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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.)

Jan
24
Wed
2018
Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour 2018 @ River Oaks Theatre
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FB-Header-The-RidgeContinuing our wildly successful 2017 showing, the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition is proud to bring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour, one of the largest environmental film festivals in North America, back to Houston for two nights: January 24 & 25, 2018!
filmfestival2015marquee_smaller_croppedWe invite you to join us at the 2018 W&SFF On Tour to be held at the historic River Oaks Theatre, where up to 450 patrons each night will enjoy about ten short films each night highlighting the latest environmental issues. We selected films that showcase the links between beauty, environment, adventure, quality of life, and action.

By showing these films, CEC is working to connect individuals and organizations to create a stronger Gulf Coast environmental community.

For the 2018 showing, CEC will work again with the Houston Green Film Series WSFF Logoto host a screening of films telling local environmental stories. Two of these films will be selected for inclusion in the January 2018 showing of the festival; you can view all the local film candidates on CEC YouTube Channel.

To learn more, please contact rachel@cechouston.org or 713-524-4232 for more information. For the latest scoop, check out the event page on Facebook.

2018 Sponsorship

We invite you to become a sponsor of this exciting event. Sponsorship is an amazing opportunity to align your organization with our community and inspire people to take environmental action where they live. You will also support over 130 local organizations that are part of the CEC, and raise awareness for your own green initiatives.

 

Jan
25
Thu
2018
Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour 2018 @ River Oaks Theatre
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FB-Header-The-RidgeContinuing our wildly successful 2017 showing, the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition is proud to bring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour, one of the largest environmental film festivals in North America, back to Houston for two nights: January 24 & 25, 2018!
filmfestival2015marquee_smaller_croppedWe invite you to join us at the 2018 W&SFF On Tour to be held at the historic River Oaks Theatre, where up to 450 patrons each night will enjoy about ten short films each night highlighting the latest environmental issues. We selected films that showcase the links between beauty, environment, adventure, quality of life, and action.

By showing these films, CEC is working to connect individuals and organizations to create a stronger Gulf Coast environmental community.

For the 2018 showing, CEC will work again with the Houston Green Film Series WSFF Logoto host a screening of films telling local environmental stories. Two of these films will be selected for inclusion in the January 2018 showing of the festival; you can view all the local film candidates on CEC YouTube Channel.

To learn more, please contact rachel@cechouston.org or 713-524-4232 for more information. For the latest scoop, check out the event page on Facebook.

2018 Sponsorship

We invite you to become a sponsor of this exciting event. Sponsorship is an amazing opportunity to align your organization with our community and inspire people to take environmental action where they live. You will also support over 130 local organizations that are part of the CEC, and raise awareness for your own green initiatives.