More than 30 Dewberry employees gathered at the National Building Museum in late August 2014 to build a structure out of 4,500 cans – all of which were donated to the Capital Area Food Bank.

The annual CANstruction fundraising event for the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, DC, is a design competition between architects, engineers, and contractors organized by the Washington Architectural Foundation. The competition showcases structures made entirely out of full cans of food. After the structures are built, the structures go on display to the public as an art exhibition; a week later, the cans are donated to the Capital Area Food Bank. This year’s DC CANstruction resulted in a donation of over 55,000 lbs of food and 45,833 meals.

Dewberry’s concept, CAN•D•LAND, captured the essence of the Candy Land board game. With its winding path, enchanting castle, and vibrant three dimensional elements, the structure brought the game to life.

Click here to read about Dewberry’s CANstruction 2011 participation in Richmond ( and Northern Virginia (

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