Mar
2008

Stacking More Cans For A Great Cause

What stands eight feet high, extends eight feet wide, and weighs over 6,200 lbs? The answer is this year's GBBN CANstruction project: "Stack More Cans!'

Once again GBBN will be participating in the Society for Design Administration (SDA) CANstruction competition being held locally March 25 thru April 6. Teams of architects and engineers compete to design and build GIANT structures made entriely from full cans of food. GBBN won last year's Cincinnati compeition with its "Slam Dunk Against Hunger" creation.

This year's design, "Stack More Cans" was inspired by LEGO. This year GBBN celebrates its 50th anniversary and coincidently so is the LEGO building block. At the conclusion of the event, GBBN will donate close to three tons of canned food to the Cincinnati FreeStoreFoodBank, that will in turn make the food available to people in need in and around the Greater Cincinnati area.

"We always look forward to CANstruction," said Ray Mack, GBBN's CANstruction team coordinator. "Every year we try to come up with a design that is better and more innovative than the last." The firm has garnered an impressive number of CANstruction design awards over the years including "Judge's Choice". "We couldn't do it without the support of the firm's leadership, the generous monetary donations we receive from our consultants and friends, and especially the volunteers that help design and build the selected project," said Mack. "It's definitely a team effort from start to finish."

 

CANstruction projects will be on display at the Weston Gallery in the Aronoff from March 25 through April 6. Stop by and see what the city's creative designers have come up with this year, all in the name of a good cause -- fighting hunger.

CANstruction began in 1992, and since then has donated over 10,000,000 pounds of food to aid in the fight against hunger. Currently there are over 100 individual competitions scheduled to take place during the 2007-08 campaign.