Wilson Butler Architects has teamed up with “Carmen CANdiego” and Canstruction Boston to end food insecurity in Massachusetts.
Hosted by BSA/AIA, this charity event and exhibition 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. 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 to showcase the creativity of the design industry. The theme this year was “Around the World”. Our 2019 structure’s name is “Where in the World is Carmen CANdiego?” based on the character Carmen Sandiego. We used 2,617 cans in our structure—$3,000 worth of food—to create a sneaky side profile of the iconic detective. In addition to supporting an important cause, our sculpture has won two Canstruction 2019 awards: “Social Media Soup-er Star” and “Best Use of Labels”.