Gausman & Moore has partnered with CMA Architects on projects throughout the country for several years. This year G&M helped contribute to CMA’s project to raise public awareness and thousands of pounds of food for Second Harvest Heartland.
For years CMA’s Dallas office has participated in Canstruction®, a national charity that is committed to ending hunger. Seeing how much fun it was and wanting to participate in a good cause, people from CMA’s Minneapolis office decided to participate this year as well.
Canstruction® Minneapolis brought together architects, engineers and designers from across the Twin Cities to showcase design/build sculptures built entirely through ordinary cans of food. The sculptures were built and displayed at the Mall of America from Sept. 15-17.
CMA’s sculpture was titled “Life is Better at the Lake” and was inspired by the beautiful lakes of Minnesota. To build the sculpture, CMA ordered more than 2,700 cans of food, which were all donated to Second Harvest Heartland once the event was complete.
G&M donated $500 to CMA to help fund the project.
“We love working with CMA Architects and we were proud to help support such a fun and worthy cause,” said G&M President Ed Studniski.
Angela Feulner, Vice President at CMA, said the CMA staff enjoyed the challenge of making their idea come to life. This involved starting with an inspirational photo and then selecting the right color and size of cans to use and then designing it all into a work of art.
“It’s been great to see everyone extend their creative input to conceptualize what is basically a full-blown exhibit out of cans, in hopes of it taking shape in reality,” said Feulner. “And who doesn’t like a little bit of healthy competition to unite our industries and give back to the community?”
For more information about the Canstruction® event and Second Harvest Heartland, go to www.2harvest.org.