Microdesk’s Award-Winning Canstruction Build 2022

“A Meal fit for a King” wins Best Original Design, People’s Choice and Most-Cans!

Microdesk was delighted to take part in this year’s Canstruction event in New York City, winning three awards for our King Tut-inspired sculpture, ” A Meal Fit for a King”. This will be our third year participating in this event, with our sculpture being bigger than ever at 8ft tall and made with roughly 8,000 tuna cans.

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 – Strategic Implementation Manager

Erica Concolino – Senior Strategic Implementation Manager


Aubrey Lynch – Solutions Specialist, Architecture

Lisa Volmering – EAM Business Analyst

Greg Lehrer – Vice President of Consulting

August Nazareth – Account Manager

Bryant Walker – Solutions Specialist, MEP

Eslam Chalabi – Solutions Specialist, Architecture

Additional Contributors: 

Yogendra Sisodiya – Senior NET Software Developer

Yolany Heredia – Solutions Specialist, Architecture

Nick Scalone – Director of Program Management

Jenny Ho – Solutions Specialist, MEP

Greg Deliso – Associate Director of Architecture

Learn about our process and how our team was able to leverage BIM
technologies and applications

The Microdesk team was hard at work at developing the model for “A Meal Fit for a King” structure. Our team was spread out between the NYC,  Philadelphia and Washington DC offices, but by utilizing Autodesk Construction Cloud, we were able to collaborate on this project and be on the same page at every stage.

The initial proof of concept was created in 3D Studio Max, and the model was executed and fine-tuned with Autodesk Revit. Autodesk Revit provided both modeling and documentation capabilities to make this project a success.

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.®