3,323 food items, 40 students, 7 teams, 4 companies and 1 worthy recipient

Posted on Mar 22, 2011 by Virtual Construction

Last week, Miron Construction hosted judging for the Learning for Life Exploring Program at their corporate office. Nearly 40 high school students interested in architecture got together the week before to build projects they designed out of donated canned and boxed food. This program not only tested the students’ creativity but benefited the community as well. (Click here for a photo gallery.)

The program began with the introduction of judges and a review of the criteria. Each project was then judged on creativity, structural uniqueness, massing/proportions and nutritional value. After judging, the students were able to enjoy snacks and refreshments while various architects interacted with them and answered any questions they had about the industry. The event concluded with a recap on the Learning for Life Architectural Program and the presentation of food to St. Joseph’s Food Program.

Thank you to Festival Foods for donating the food construction materials; to the McMahon Group (Craig Sachs, Mike McMahon, Mike Babbits), the Gries Architectural Group (Jenny Stewart) and various Miron employees for working with the students to develop their projects and teaching them about architectural careers; and to the American Institute of Architects – Wisconsin for judging the projects and awarding prizes to the winning team.

In addition, thank you to the students who participated in the Exploring Program. You should be proud of your work! All of the food used in your designs will be donated to the St. Joseph Food Program and will help numerous people.

Congratulations to the winning team, CAN – Construction and Nonsense! Their team was chosen as the overall winner and the “Contractor’s Choice.”

Here is a list of the students who participated:

CAN (Construction and Nonsense)
Ben Anholzer – Appleton North
Drake Bortolameolli – Appleton North
Austin Coppock – Appleton North
Laura Daley – Appleton North
Marilia Giuste – Appleton North

Revamped Innovation
Olivia Lidonne – Appleton North
Jonathan Baranowski – Xavier
Haley Lin – Xavier
Kaitlyn Schneider – Appleton East

AIA (Architects in Action)
Kirsten Melchert – Appleton North
Michaela Otto – Appleton North
Jordan Peterson – Appleton North
Ashley Weber – Appleton North
Andrew Weiskopf – Appleton North

Seven Cans to the Sky
Jason Vander Wielen – Shiocton
Brian Peterson – Appleton East
Alex Van Rooy – Appleton East

Can Do Builders
Cameron Buck – Seymour
Erik Newling – Seymour
Robin Reedy – Seymour

Green Team
Dylan Hornick – Freedom
Shawn Lax – Freedom
Brett Pullen – Freedom
Tyler Roloff – Freedom

Canostrophic Design
Quentin Bates – Saint Mary’s Central
Kayla VanDyke – Saint Mary’s Central
Grady McHugh – Menasha
Patrick Moyihan – Menasha


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