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"Weather" you plan your days by the Farmer's Almanac, the political winds of the campaign season, or the schedules of your favorite teams, we're all reminded that as we prepare for playoff baseball and football, there is also a colder reality that for many, basic needs will get even harder to meet. While playoff excitement soars, thermometers plummet, forcing too many of our neighbors to make increasingly difficult choices about how to provide for themselves and their families.
Our inspiration comes from the passion that fired up fans at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium for generations. While it gave life to an energy that fueled City Championships, MLS titles, MLB pennant races, and Super Bowls, RFKanucopia will give back by sharing a bounty to help tackle hunger. Our team aims to tap home plate one last time, swing for the fences, and hit one out of the park against hunger.
We also took home the award for Best Stadium/Arena out of 38 teams!
Number of Cans:
Campbell’s, Healthy Choice Chunky Chicken and Vegetable Soup, 18.8 oz, 152 cans
Bumblebee, Chunky Tuna, 5.5 oz, 1,606 cans
Musco Family, Black Olives, 6 oz, 60 cans
Musco Family, Black Olives, 3.8 oz, 60 cans
Musco Family, Black Olives, 2.25 oz, 60 cans
Hunt’s, Diced Tomatoes, 14.5 oz, 88 cans
Hunt’s, Tomato Sauce, 8 oz, 44 cans
Nature’s Promise, Spaghetti, 16 oz, 54 boxes
CGS Design Team:
Anna Karewicz, Ed Foley, Derek Banocy, Joe Lobos, Jonathan Chung, Julianna von Zumbusch, Kelsey Wilson, Lexa Rio, Marielle Asenjo, Mary Butcher, Patrick Masterson, Roland Michelman
CGS Build Team:
Anna Karewicz, Ed Foley, Derek Banocy, Joanna Schmickel, Lexa Rio, Roland Michelman
Note about CANstruction:
CANstruction is a nationwide program that aims to raise awareness about hunger. In DC, CANstruction is organized by the Washington Architectural Foundation as a creative design-build competition that benefits the Capital Area Food Bank through donations of canned goods. Teams from architecture and design firms from Washington, DC use their skills to build sculptures out of cans of food. The nutritious shelf-stable food is donated to the CAFB for distribution to those in need after the event.
CGS Architects is proud to announce the beginning of Third Thursday Volunteering with Martha’s Table! In 2018, we completed the ‘Commons at Stanton Square’ in DC’s Ward 8 that houses programs for Community of Hope and Martha’s Table. Martha’s Table is a community services organization initially founded in 1979 to create a place for children to receive free sandwiches and food after school. In response to the needs of the surrounding community, they have gradually expanded services to seek solutions to poverty.
The building might be done but the work is never finished! Every month 3-4 individuals from CGS volunteer with Martha’s Table for their Joyful Grocery Bagging, getting healthy foods to those in need. Yesterday was our first day out. A big thank you to Tooba Jalal, Kelsey Wilson, and Kerry Garikes for being the first volunteer!
Duke Ellington School of the Arts chosen as a Graphisoft Showcase Project. Graphisoft is the BIM program used by CGS Architects.
Curbed DC took a walk around the newly renovated Palisades Library. Check it out!
In preparation for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Ribbon Cutting, we put together a brochure covering its history, program data, and construction photos.
CGS Architects’ latest completed residential project featured in the Summer 2016 edition of Architecture DC Magazine. Read it here.