Teams of New Jersey architects, engineers and design professionals will be competing at the Morris Museum to create a structure from canned goods that is 10 foot x 10 foot x 10 foot high.

The event is part of a national program that calls upon teams of architects and design professionals to envision and build creative structures made entirely of canned food. The Canstruction’s theme this year is “Stories of Hope” with five teams participating.

Build Day: Friday, October 25
Viewing of Structures: through Tuesday, November 5

Visitors to the Museum can view the Build Day, the final structures, and the winning design as part of their Museum admission.  Please bring a can of food to donate to the Food Bank of NJ!

This event benefits the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Further details are available at

In 2018, there were nine teams competing in the event which contributed
29, 599 lbs. of food, roughly 19,000 cans and approximately $3,000 in monetary donations with the help of participants and generous sponsors.


Award categories and winners:
  • Structural Ingenuity: Lights of Hope; Gannett Fleming, Inc.
  • Best Meal: Shining a Light to Sink Hunger; Gensler Morristown
  • Best Use of Labels: Bear-ly Made It; Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers
  • Juror’s Favorite: Hurt – Heal – Hope; De Biasse & Seminara Architects, PC
  • Most Cans Used: Hurt – Heal – Hope; De Biasse & Seminara Architects, PC
  • Best Original Design: The Butterfly Effect; Turner Construction



Image Top: Canstruction 2018 at the Morris Museum. Photo by Amiet Goldman.


Oct 25 2019 - Nov 05 2019


Sunday, 12-5pm
11:00 am