Microdesk’s Award-Winning Canstruction Build

“Pikachu Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple” wins People’s Choice and Honorable Mention at Canstruction 2021.

Microdesk was delighted to take part in this year’s Canstruction event in New York City, winning two awards for our Pokémon-inspired submission “Pikachu Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple.” Made with 3,228 cans of tomato sauce, diced green chilies, baked beans and olives, this 7ft tall Pikachu will help feed 1,140 New Yorkers as part of this charitable event.

We would like to thank our Canstruction build team for their hard work and enthusiasm throughout hundreds of hours of design and construction time!


Elizabeth Panzarino – Architectural Solutions Specialist


Erica Concolino – Architectural Solutions Specialist


Lisa Volmering – EAM Business Analyst

Julianne Bentley – Architectural Solutions Specialist

Damian Roman – Architectural Solutions Specialist

Greg Lehrer – Vice President, Consulting

Brian Bates – Strategic Implementation Manager

Bryant Walker – MEP Solutions Specialist

Sam Mandal – Client Success Manager

Canstruction® New York is a not for profit charity, founded by the SDA, which hosts competitions and events creating awe-inspiring, gigantic structures made entirely out of non-perishable food. Canstruction® New York has donated over 2 million pounds of food to local food banks since 1993, and over 1.2 million pounds to City Harvest since 2006. Since 1992, Canstruction® has raised nearly 82 million pounds of food for hunger relief organizations around the world with its signature, trademarked CanArt.®