CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thousands of cans of food will stock shelves at Kanawha County’s Covenant House Food Pantry following the 2019 Canstruction Charleston design-build competition at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences.
On Monday night, awards were presented to the seven participating teams made up of architects, engineers, builders, church members, school students and community groups.
The award for “Structural Ingenuity” went to Silling Architects for a rocket display.
“Best Use of Labels” was won by John Adams Middle School for a build that included the outline of West Virginia.
Lighthouse of Learning Academy and Silling Architects was awarded “Best Meal” for a display that included cans of cherries, black olives, chili, roast beef hash, potatoes, plums and refried beans.
“Best Original Design” went to Pickering Associates and George Washington High School for a sculpture of Snoopy and his plane that used more than 5,570 cans of food.
The design also won “People’s Choice.”
Honorable Mentions were presented to the Alum Creek Elementary Student Leadership Team, The Thrasher Group, Inc. and the team of ZMM Architects and Engineers and Charleston Montessori.
All money donated for “People’s Choice” votes and the canned goods used in the building will be donated to the Covenant House Food Pantry.
The can structures were scheduled to be on display at the Clay Center through Wednesday.
Over the years, organizers said Canstruction Charleston has donated more than 213,000 cans of food providing an estimated 231,479 for clients of Covenant House Food Pantry.