15th Annual CANSTRUCTION®: HUNGER IS NO LAUGHING MATTER, to Open October 18th at Bunker Hill Community College

Oct 15, 2010, 11:49 ET from Bunker Hill Community College

Event to Benefit The Greater Boston Food Bank

BOSTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the past 14 years, Boston-area design and construction firms have donated nearly 524,000 pounds of food (the equivalent of 399,000 meals) to the Greater Boston Food Bank through their participation in CANSTRUCTION. Thirteen firms will be participating again this year, during the 15th annual event taking place at Bunker Hill Community College starting on Monday, October 18, 2010, and running through Friday, November 5, 2010.

Competing CANSTRUCTION® teams, led by architects and engineers, will showcase their talents by designing giant sculptures made entirely out of canned foods. The firms will play off the theme "HUNGER IS NO LAUGHING MATTER," and sculptures will include a replica of Comedian Conan O'Brien, Cookie Monster, Garfield Eating Lasagna, a Penniless Clown, Mooninite Marketing Bomb Redeemed, and others. Participating firms include ADD Inc./Arrowstreet JV, ARC Architectural Resources Cambridge, CBT, EYP Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, GENSLER, Nitsch Engineering, Payette, PCA Prellwitz Chillinski Associates, Robert Silman Associates, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger, Symmes Maini & McKee Associates, TRO Jung/Brannen and Wiss, Janney, Elstner/Northeastern University/JV.

CANSTRUCTION® will be open to the public from Monday, October 18, through Friday, November 5, 2010. Viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The opening reception/announcements will take place on October 18 at 10:30 a.m. in the main BHCC lobby. The GALA and awards announcement will take place on Thursday, October 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Twelve structures will be placed throughout the Bunker Hill Community College campus, 250 New Rutherford Ave., Boston, MA. In addition, ARC Architectural Resources Cambridge will build "Mapping Hunger" at the Greater Boston Food Bank warehouse located at 70 South Bay Ave., Boston, MA. For additional information on events and activities that are being held in conjunction with CANSTRUCTION® visit www.bhcc.mass.edu. You may also contact BHCC Art Gallery Director Laura Montgomery at 617-228-2093 or by e-mail at lmontgomery@bhcc.mass.edu.


CANSTRUCTION® is sponsored annually by the Society for Design Administration (SDA) and the Boston Society of Architects and is a trademarked design/build international competition. Teams of architects, engineers, and students compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food. Since its inception, ten million pounds of food has been donated to aid in the fight against hunger. CANSTRUCTION® has over 130 individual competitions scheduled to take place during the 2010-2011 cycle. For more information, log on to www.canstruction.org.


Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts. The College enrolls more than 12,000 students on two campuses and at four satellite locations. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Six in ten students are people of color and sixty percent of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls more than 700 international students who come from more than 90 countries and speak 75 different languages.


The Greater Boston Food Bank distributes more than 34 million pounds of food and grocery products annually to nearly 600 member hunger-relief agencies throughout eastern Massachusetts in a dedicated partnership to end hunger in our region. The Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation's food bank network. For more information about The Greater Boston Food Bank, visit us at www.gbfb.org, become a fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (@gr8bosfoodbank), or call us at 617.427.5200.

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BHCC Media Contact:

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