DC Architecture Week starts this Friday September 12. Events include workshops on how to select and work with architects, a day-long student design competition and architect-led tours of historic landmarks undergoing sustainable design renovation. There is also a "CANstruction Build Out," where spectators can watch architects and engineers make giant structures from canned goods over six hours.
More event info below the jump...
The can structures are "de-CANstructed" and donated to the Capital Area Food Bank at the end of Architecture Week. Last year's competition resulted in 42,000 pounds of canned goods donated to the Capital Area Food Bank.
The competition challenges architects and engineers to build creatively and quickly and, at the same time, spotlight hunger problems in the community.
Click here to see the full event listings of DC Architecture Week.
[CANstruction photos from the Washington Architectural Foundation.]