Local architects will build seven new structures at Reagan
National Airport in seven hours to achieve their mission of feeding Arlington’s neediest citizens. The
remarkable pace of construction is owed to the fact that the installations will be constructed entirely of
canned foods. After a public viewing period, the structures will be de-canstructed and donated to the
Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), a non-profit organization providing supplemental groceries to
families in need.
Organized by the American Institute of Architects/Northern Virginia Chapter (AIA NOVA) and AFAC,
Northern Virginia’s 10th Annual Canstruction® competition celebrates the commitment that local architects
have made to support their community and have fun while doing so. Most importantly, hundreds of
families will benefit from thousands of donated cans.
Children and adults alike will enjoy viewing the delightful and inventive structures. The public is invited to
watch teams build on November 1 from 5:00p to midnight. The structures will be on public display through
All events take place at Reagan National Airport, Terminals B+C, Level 1, Baggage Claim Area.
Event begins at 5:00PM
Presented by: AIA Northern Virginia