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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
13
Wed
2017
Houston Food Policy Workgroup @ Upper Kirby Building
Dec 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Houston Food Policy Workgroup @ Upper Kirby Building | Houston | Texas | United States

http://www.houstontomorrow.org/initiatives/story/houston-food-policy-workgroup/

***Bring your own lunch***

***RSVP Required***

The mission of the Houston Food Policy Workgroup is to nurture the growth of a sustainable local food system, accessible to all, through education, collaboration, communication, and creation of a food policy council for the Houston region.

Meetings are open to the public and generally include leaders from various diverse organizations in the Houston region working on food issues. The group meets to discuss and encourage the advancement of local food production and consumption, and has begun to take on projects to work towards the functions stated in the mission statement. This group depends on the varied areas of expertise of its members, which allows the group to successfully move forward in its endeavors.

The workgroup meets at 11:30 AM on the second Wednesday of each month.  All are welcome, as long as you RSVP.

Quarterly Rural Meetings
Every three months, we meet move the monthly meeting to somewhere around the Houston region to allow rural partners and farmers easier access to participate in the workgroup and to expose Houstonians to Houston’s agricultural assets.

For more information on the Houston Food Policy Workgroup, like our FaceBook page or go to our website.

 

Dec
20
Wed
2017
Houston GREEN Film Series @ Rice Media Center
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
10
Wed
2018
Houston Food Policy Workgroup @ Upper Kirby Building
Jan 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Houston Food Policy Workgroup @ Upper Kirby Building | Houston | Texas | United States

http://www.houstontomorrow.org/initiatives/story/houston-food-policy-workgroup/

***Bring your own lunch***

***RSVP Required***

The mission of the Houston Food Policy Workgroup is to nurture the growth of a sustainable local food system, accessible to all, through education, collaboration, communication, and creation of a food policy council for the Houston region.

Meetings are open to the public and generally include leaders from various diverse organizations in the Houston region working on food issues. The group meets to discuss and encourage the advancement of local food production and consumption, and has begun to take on projects to work towards the functions stated in the mission statement. This group depends on the varied areas of expertise of its members, which allows the group to successfully move forward in its endeavors.

The workgroup meets at 11:30 AM on the second Wednesday of each month.  All are welcome, as long as you RSVP.

Quarterly Rural Meetings
Every three months, we meet move the monthly meeting to somewhere around the Houston region to allow rural partners and farmers easier access to participate in the workgroup and to expose Houstonians to Houston’s agricultural assets.

For more information on the Houston Food Policy Workgroup, like our FaceBook page or go to our website.

 

Jan
17
Wed
2018
Houston GREEN Film Series @ Rice Media Center
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb
14
Wed
2018
Houston Food Policy Workgroup @ Upper Kirby Building
Feb 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Houston Food Policy Workgroup @ Upper Kirby Building | Houston | Texas | United States

http://www.houstontomorrow.org/initiatives/story/houston-food-policy-workgroup/

***Bring your own lunch***

***RSVP Required***

The mission of the Houston Food Policy Workgroup is to nurture the growth of a sustainable local food system, accessible to all, through education, collaboration, communication, and creation of a food policy council for the Houston region.

Meetings are open to the public and generally include leaders from various diverse organizations in the Houston region working on food issues. The group meets to discuss and encourage the advancement of local food production and consumption, and has begun to take on projects to work towards the functions stated in the mission statement. This group depends on the varied areas of expertise of its members, which allows the group to successfully move forward in its endeavors.

The workgroup meets at 11:30 AM on the second Wednesday of each month.  All are welcome, as long as you RSVP.

Quarterly Rural Meetings
Every three months, we meet move the monthly meeting to somewhere around the Houston region to allow rural partners and farmers easier access to participate in the workgroup and to expose Houstonians to Houston’s agricultural assets.

For more information on the Houston Food Policy Workgroup, like our FaceBook page or go to our website.

 

Feb
21
Wed
2018
Houston GREEN Film Series @ Rice Media Center
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
14
Wed
2018
Houston Food Policy Workgroup @ Upper Kirby Building
Mar 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Houston Food Policy Workgroup @ Upper Kirby Building | Houston | Texas | United States

http://www.houstontomorrow.org/initiatives/story/houston-food-policy-workgroup/

***Bring your own lunch***

***RSVP Required***

The mission of the Houston Food Policy Workgroup is to nurture the growth of a sustainable local food system, accessible to all, through education, collaboration, communication, and creation of a food policy council for the Houston region.

Meetings are open to the public and generally include leaders from various diverse organizations in the Houston region working on food issues. The group meets to discuss and encourage the advancement of local food production and consumption, and has begun to take on projects to work towards the functions stated in the mission statement. This group depends on the varied areas of expertise of its members, which allows the group to successfully move forward in its endeavors.

The workgroup meets at 11:30 AM on the second Wednesday of each month.  All are welcome, as long as you RSVP.

Quarterly Rural Meetings
Every three months, we meet move the monthly meeting to somewhere around the Houston region to allow rural partners and farmers easier access to participate in the workgroup and to expose Houstonians to Houston’s agricultural assets.

For more information on the Houston Food Policy Workgroup, like our FaceBook page or go to our website.

 

Mar
21
Wed
2018
Houston GREEN Film Series @ Rice Media Center
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
11
Wed
2018
Houston Food Policy Workgroup @ Upper Kirby Building
Apr 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Houston Food Policy Workgroup @ Upper Kirby Building | Houston | Texas | United States

http://www.houstontomorrow.org/initiatives/story/houston-food-policy-workgroup/

***Bring your own lunch***

***RSVP Required***

The mission of the Houston Food Policy Workgroup is to nurture the growth of a sustainable local food system, accessible to all, through education, collaboration, communication, and creation of a food policy council for the Houston region.

Meetings are open to the public and generally include leaders from various diverse organizations in the Houston region working on food issues. The group meets to discuss and encourage the advancement of local food production and consumption, and has begun to take on projects to work towards the functions stated in the mission statement. This group depends on the varied areas of expertise of its members, which allows the group to successfully move forward in its endeavors.

The workgroup meets at 11:30 AM on the second Wednesday of each month.  All are welcome, as long as you RSVP.

Quarterly Rural Meetings
Every three months, we meet move the monthly meeting to somewhere around the Houston region to allow rural partners and farmers easier access to participate in the workgroup and to expose Houstonians to Houston’s agricultural assets.

For more information on the Houston Food Policy Workgroup, like our FaceBook page or go to our website.