Teams of San Antonio Architects, Engineers,
Contractors, Designers and Students attending
Schools of Architecture, Engineering and Design.

June 09 Deadline for Entry – 5:00 pm
June 12 Kickoff Meeting – AIA San Antonio, 6:00 pm
Sept. 10 Build Day – 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sept. 11Can Opener Awards – 6:00 pm
Sept. 11-23Open to Public
Sept. 24DeCANstruction – 7:30 am

North Star Mall
7400 San Pedro Avenue

To benefit the San Antonio Food Bank

Complete entry form online at with $250 Entry Fee*.

*Selection of build location is based on the order payment received. Entry fee is non-refundable. Contact Cindy at with questions.

This international food drive created by the Society for Design Administration elevates public awareness of the worldwide hunger crisis by showcasing the creative talent of design and construction industry professionals and the students they mentor via a competitive of a design/build competition in 150 cities around the world.

For the last decade, the San Antonio chapters of The American Institute of Architects and the Society for Design Administration have partnered to produce this creative community event at North Star Mall for the benefit of the San Antonio Food Bank. The competition challenges teams of dedicated architects, engineers, and contractors as well as students from San Antonio College’s AIAS Chapter to build amazing sculptures using canned goods. These supersized masterpieces are juried by a panel recognized community leaders who select the best from the entries. The winners are publicly announced at the Canopener Awards Ceremony attended by 250 industry and community members. Teams compete for awards in categories such as Structural Ingenuity, Best Use of Labels, Best Meal, Juror’s Favorite and Best Use of the Color Orange. Two Honorable Mention Awards are also given.

The Canstruction creations remain on public display at North Star Mall for two weeks. During that time the public is encouraged to cast its vote for the People’s Choice Award. The winner of that coveted prize remains on display at the San Antonio Food Bank for year.

At the conclusion of the event, all canned goods are donated to the San Antonio Food Bank. Canstruction 2015 generated 97,000 pounds of food which equated to 81,308 meals for the hungry. In its first decade, Canstruction® in San Antonio has donated an incredible 472,095 pounds of food for the hungry in the San Antonio Food Bank’s 16-county service area.

Together, we are fighting hunger and feeding hope, one can at a time.

2022 CANstruction Entrants:

RVK Architects, Lundy & Franke Engineering and F.A. Nunnelly Company

AIA Student Chapter at San Antonio College


HDR, Inc.

PBK & Deltra Systems

Merrick & Company

Luna Architecture

RVK/Lundy & Franke/F.A. Nunnelly
Alamo Architect and Turner Construction
Rogers-O’Brien Construction
San Antonio College

2018 CANstruction Entrants:

PBK / Kimley-Horm
San Antonio College AIAS
RVK / Lundy Franke Engineering
Alamo Architects
Marmon Mok
IES/Lopez Salas Architects, Inc.
Merrick & Company
Joeris / LPA

2017 CANstruction Entrants:


Mustard Design Architects

Smithdish Architecture

Alamo Architects and Turner Construction

San Antonio College

Ford, Powell & Carson Architects and Cleary Zimmermann

RVK Architects and Lundy & Franke Engineering

Michael Imbimbo, Inc. and Barker Structural

LunaMiddleman Architects

Merrick & Co

Kimley-Horn and PBK Architects

       Joeris General Contractors and Garza | Bomberger Architects

LPA, Inc.

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