November 2017: NCC Design Students' Team Wins "Canstruction" Contest


Immediate:  November 3, 2017

Nassau Community College Student Interior Design Team Wins Juror's Favorite Award at the 2017 "Canstruction" Competition with Derail Hunger, Next Stop, Food Bank  "Derail Hunger, Next Stop, Food Bank"


Garden City, NY — The Nassau Community College Design students' entry was the winner of the "Juror's Favorite Award" at the recent 2017 design/build "Canstruction" competition. Canstruction, a national charity of the Architectural, Engineering, Design and Construction Industries, was created to help local communities fight hunger. Locally, the event is produced by Canstruction, Long Island, Inc., a 5013c non-profit organization. The NCC Interior Design student structure, titled Derail Hunger, Next Stop, Food Bank, competed with those designed by local designers, architects and engineers and includes over 4,700 cans of food. The local chapter of the Interior Design Society, a professional design organization, supported the students' participation in the event. All of the Canstruction entries are on public exhibit at the RXR Plaza in Uniondale through Sunday, November 12. Visitors are encouraged to bring canned food to deposit in the box next to their favorite structure. The exhibit will benefit many local hunger organizations. Media Contact Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 Ref. 1987.11/3/17/50 About Nassau Community College Nassau Community College, part of The State University of New York, is an institution where almost 20,000 full- and part-time students and approximately 10,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. Visit for more information.

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