Canstruction New York 2014

The exhibit was open from November 6th through November 20th 2014 in the Winter Garden and lobby of 250 Vesey Street, Brookfield Place. NYF Pick New York Family selected Canstruction New York as one of their events of the month for November 2014. Read about it on their site.

Click on the photo to take a virtual tour of the 2014 exhibit

Winter Garden 2014
Thanks to ArtsBrookfield, there were, also, 3 Structures on display in November outside of the competition at the following Brookfield Office Properties locations:
  • Grace Building, 1114 Avenue of the Americas (entrance on 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • 245 Park Avenue
  • One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway

The 2014 winners!

The winners of the 22nd Annual Canstruction Competition are:

Jurors' Favorite: Hungry to the Core by Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA)

Structural Ingenuity: Turn it Around by GACE Consulting Engineers, PC

Best Meal: Hounding Hunger by RAND Engineering & Architecture, DPC

Best Use of Labels: StaTUNA of Liberty by Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP

Honorable Mention: The Thinker by CetraRuddy

Honorable Mention: A Balanced Meal by Gensler

Most Cans: Van Gogh Away Hunger! by STUDIOS Architecture with 6,000 cans

Cheri Award

The Cheri Award was given to CetraRuddy for their entry The Thinker. This was the fifth annual awarding of this prize named for Canstruction Founder, Cheri C. Melillo. Each year the criteria for this award changes and is awarded by the organizing committee or its agents. Cheri’s son, Brion van Over, and husband, Bruce Melillo awarded this year's prize to a team that has embodied the perseverance that Cheri was known for.

Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who made the 22nd Annual New York City Canstruction Design/Build Competition possible.

The jury was comprised of:

  • Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair, Manhattan Community Board 1
  • Robert Simko, Co-Founder/Co-Editor/Publisher, The Broadsheet
  • Jason Cameron, Host of DIY Network’s Desperate Landscapes, Man Caves and Sledgehammer
  • Jordan Gruzen, FAIA, Director Emeritus, Gruzen Samton
  • Gavin McCloskey, Founder and President,
  • 2014 Jurors

    Left to Right: Robert Simko, Jason Cameron, Catherine McVay Hughes, Jordan Gruzen, FAIA and Gavin McCloskey
    Photo: Tara Davis, Brookfield Office Properties

    Canstruction New York canstructures do well in Atlanta!

    Gensler A Balanced MealLERA Hungry to the Core
    Local teams Gensler and Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA) won Honorable Mention for "A Balanced Meal" and the Jurors' Favorite Award for "Hungry to the Core" respectively for their canstructures in the 2014 - 2015 International Canstruction Competition! Congratulations to all those involved.
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The Canstruction® New York exhibition is presented with generous support from Brookfield.