Canstruction Santa Fe 2018 winners

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The “Rock You Like a HurriCAN” “can-sculpture” came out on top in three categories for the Canstruction® Santa Fe 2018 awards, presented by AIA Santa Fe at Santa Fe Place Mall on Friday, June 14.

A judges’ panel awarded highest scores to “Rock You Like a HurriCAN,” built by team Studio Southwest Architects in the following categories: Structural Ingenuity, Best Original Design and Best Meal. The Best Use of Labels Award went to “RockCAN Under the Sea,” built by team D/P/S, Jaynes, and Century Sign Builders. The People’s Choice Award went to “RockCAN Under the Sea.”

Teams had 10 hours to complete their sculpture, or “can-sculpture” made out of canned food on June 8. Teams planned their concepts for their cansculpture to incorporate this year’s theme: “Rock-CAN-Roll.” The “can-sculptures” will be on display until June 17.

Participating teams for the 2018: Dekker Perich Sabatini (D/P/S), Jaynes Corp. and Century Sign Builders -Barbara Felix Architecture + Design (BFA+D) -WSP Engineers -Studio Southwest Architects -Dyron Murphy Architects.

Canstruction® Santa Fe is sponsored by: Hutton Broadcasting, Goodmans Interior Structures, Century Sign Builders, Arktura, Gemini Rosemont Commercial Real Estate, and Smith’s Food and Drug (Cerrillos location), and AIA Albuquerque.

Canstruction is presented by: AIA Santa Fe, made possible by a generous gift from Santa Fe Place Mall and benefits The Food Depot.

A special thank you to our judges: Adrian Gomez, (Journal arts and entertainment editor), Paul Weideman, (The Santa Fe New Mexican’s Pasatiempo reporter), Ray Sandoval, corporate communications, PNM, Santa Fe City Councilor Renee Villareal, City Councilor, Jessica Garate, KRQE main evening news anchor, and Santa Fe City Councilor Signe Lindell.

For more information, visit the Canstruction® Santa Fe Facebook page. More information and photos of all “can-sculptures” can be found at: