CSArch Joins CANstruction for the 6th Year


CSArch has participated in CANstruction since the first year, making this their 6th time on the 4th floor.  Team Captain Kyle Smith, shared “Throughout the years we have not only raised money, participated in the design competition and donated thousands of cans but we have also met with local food pantries and handed out the food that were donated because of this event.  It is an amazing experience to be able to help the community from start to finish.”

This year their team worked with Huck Finn’s and centered their design around the “Playland”, formerly known as Hoffman’s Playland. Their structure embodies the steam engine train that carries guests throughout the Playland.

When asked why they find CANstruction rewarding, Kyle explained, “Working with our peers to develop an idea,  finalize a design and then building it is a very useful and meaningful  team building experience.  Knowing that our participation in this event is for an amazing cause to fight hunger in the Albany capital region is very rewarding.”

Kyle went on to say, ” Our team usually includes high school interns who have been working in our office through a high school internship program that helps team them with Architectural professionals to see the importance of team work and volunteerism in our career.”

Congratulations to the team! Want CSArch to win, bring some cans to the Museum and donate them in the bin next to the Steam Train.


This photograph was taken by Damian B Photography.

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