Trending
10 Questions With... Maurice Mentjens
Prolific designer Maurice Mentjens, whose firm has won the Dutch ...
Crypton Introduces its First Vinyl
Revl, a new vinyl from Crypton in collaboration with O’Sullivan ...
MoMA Proves Latin American Architecture is More Than Oscar Niemeyer
Eladio Dieste. Church in Atlantida, Uruguay, 1958. Photo by Leonardo ...
Axor LampShower with Nendo: A Genius Fusion of Water and Light
Sponsored by Axor It's well known in product development that ...
Product Roundup: 29 Outdoor Furnishings
  From hanging loungers and sculptural planters to striking silhouettes ...

JOB ZONE

jobseekers:

employers:

 
Weekly Poll
Which flooring trend are you dying to specify?

    Calendar Upcoming Events
    Apr 01
    Moscow, Russian Federation

    Domotex Russia

    Apr 03
    New York, NY

    Blackman Cruz Auction

    Apr 08
    San Diego, CA, United States

    Boutique West in San Diego

    Apr 14
    Orlando, FL, United States

    Coverings '15: The Global Tile and Stone Experience

    Apr 14
    Milano, Italy

    isaloni/Cosmit - Salone Internazionale del Mobile


    Close Search by date

    or See All Upcoming Events

    industry_article_detail_left_zone

    Canstruction LA Competes to Feed the Hungry

    HMC Architects and Buro Happold Engineers won the Structural Ingenuity Award in 2011. Photo by Tom Bonner.

    In what marks the seventh-annual Canstruction LA design and build contest, six teams of architects, designers and engineers will use cans of food to generate donations for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. This year for the first time, the event will be presented as part of the Los Angeles Downtown Art Walk. The structures will be on display at the city's Farmers and Merchants Bank Building on Thursday, January 10, 12pm-10pm, and on Friday, January 11, 11am-7pm.

    The 20-year-old Canstruction non-profit hosts similar fundraising competitions in over 140 cities worldwide, and generated 15-million pounds in canned food donations last year.

    “Take a Bite out of Hunger” by RTKL, winner of Jurors’ Favorite Award 2011. Photo by Tom Bonner.

    “Canstruction LA was organized as a way for the design industries to contribute to the problem of hunger in Los Angeles County,” says Julie D. Taylor, Hon. AIA/LA, one of the original members of the Canstruction LA Steering Committee. “We have engaged some of the biggest names in architecture, construction, and engineering, who have consistently amazed us with their creativity and dedication to the cause," she continues.

    After the exhibit, all the cans will be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Rather than charging admission, Society for Design Administration, the organizer of Canstruction LA, encourages the public to donate to the Food Bank directly by texting FEEDLA to 80888 for a $10 donation.

    Callison and KPFF Consulting Engineers won Best Use of Labels Award in 2011. Photo by Tom Bonner.

    industry_article_detail_central_zone