Washington, DC (December 2015) KCCT won the “Structural Ingenuity” award in CANstructionDC 2015 for its design of Washington Dulles International Airport. CANstruction is a unique charity that hosts competitions showcasing structures made out of cans of food, which are then displayed as a giant art exhibition. Transportation was this year’s theme. KCCT, founded 32 years ago with commissions for domestic and international transit projects, has since transitioned to architecture, interior, and masterplanning projects, including international projects in more than 140 countries, so the firm decided to pay homage to Washington Dulles International Airport, where the journey to visit those international projects begins. KCCT was one of 24 DC area architecture and design firms to participate. The KCCT team used 3,360 cans of food to create Dulles: 2 Pringles to Paradise.
CANstructionDC 2015 collected 68,313 pounds of food and $5,070 for the Capital Area Food Bank, Which translates to 69,600 meals. The event, sponsored by the Washington Architectural Foundation, was held in late November at the National Building Museum. At the end of the event, all food was donated to local hunger relief organizations. Since 1992, CANstruction has helped collect nearly 30 million pounds of food in more than 150 cities nationwide.
KCCT (Karn Charuhas Chapman & Twohey), Architecture | Planning | Interiors, is located in Washington, DC. With more than 34 years of experience, KCCT has completed over 160 projects internationally and more than 400 domestic projects for clients including the U.S. Government. KCCT’s design excellence has been acknowledged with more than 30 professional awards, including GSA National Design Awards and AIA Design Awards.