Must see for the holidays: Architects re-create iconic structures using gingerbread

Gensler, PBK, Page Sutherland Page, and Kirksey were among the firms to compete in the 5th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off.

December 20, 2013 |

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

Falling Water 



2nd Runner Up:


Hogwarts Castle 



Public Favorite:

Seeberger Architecture

Despicable Me



Best Traditional: 


The Classic 



Best Non-Traditional:





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")



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