MTFA wins international Canstruction award

MTFA Architecture's entry in the "Canstruction" competition picked up an international award for 2016.

ANNUALThe Northern Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 15th annual “Canstruction”  celebration, to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), will run through Nov. 3 at Washington Dulles International Airport.

The competition “celebrates the commitment that local architects have made to support their community and have fun while doing so,” the organization said. “Most importantly, hundreds of families will benefit.”

Teams use canned goods to construct designs that are judged in a variety of categories, with the winners going on to compete in the International Canstruction competition.

Build-out night is slated for Friday, Oct. 26 from 5 p.m. to midnight, with judging taking place on Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. Public viewing runs through Nov. 3.

At the end of the public-display period, canned goods will be donated to AFAC for distribution to local families.

All events will take place in the transportation level at Dulles. For information, see the Web site at

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