Winning Teams Announced in Architecture Center Houston's 9th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off
HOUSTON, December 19, 2017 – Architecture Center Houston hosted the 9th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall's Hermann Square Saturday December 9, 2017. More than 4,000 spectators attended the event and cheered on the teams while playing in the kids' construction zone and hanging out with Santa.
This year, 35 teams of local architects, engineers, design professionals, students, and enthusiasts competed to impress the judges and take home the coveted Grand Prix de Show for their edible structure. Additional awards were given for Best Architectural Icon, Tallest Standing Structure, Best Holiday Themed, Best Non-Holiday Themed, Best Houston-centric, Most Creative Interpretation of Materials, and Public Favorite. Teams had 5 hours to build and decorate their structures from 100% edible materials. Competition Rules are available online here.
Council Member Karla Cisneros
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Bobby Jucker, 3Brothers Bakery
Amy Moen, President, Architecture Center Houston Foundation
Below are pictures of the winning teams and their creations.
Grande Prix de Show
Jackson & Ryan Architects
A Nightmare Before Christmas
First Runner Up
Most Creative Interpretation of Materials
Ginger & the Snaps - Thomas Printworks
High School Challenge
Galena Park High School Culinary Arts Club
Galena Park Christmas Village
Best Architectural Icon
Tallest Standing Structure
Bank of America Building
Minute Maid Park
Best Holiday Themed
Best Non-Holiday Themed
Many thanks and holiday cheer to the event sponsors!
About AIA Houston and The Architecture Center Houston (ArCH)
AIA Houston is the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects and is a community of architects coming together to accomplish things in our practices and in our communities that no single architect can do alone. The Architecture Center Houston Foundation is a nonprofit education organization designated by the IRS as a 501(c)3 corporation that promotes awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the ways in which architecture and urban design influence the built environment and enhance the quality of life in the community.
For more information: www.aiahouston.org
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