Durham, CT – The team of Connecticut-based architecture firm, The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc. (SLAM), and South Elementary of Windsor Locks, won the Connecticut Award at the AIA Connecticut-sponsored CANstruction® CT event held during the recent two-day Associated Building and Contractor’s annual Construction Pro Rodeo in Durham.
“AIA CT has historically chosen to incorporate students into the event,” said SLAM architect, Andrea Lobo Boyle, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, a co-coordinator for this year’s CANstruction® event. SLAM designers, Michael Cafro and Karen Glass spearheaded the team supported by Courtney Erwin, Emily Leyland and Danielle Russo, also SLAM designers.
The SLAM/South Elementary “Harvest Hunger Relief” sculpture, made up of approximately 950 cans, recreated a farm scene complete with a barn, sky, grass, and a pig in the mud on one side and the American flag on the other. According to Boyle, “The team had to do quite a bit of design work to get the labels to work out that way.”
According to the AIA CT, CANSTRUCTION® is a “deliciously inventive charity program” which inspires students in grades 5-12, and their architectural team partners, to work together to raise awareness of the national and worldwide hunger epidemic.