Canstruction Atlanta Announces 19th Annual Event Design Teams and Sponsors

Canstruction Atlanta Announces 19th Annual Event Design Teams and Sponsors

 September / October 2017 – ATLANTA – Canstruction® Atlanta, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank, today announced its list of design teams and sponsors, who will participate in and contribute to the organization’s 19th annual art and build-out event, resulting in creative structures made of canned food being displayed at three office towers adjacent to Atlantic Station, in Atlanta, Nov. 5-17, 2017.

The competition includes collaboration among individual teams, comprising several of Georgia’s most talented architects, engineers, construction, and design professionals. Each team will design, plan and build a canned food art display, showcasing a unique design concept as a standalone part of the exhibition’s series. The 2017 event design teams include the following:

·       BoggsVickers

·       BRPH and Kennesaw State University Chapter of American Institute of Architecture Students

·       Cooper Carry, Winter Construction and Uzun + Case, LLC

·       Gensler

·       GSB Architects & Interiors

·       HKS, Inc.

·       Newcomb & Boyd

·       Perkins + Will

·       Pond & Company

·       Praxis 3

·       Randall-Paulson Architects, Incorporated and PES Structural Engineers

·       RMF Engineering + HOK

·       Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart

·       The Preston Partnership

·       The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and Stevens & Wilkinson

·       WSP

The design teams will have 10 hours to assemble their structures, and are permitted to use canned goods of all sizes in addition to wood, tape, rubber bands, wire, and Velcro to ensure the finished creations are self-supporting. The creative displays may include iconic landmarks or monuments; space-age robots; popular superheroes and other fictional characters; items related to Atlanta’s burgeoning film industry; and any number of imaginative concepts.

The exhibition will be held at 171, 201 and 271 17th Street NW, Atlanta, and will be open to the general public free of charge seven days a week, Nov. 5-17, 2017, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.

The role of 2017 sponsors will be to provide financial and in-kind donations to help raise awareness about the need to end hunger in Metropolitan Atlanta. Each sponsor is contributing at one of the following levels: “Elite,” “Corporate,” “Platinum,” “Diamond,” “Gold,” “Silver,” and “Bronze.” The Canstruction Atlanta committee will contribute 100 percent of the proceeds to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The 2017 event sponsors include the following:

·       Elite sponsors: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and BISNOW Atlanta

·       Corporate sponsors: Shepard Exposition Services, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, OxBlue Corporation, Loca Luna, and Eclipse di Luna

·       Platinum sponsors: Pond & Company

·       Diamond sponsors: Delta Air Lines and CDI ISA

·       Gold sponsors: Intertek PSI and Anderson Walders Photography

·       Silver sponsors: Hilton Hotels, ARC, Union Jack Ltd., Dalton Carpet Outlet, and Jason Buch Photography

·       Bronze sponsors: Tupperware, PGAL and California Pizza Kitchen

Businesses interested in becoming corporate sponsors of Canstuction Atlanta may do so at www.canstructionatl.com/sponsors.

About Canstruction® Atlanta: Canstruction Atlanta is a unique charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made of full cans of food. After the structures are built, the creations go on display free of charge for the public as a giant art exhibition. At the conclusion of the event, all food is donated to local hunger relief organizations. Recognized for commitment to innovation, hunger relief and collaboration, the organization has helped raise more than 25 million pounds of food since 1992. Learn more at www.canstructionatl.com.

About Atlanta Community Food Bank: The Atlanta Community Food Bank works to end hunger with the food, people and big ideas needed to ensure neighbors have the nourishment to lead healthy and productive lives. Far too many people in the community experience hunger every day, including children, seniors and working families. Through more than 600 nonprofit partners, the Food Bank helps more than 755,000 people get healthy food every year. The Food Bank’s goal is that, by 2025, all hungry people across metro Atlanta and North Georgia will have access to the nutritious meals they need, when they need them. It takes the power of the whole community to make that possible. Learn more at www.acfb.org.

Notes for the Editor:

 ·       For more information, publication clarifications / confirmations, editor attendance for the described activities and events, media sponsorships, and / or scheduling photo shoots or phone- / on-site interviews, please contact Eberly & Collard Public Relations for all media coordination and support.

·       Please direct questions for Canstruction Atlanta and Atlanta Community Food Bank to the media contact. All inquiries will receive responses within 24 business hours, and requested interviews with the two aforesaid organizations will be a top priority.

·       Photos of prior years’ can structure displays are available for publication upon request.

·       Please notify the media contact prior to or upon publication of this information.

·       If you’d like to speak with the Food Bank’s public relations manager, Chaundra Luckett, please contact Don Eberly for coordination. If needed: chaundra.luckett@acfb.org, 678-553-6010.

Media contact: Don Eberly, deberly@ecpr.com, 404-574-2900.

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