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WBA Wins Canstruction Awards

(l-r) Alison Horwitz, Chris Giblin, Krista Farmer, Leah Brave Solomon, and Vivian Nguyen with award-winning canstruction, “Where in the World is Carmen CANdiego?”

Boston – Hosted by BSA/AIA, Canstruction is a charity event and exhibition that brings teams of architects, designers, engineers, and contractors together to compete in awe-inspiring feats of engineering to create sculptures made out of canned goods and other nonperishable food items, without the use of glue or other adhesives.

Wilson Butler Architects (WBA) created “Where in the World is Carmen CANdiego?”  to address the theme of “Around the World.”

In addition to supporting an important cause, the sculpture won two Canstruction 2019 awards: “Social Media Soup-er Star” and “Best Use of Labels.”

The studio used 2,617 cans in its structure – $3,000 worth of food – to create a sneaky side profile of the iconic detective.

Founded in 1992, Canstruction’s mission is to highlight the issue of hunger and food insecurity across communities, collect food for distribution to thousands, and showcase the creativity of the design industry.

WBA was the only firm to win in two categories.