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Dec
9
Sat
2017
AIA’s Gingerbread Build-Off @ Hermann Square
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Architecture Center Houston will host the 9th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall’s Hermann Square Saturday, December 9, 2017. Competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100% edible materials. More than 4,500 spectators are expected to attend and cheer on the teams, play in the kids’ construction zone, and see Santa! All of that entertainment is FREE and open to the public! 

Want to compete?

Team registration is open to local architecture firms, design professionals, 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 Holiday Themed, Best Non-Holiday Themed, Best Houston-centric, Most Creative Interpretation of Materials, and Public Favorite. Gingerbread buildings will be judged by an independent panel of food, design, art, and architecture professionals.

Register your team online here. Please review the Competition Rules before registering.

Volunteering

ArCH needs help with the Kids Construction Zone, as well as setup/teardown of the event. Email aleks@aiahouston.org for more details, or visit our page at Volunteer Match. Educational and civic groups welcome!

SPONSOR

Sponsor the Gingerbread Build-Off! Connect with our teams and spectators while supporting Architecture Center Houston’s exhibits, tours, and education programs.

Event Day Schedule

9:00 – 10:00 Team Check-in
10:00 – 3:00 Competition Building & Kids Construction Zone
10:00 – 4:00 Food Trucks
12:00 – 2:00 SANTA!!!!!
3:00 – 4:00 Foster High School Falcon Choir
4:00 – 4:30 Awards

Following the Build-Off

Winners and select competitors will be featured in a one-week exhibition December 11-15, free and open to the public at the Central Branch of the Houston Public Library (500 McKinney St.)

Dec
11
Mon
2017
Houston Urban Gardeners (HUG) Meeting
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm
Houston Urban Gardeners (HUG) Meeting @ Houston | Texas | United States

The purpose of HUG is to fully support Houstonians growing their own food and eating more fresh local produce.
We do this with timely presentations at monthly meetings, an informative website (www.HoustonUrbanGardeners.org), a free, content-packed monthly e-newsletter, a Twitter and Facebook page, and a yearly home garden visitation event. To foster neighborhood interactions at every meeting, a large basic map of Houston divides the city into 5 zones. Name tags are color-coded to each of the five areas. In this way attendees have been able to find people in their part of this large city and sometimes to share the work load of growing vegetables.

We meet the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:30 PM.

Jan
8
Mon
2018
Houston Urban Gardeners (HUG) Meeting
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm
Houston Urban Gardeners (HUG) Meeting @ Houston | Texas | United States

The purpose of HUG is to fully support Houstonians growing their own food and eating more fresh local produce.
We do this with timely presentations at monthly meetings, an informative website (www.HoustonUrbanGardeners.org), a free, content-packed monthly e-newsletter, a Twitter and Facebook page, and a yearly home garden visitation event. To foster neighborhood interactions at every meeting, a large basic map of Houston divides the city into 5 zones. Name tags are color-coded to each of the five areas. In this way attendees have been able to find people in their part of this large city and sometimes to share the work load of growing vegetables.

We meet the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:30 PM.

Feb
12
Mon
2018
Houston Urban Gardeners (HUG) Meeting
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm
Houston Urban Gardeners (HUG) Meeting @ Houston | Texas | United States

The purpose of HUG is to fully support Houstonians growing their own food and eating more fresh local produce.
We do this with timely presentations at monthly meetings, an informative website (www.HoustonUrbanGardeners.org), a free, content-packed monthly e-newsletter, a Twitter and Facebook page, and a yearly home garden visitation event. To foster neighborhood interactions at every meeting, a large basic map of Houston divides the city into 5 zones. Name tags are color-coded to each of the five areas. In this way attendees have been able to find people in their part of this large city and sometimes to share the work load of growing vegetables.

We meet the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:30 PM.