Marietta, Ga. (Dec. 5, 2011) The SPSU American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) partnered with the Atlanta-based architecture firm BRPH to compete in the 13th Annual Canstruction of Atlanta, a design/build competition involving canned food held in November at Colony Square: SPSU won an award for Structural Ingenuity in its first appearance at this competition, facing off against teams of Atlanta architects, engineers, contractors, designers and students from schools of architecture, engineering and design.
The SPSU AIAS team created an eight-foot tall cancer-awareness “ribbon” from 1,400 cans of food in remembrance of those who have fought any type of cancer.
The team included Adam Thomas (team captain), Adam Lamb (BRPH and SPSU alumnus), Jessica Nelson, Felicia Blake, Richard Burden, Ruben Chitu, Marie Kitchen, Chase Robinson, Eleanor Rochelle (SPSU alumnus), Kristen Tolentino, and Jereme Smith (SPSU alumnus).
Canstruction Inc. is a nonprofit organization that holds annual design and build competitions to construct fantastic, giant structures made entirely out of canned food. In each city after the structures are built and the winners declared the creations go on view to the general public as an art exhibit. All of the food used in building the structures is donated to local food banks for distribution to community emergency feeding programs.