total of 32 teams have entered the 27th Annual Canstruction New York Design/Build Competition and we are excited to see what each team builds in November.

Save the Date!

Plan now to come see the 32 amazing structures in the 2019 Canstruction® New York Exhibit at Brookfield Place New York in lower Manhattan, 230 Vesey Street, 10281: November 7 - 21, 2019. The exhibit will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, including Saturday and Sunday, except the 21st when the exhibit closes at 6:00 p.m. to dismantle the cansculptures.

Groups School classes and groups larger than 7 individuals should schedule their arrival by sending an email to email@canstructionny.org with Group in the subject line. Please include information about the date and time you wish to visit.

The 26th Annual Canstruction New York Exhibit was a great success!

We hope you were able to visit the 2018 exhibit at Brookfield Place. If not, take a virtual tour of the exhibit below. We collected almost 65,000 pounds of food from the cans and other non-perishable food items in the cansculptures and the public donations for City Harvest!

RAND Times Up for Hunger
Click the image on the left to take a virtual tour of the 2018 exhibit! All structure images by Ashok Sinha
We have our winners!

Congratulations to the award winners of the 26th Annual Canstruction New York Design/Build Competition:

  • Best Original Design - RAND Engineering & Architecture, DPC: Time's Up for Hunger
  • Structural Ingenuity and People's Choice - HOK: CAN-un-DRUM
  • Best Use of Labels and Most Cans - WSP USA: Grand CANyon 8,235 cans
  • Best Meal - AKF Engineers: Gnome More Hunger
  • Honorable Mention - LERA Consulting Structural Engineers: Outrunning Hunger
  • Honorable Mention - STUDIOS Architecture - Now You See It - Now You Don't
  • Cheri Award - WB Engineers+Consultants: Kong-quer Hunger!
About this year's Jury
  • Michael Carron, Partner, TLM Group LLC
  • Dan Churchill, Executive Chef, Charley St
  • John Gering, AIA, Managing Partner, HLW
  • Molly Heintz, Editor in Chief, Oculus Magazine
  • Matthew Katakis, Owner, Butcher Bar and Pita Pan
  • Peter Poulakakos, Founder, HPH Hospitality
  • Katie Workman, Author and Blogger, Dinner Solved!; The Mom 100 Cookbook; The Mom 100 Blog
2018 Canstruction New York Jury

From left to right: Dan Churchill, Peter Poulakakos, John Gering, Matthew Katakis, Katie Workman, Michael Carron, and Molly Heintz

Canstruction® New York is a 501(c)(3) Corporation. is an international charity competition where architects, engineers, contractors and students they mentor, compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food. At the close of the New York City competition all of the food from the cansculptures and food donations from the public will be donated to

New York City is joined by over 150 cities across North America and other countries such as Australia and New Zealand who will hold Canstruction® Competitions in the coming year. Highlighting the creativity and compassion of top architectural and engineering firms, these astounding structures are helping to change the world - by lifting the spirits of those in need, by raising public awareness, and most importantly, by collecting millions of pounds of food for local food banks.
If you would like more information about Canstruction New York and how you or your firm can be involved, please contact us at email@CanstructionNY.org.
Groups If you are planning on bringing a school class or a group of 7 or more people to see the exhibit, please contact us for scheduling in September. Put Group in the subject line and send to email@CanstructionNY.org with information about the date and time you wish to visit.
Contact us at email@CanstructionNY.org if you have any questions or comments.

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The Canstruction® New York exhibition is presented with generous support from Brookfield.