Building The Future Together

Hunzinger’s Canstruction team worked hard this past weekend setting up its own version of Bernie’s Chalet using over 2000 cans of non-perishable food. Canstruction is an international charity competition that challenges architects, engineers and students to design and build structures made entirely of canned food. Following a public exhibition of the artistic creations and a juried awards ceremony, the food is donated to a local hunger relief organization, in this case the Jewish Community Pantry. The event was sponsored by the Jewish Community Center in partnership with Bayshore Town Center and its philanthropic arm, Olshan Outreach.

Participating organizations included Hunzinger, Plunkett Raysich Architects, Eppstein Uhen Architects, GRAEF and Zimmerman Architectural Studios.  Firms unveiled their designs, under a theme of “Wisconsin Proud,” and began building around 9:00 a.m. on Sunday. The Hunzinger team included JCC Board Member Brent Arnold, Brian Holz,  Donnie Bogle-Boesiger, Kevin Johnson and Andy Seiter.

The canned food sculptures will be on display throughout the week, with a juried awards ceremony and reception on Tuesday, November 1st from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 pm. The Canstruction exhibition is free and open to the public.

Click here for Fox6 coverage of the event.

CANSTRUCTION UPDATE! We are excited to announce that the ballots have been counted and after a very close race, the People’s Choice award went to Hunzinger Construction for Bernie’s Chalet! A total of 13,000 cans were delivered to the Jewish Community Pantry as a result of this years’ competition! We know that this event has lasting impact for everyone as, together, all the teams worked to combat hunger in Milwaukee.