Last month, a team from SGH’s Boston office worked alongside twenty-two other teams from the Greater Boston area to fight hunger by building structures entirely out of canned food. As part of the annual Canstruction Boston event, we joined with our peers from the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) community to design and build these structures to put on display at the Boston Society of Architects’ BSA Space on Congress Street, with all the final cans going to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank after the competition.
For this year’s “Around the World” theme, the SGH team paid tribute to world legacies by building two totem poles that were each nearly 10 ft tall. This year's team put in countless hours of personal time to search for and pick up the right cans, model and design the totem poles, paint leveling layers, and build the structures. Very special thanks go to all my team members (and their families) for helping this great cause: Susana Amaral, Sean Burns, Susannah Davis, Jordan Dick, Meika Hayles, Derek Johnson, Kyle Karschner, Rachel Lynde, Matthew McDermott, Adam Murphy, Kristen Peterson, Lauren Stenroos, Jennifer Tulipani, and Dan Valentine. I’d also like to thank all of SGH for their support for this event, especially Charlie Russo and everyone in our laboratory.