Gingerbread Build Off

Saturday December 12, 2015

10:00am - 4:30pm
Free to attend and open to the public.

$125 Team registration.


Exhibition of winners at Architecture Center Houston
December 14-18, 2015

Hermann Square
900 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77002

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Gingerbread Build-Off

December 14, 2013

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Gingerbread Build Off

December 8, 2012


Architecture Center Houston will host the 7th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall's Hermann Square Saturday December 12, 2015. Over 30 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! 

Team registration for the 2015 event 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.

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!!!!!
2:00 - 3:00 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 14-18, free and open to the public at Architecture Center Houston

Check out the images of past Gingerbread Build-Off entries!