The Power of a Canned Good

Canstruction-2016On First Friday this April, teams composed of architects, engineers, designers and students attending the Schools of Architecture, Engineering and Design will build ‘Hero’ themed structures at 6 build sites around downtown Raleigh. What makes it so special? The structures will be completely composed of canned goods that have been donated to the local food bank in efforts to stop summer hunger. CANstruction has raised over 40,000 cans of food for the food bank which will be turned into these giant works of art and finally into at least 33,000 meals for local families.

CANstruction’s build sites include Red Hat, Capital Bank Plaza, Alfred Williams, the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM), Citrix and Lucky B’s. These sites are partners with the AIA Triangle and advocates for good design and the prosperity of downtown Raleigh.


Play Your Role:

  1. PARTICIPATE: Get to any build site on April 1st between 5pm-8/9pm and pick up your scavenger hunt card. Get it punched at each build site you visit, get all 6 stamps and you get FREE admission to the party! All sites are walking/rickshaw distance to one another.
  2. VOTE: Visit the Facebook Voting Page to vote for your favorite structure for the “People’s Choice” category
  3. PARTY:  Once you have visited every site head to the party at Lucky B’s for food, live perforamces, door prizes, the awards presentation and more!
    • WHERE: Lucky B’s; 609 Tucker St
    • WHEN: 7pm-2am
    • There will be Free Papa John’s Pizza, Free Jersey Mike’s Subs, Free CAKE (compliments of Sugar Shock Custom Confections), Free Beer (compliments of RF Jefferies), Free Wine (compliments of Raleigh Wine Shop), Full Cash Bar

The CANstruction committee is working with Uber / Lyft and local cabs for discount codes; stay tuned!


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