In an effort to give back, and have a lot of fun, APD entered a team into the 2017 Canstruction® event help in Rochester, New York.
Canstruction® is a unique nonprofit organization that holds annual design-build competitions to build giant sculptures made from canned food. After the sculptures are built and winners are declared in several categories, the sculptures remain on display for two weeks. At the close of the competition, all of the food is donated to Foodlink.
Each year has a theme and 2017 was Fantasy & Fairy Tales. APD’s answer to that was Sorting Hat from Harry Potter. Many people agreed with the design decision, because this sculpture won The People’s Choice Award, as well as the Structural Ingenuity Award.