CELC’s CANstruction project gains momentum as students meet with architect Kyle Bradley of HH Purdy Architects. Decisions are made related to the types of cans that should be included as part of their colossal structure, which they will enter into the 2015 statewide CANstruction competition, sponsored by American Institute of Architects (AIA) in support of the CT Food Bank.

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This student/architect team designed and now plans to construct a “pie” chart made entirely of food cans, with a slice representing the percentage of people who go hungry in CT and another slice representing the amount of food waste. CELC students raised nearly $5,000.00 in sponsorships in order to purchase the thousands of cans required to build their intended design.

The CANstruction competition and exhibit will take place Tuesday, 5 May 2015 at the NLC Wallingford Campus
in Wallingford, CT. 
 Schools from throughout the state will participate. All of the cans from the participating groups ultimately will be donated to the CT Food Bank when the event concludes. The public is welcome to attend – CANstructures will be on display through Thursday, 7 May 2015 as part of Associated Builders and Contractors Construction Pro Rodeo.