AIA Houston and Architecture Center Houston last week partnered to host the 5th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off. The event pitted 32 architecture teams against one another to see who could design and build the most unique and creative structures using gingerbread.
Gensler, PBK, Page Sutherland Page (now dba Page), Seeberger Architecture, and Kirksey were among the major firms to participate. Students and design enthusiasts also competed in the event, which drew more than 2,000 spectators.
The team from Kirksey took the top prize with its gingerbread interpretation of the London Tower Bridge. In all, nine teams were honored:
Grand Prix de Show:
London Tower Bridge
1st Runner up:
Art Institute of Houston
2nd Runner Up:
Best Architecture Icon:
Jingle Bell Demo - Foley's
Most Creative Use of Materials:
Page Sutherland Page Gingertects
Blizzard of Oz
Tallest Standing Structure:
Kung Fu Candy Crushers (50")