Josh Larson (BS Architecture 2008) captained one of four teams competing in Canstruction 2010 at the Mall of America on Saturday, September 25, 2010. The annual Canstruction event puts thousands of non-perishable food items in the hands of local architects, engineers, contractors, designers and students to see who can design the most creative food sculpture using stacks of food.
Larson's team, which included fellow College of Design alumnus Laura Oestreich (BS Interior Design 2006), assembled a Viking ship set atop a football field in honor of the Minnesota Viking's 50th anniversary. Their design required 4,150 cans of food to construct and approximately 6 hours to assemble the 8'x10'x10' structure.
The team raised $5,000 for the project and spent $3,200 on cans for their design. They donated the reminder of their funds, as well as all of the cans from the project, to Second Harvest Heartland at the end of the competition.
- "Great Pump'can' found in Mall of America" by Jeff Olsen, KARE-TV