The Annual Canstruction Boston charity event brings together various architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the Greater Boston area to compete in building sculptures made entirely of canned goods. These canned good sculptures are then on display at the BSA Space and Atlantic Wharf through the end of October; their presence provides an engaging way for visitors to learn about the fight against hunger in Massachusetts. After the sculptures are dismantled, all the canned goods will be donated to a local food bank.

We’re happy to announce that the Merrimack Valley Food Bank based out of Lowell, Massachusetts will once again be the recipient of our canned food donation.

Want to participate in the 2019 Canstruction Boston competition? Download the Call for Entries here, and review the event rules and additional information here.

2019 Canstruction Boston Timeline

  • Call for Entries: Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Build out:  Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Official Opening:  Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Awards + Team Thank You Party:  Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Decanstruction:  Saturday, October 26, 2019

2018 Participating Teams

  • Ann Beha Architects with Thornton Tomasetti (Joint Venture)
  • Architectural Resources Cambridge (ARC)
  • Arrowstreet
  • CannonDesign
  • CRB
  • CUBE 3 Studio
  • Ellenzweig
  • Gensler with ARUP (Joint Venture)
  • Goody Clancy with Silman (Joint Venture)
  • HDR
  • L.A. Fuess Partners
  • Nitsch Engineering
  • PCA (Prellwitz Chilinski Associates)
  • Phase Zero Design
  • Shepley Bulfinch
  • Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
  • Stantec
  • Steffian Bradley Architects
  • Symmes Maini & McKee Associates
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology with Northeastern University/Chi Epsilon Chapter (Joint Venture)
  • Wilson Butler Architects