Canstruction Returns To Bayshore

October 6, 2016


The JCC has partnered with Bayshore Town Center and its philanthropic arm Olshan Outreach, to bring Canstruction – an international charity competition - back to Milwaukee.  The unique event challenges architects, engineers and students they mentor to design and build giant structures made entirely of canned food.  Following a public exhibition of the artistic creations and a juried awards ceremony, the food will be donated to a local hunger relief organization, in this case the Jewish Community Pantry.

Led by JCC Board Member Brent Arnold (Estimator, Hunzinger Construction Company), participating organizations include Hunzinger Construction Company, Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP, Eppstein Uhen Architects, GRAEF (Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer-Consulting Engineers), and Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Inc.  Miron Construction Company, Inc. is also sponsoring the event.  Firms will unveil their designs – under a theme of “Wisconsin Proud” – and begin building at 9:00 am on Sunday, October 30th in the rotunda of Bayshore Town Center.  The canned food sculptures will be on display throughout the week, with a juried awards ceremony and reception scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 1st from 5:30-7:00 pm.  The Canstruction exhibition is free and open to the public.

“We are blessed and grateful to have the design community’s support of this event,” said JCC President and CEO Mark Shapiro.  “Working in tandem with our community partners we are able to share this incredibly creative architectural display with the public while they help us fight hunger in Milwaukee.”

More information on the Milwaukee Canstruction event can be found at or by calling Sarah Siegel at 414.967.8185.