What: AIA Houston and C2 Creative Gingerbread Build-Off and Exhibition
When: December 14, 2013, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; awards at 4 p.m.
Where: Hermann Square at City Hall, 900 Smith Street
Architecture Center Houston (ArCH) in partnership with C2 Creative is now accepting team registrations and sponsors for the 5th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall’s Hermann Square. Competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100-percent edible materials. More than 3,000 spectators are expected to attend and cheer on the teams, play in the kids’ construction zone, and see Santa!
Team Registration is $125 and is open to local architecture firms, design professional, students, and enthusiasts seeking the coveted Grand Prix de Show for their edible structure. Additional awards will be given in categories including 1st and 2nd Runner Up, Best Architectural Icon, Tallest Standing Structure, Best Traditionally Themed, Best Non-Traditionally Themed, Most Creative Interpretation of Materials, and Public Favorite. Gingerbread buildings will be judged by an independent panel of food, design, art, and architecture professionals.
Following the Build-Off, winners and select competitors will be featured in a one-week exhibition December 16-20, free and open to the public at ArCH at 315 Capitol, Suite 120, in Houston. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is available at the Hobby Center Parking Garage.
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