Gingerbread Build Off

Saturday December 8, 2012 at Hermann Square

9:00am Teams check-in
10:00am Competition begins
10:00am Kids Construction Zone Opens
12:00pm - 2:00pm Santa
3:00pm Judging and public favorite voting
4:00pm Awards

December 10 - 14
Exhibition of winners at Architecture Center Houston
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December 8, 2012
Hermann Square at City Hall
900 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77002

Brought to you by the Gingerbread Build-Off

Architecture Center Houston in partnership with Buffalo Bayou Partnership and C2 Creative will host the 4th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall's Hermann Square Saturday December 8, 2012. Over 20 competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100% 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! All of that entertainment is free and open to the public! Plus Houston food trucks It's a Wrap!, Ladybird, Monster PBJ, and Porch Swing Desserts will be on site selling food.

Team Registration 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 10–14, free and open to the public at ArCH at 315 Capitol, Suite 120, Houston Texas 77002. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9AM to 5PM and Friday 9AM to 3PM. Parking is available at the Hobby Center Parking Garage.