Gingerbread Build Off

Saturday December 9, 2017

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

Exhibition of winners at Architecture Center Houston
December 11 - 15, 2017

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 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! 

Team registration for the 2017 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 registration  will open in July 2017. 

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 Children's Film Festival at Houston Public Library (just across the street!)
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 Architecture Center Houston

Volunteering
Volunteer to help with the Gingerbread Build-Off! ArCH needs help with the Kids Construction Zone, as well as setup/teardown of the event. Email geoff@aiahouston.org for more details, or visit our page at Volunteer Match. Educational and civic groups welcome!