CANstruction Committee
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CANstruction® is a unique charity art exhibition and event featuring structures made by teams of AIA members and community partners. Structures are made entirely out of full cans of food. Design, architecture, and the built environment intersect with the Annual CANstruction event based upon an on-going need in Hawaii to feed the hungry. At the end of the exhibition, all cans are donated to the Hawaii Foodbank.  AIA Honolulu’s Annual CANstruction event Build-Day is generally in October. Reminders, deadlines, and updates are distributed frequently through mid-year and more heavily closer to the event.

CANstruction is a friendly design competition among those in our profession of creativity. It focuses on internal teamwork amongst the participating firm-teams, showcasing AIA member’s talents, efforts, generosity to the general public.  CANstruction also provides an outlet for AIA Honolulu to work positively with the general public. 


Canstruction Committee Goals

  • Place community service as its highest priority

  • Develop a theme for each CANstruction planning effort

  • Reach out to firms, vendors or other organizations to participate for a charitable cause

  • Seek sponsors for the Keiki Corner, where children can participate on build day, developed to
    encourage ‘STEM’ education and an interest in what architects, engineers, and builders do

  • Facilitate design for team banners, fliers, keiki corner

  • Enthusiastically promote AIA Honolulu in community service

2018 CANstruction

Planning for the 2018 CANstruction Event on October 6 is well under way!  Click Here to learn more.


Get Involved

Membership in the CANstruction Committee is open to all AIA Honolulu members and community partners. The committee generally meets 2-3 times total in the months of Jan, Feb, Mar, and Apr.  Build Day is in the fall on a Saturday; DeCANstruction Day is on a Sunday.


Canstruction Committee Leadership and Members

For more information about the CANstruction Committee please email Elyse Takashige, AOA at elyse@whitespacearchitects.com.

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