2019 Teams

Disneyland Resort | Design & Engineering
“There’s a CAN in my Boot!”
7,100 cans
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow – U-n-I-CAN End Hunger”
5,300 cans
Gensler and W.L. Butler
“Fighting Hunger to Mars and Back”
3,900 cans
“Connecting Communties, Fighting Hunger”
4,400 cans
SVA Architects
“REFLECT – Food for Thought”
2,600 cans
Terracon and WD Partners
“Lucy CAN Help”
2,400 cans
Webb Foodservice Design
“A Small Difference CAN Bring Giant Change”
6,800 cans

KTLA 2016 CanstructionOC Live Interviews

Gayle Anderson was live in Costa Mesa for the 9th Annual CANstruction Orange County Design/Build Competition, which combines the fun of a design/build competition with an ingenious way to help feed hungry people… Read more

Daily Pilot – Month-long Festival of Children Begins Friday

A month of activities, performances and charity outreach kicks off Friday with the start of the annual Festival of Children at South Coast Plaza.

The event, in its 15th year, will be held at the Costa Mesa mall on weekends through September.

“The festival offers over 75 children’s charities a free opportunity to educate the community about the important work they are doing, conduct donor outreach, recruit volunteers and seek collaborative opportunities with like-minded organizations and individuals,” Jennifer Gordon, director of marketing and corporate communications for the Festival of Children Foundation, wrote in an email… Read more

Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”

Disneyland Resort recreate flying Dumbo for Orange County Food Bank’s Canstruction®

OC REGISTER – OCT. 7, 2015

Everyone knows Dumbo is the elephant that can fly, but would a Dumbo made entirely of cans fly, too?

Well, not actually fly — but would it look just like the Dumbo found on the ride at Disneyland? That’s what a team of engineers and architects from the Disneyland Resort wanted to know when they decided to volunteer and take part in the Orange County Food Bank’s eighth annual Canstruction® event.

“We want to make it seem like he’s flying over clouds in the air when we’re done,” said Tuan Nguyen, a mechanical engineer with the Disneyland Resort… Read More

‘We CAN Win the Fight Against Hunger’ Winners of the 2015 Competition


VOICE OF OC – SEPT. 29, 2015

Canstruction Orange County and the OC Food Bank are pleased to announce the winners of the 8th Annual Canstruction Orange County Design/Build Competition!

The competition brought together nineteen local architectural, engineering, and design teams to create phenomenal structures built entirely out of canned food, all built in under 12 hours. This event is held each September during the month of September in conjunction with the Festival of Children.

This year the structures were hosted at both South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa and ARTIC in Anaheim.

Architects Orange Get Into Canstruction

Architects Orange members pose in front of their sculpture Rising Above Hunger built for the Canstruction charity fundraiser.

OC REGISTER – SEPT. 21, 2015

To help end hunger, an architectural firm in Old Towne Orange put its building skills to work.

Architects Orange, the largest architectural firm in Old Towne, decided for the first time to participate in this year’s Canstruction Orange County, an event where groups design and build sculptures out of canned goods, which will later be taken down and donated to local shelters.

Architects Orange titled its 8-foot-tall sculpture “Rising Above Hunger.” It features a large hot air balloon… Read More

Canstruction Design and Build Competition at ARTIC


Canstruction Time-Lapse


Thousands of Food Cans are Stacked to Create Eye-Popping Structures

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Deft hands carefully steadied cans of tuna, baked beans and chicken inside Anaheim’s large transit station.

The collection of preserved food slowly took shape into a regal lion rising more than seven feet tall.

The public art piece and four other colossal canned food structures crafted by local architecture and engineering firms will be displayed through Sept. 27 at the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center as part of an effort to feed the poor… Read More