2020 "Gingerbread at the ArCH"

Commemorating the completion of the new Architecture Center Houston

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December 14, 2020
Architecture Center Houston
902 Commerce Street
Houston, TX 77002

Brought to you by the Gingerbread Build-Off

While we are unable to host an in-person competition this year, we've commissioned something special in honor of the brand new Architecture Center Houston.  We think it will really TAKE THE CAKE!

Current and former members of our AIA Sandcastle Committee will come together to build a gingerbread structure commemorating the completion of the long-awaited Architecture Center Houston at 902 Commerce Street. The team, known as "Ginger & the Snaps", has competed in the Gingerbread Build-Off for many years, wowing spectators with entries like "Sandcastle in December", "Old MacGinger Had a Farm", "Gingerassic Park" and "Winnie the Pooh." 

The completed sculpture will go on display at the Center beginning Monday, Dec. 14.  While the ArCH is not yet open to the public, you'll be able to see and photograph the creation, which will be displayed in the front windows.  They'll even be an Instagram station so you can share your photos on social media!

A huge THANK YOU goes out to our generous sponsors, Martinez Architects and Three Brothers Bakery! 

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Thank you to our talented team of builders:

Jeffery Briggs, M2L Associates Inc.
Ashley Heitmeier Hesser, W Partnership
Sarah Killingsworth, Stantec
Corey Lynch, PhiloWilke
Ricardo Martinez, Martinez Architects
Vanessa Poe, Richmond Hill Design + Build
Ed Stevelman, living the retired life!
Debby Joiner, AIA Houston


For more information about the display, please contact Debby Joiner.