AIA Florida Northwest partners with Manna for PensaCan 2023

Pensacola, FL (September 20, 2023) – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Northwest is partnering with Manna again for this year’s PensaCan: Demolish Hunger, Design Hope. PensaCan is a competition where architectural firms and community amateurs create impressive structures made entirely out of full cans of food. Following a week-long display of the structures at Cordova Mall, all food is then donated to Manna for distribution to the hungry of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.


Each participant’s food structure will be displayed at Cordova Mall in the common area between Dillard’s and center court Friday, September 22 through Friday, September 29.


Through donations of food and financial gifts, PensaCan events have provided more than 58,050 healthy meals for those in need.


A panel of judges will vote on structures on Friday, September 22, in categories such as Best Nutrition Award, Best Use of Graphics Award, Most Valuable Award, Structural Ingenuity Award, Juror’s Favorite Award, Honorable Mention, and Best Video Production.


The public may vote for the People’s Choice Award September 22 – 29 at


Participating teams include Ascend Performance Materials, Bullock Tice Associates, DAG Architects, Dalrymple | Sallis Architecture, Goodwyn Mills Cawood, Landrum HR, Nemours Children’s Health, Pensacola High School Engineering Club, and STOA Architects.


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