Working with industry partners DWL Architects and Schafer Engineers, a Sundt team participated in the Phoenix Canstruction competition, which runs through Thursday at the Phoenix Convention Center.
The team’s entry is a phoenix comprised of more than 6,000 cans of food. The structure, which measures more than 8 feet tall, was planned using building information modeling to work out the design, get an accurate can count and ensure the display fit the physical constraints of the competition.
Canstruction is an international community service event where design teams compete to build structures out of canned food. For the past 11 years, Canstruction, in conjunction with the Arizona Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services, has invited architects, engineers, contractors, design firms and schools of design to participate in this effort to help St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. The event offers the design community the opportunity to exhibit its imagination and creativity while helping the less fortunate in our state. Since its inception, Phoenix Canstruction has provided more than 400,000 pounds of canned food for those in need across Arizona.
The Sundt team included Ryan Abbott, Doris Baker, Melissa Love, Rich Gohl, Deni Liechty, Matt Vandenberg and Randy Zastrow. Our sponsors were E&K of Phoenix, Dow Diversified, Bell Steel, JFK Electric and Century Sign Builders.
To see the entries, please visit the Phoenix Canstruction Facebook page.