WASHINGTON, DC – Aviation and design professionals from The Louis Berger Group revealed a model Boeing 737 built solely from 3,000 cans of food at the 2011 Canstruction Competition in Albany, New York on April 12, 2011. The structure, entitled “Taking the fight against hunger to new heights,” was on display at the New York State Museum until April 28, 2011, when the cans were donated to local food pantries.
LBG partnered with the Albany International Airport to fund the project and worked with two students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to design and build the structure. LBG was one of nine participating teams, made up of design industry professionals, to showcase a structure at this year’s competition in Albany. The two week exhibit will yield more than 50,000 canned goods by its close.
“LBG is honored to have the opportunity to be a part of Canstruction’s fight against hunger,” said Jim Stamatis, Group Vice President for U.S. Operations. “We are committed to giving back to the communities in which we live and work, and I am grateful for the collaboration and support from those who donated to the project, which allowed us this opportunity to give back.”
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The Louis Berger Group, Inc., is an internationally recognized consulting firm that provides engineering, architecture, program and construction management, environmental planning and science, and economic development services. We are a devoted and trusted partner to federal, state, and local government agencies; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry. To this diverse client base we bring strategic vision and an entrepreneurial spirit, developing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems. With a resource base of 5,000 employees and affiliate employees in more than 90 countries, we are able to respond to local conditions while providing clients with the technical resources and rapid response capabilities of a leading global organization.